Beacon Leadership Team

Plymouth’s Beacon Leadership team works in partnership with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative to create affordable, supportive housing, supports the Families Moving Forward shelter program, and advocates for resources and policies to end homelessness. The team consists of approximately 10-12 members including a staff member and a congregational organizer who meet monthly throughout the year and a larger group called the Minute Squad who are called upon 1-2 times per month to assist with calls or emails to various local or state officials to support Beacon’s housing policy work.  During the past couple of years, we have been in contact with Hennepin County Commissioners, State Legislators, City Council members, hosted Town Halls and Forums, initiated postcard campaigns, and in the past year, participated in monthly Rent Is Due Day of Action which supports the Bring It Home, Mn campaign for state-wide rental assistance.

As a Volunteer

If you believe as we do that every person deserves a home, we invite you to join us as a regular member on the team, or if your time is more limited, to join our Minute Squad volunteers.  There are a variety of opportunities for advocacy in either group.  As a core team member, you will work with other members to set yearly goals for the team including expanding awareness of Beacon’s work and increasing the number of Plymouth members who will support us in this work.  As a Minute Squad volunteer, you will be called on once or twice a month to advocate by phone or email.

History

Plymouth has a long and strong connection with Beacon.  Founded as the Plymouth Neighborhood Foundation with the creation of supportive housing at Lydia Apartments, across LaSalle Ave from the Church some 20+ years ago, Beacon now has grown to include more than 100 congregations throughout the Twin Cities area.