Social Engagement Initiative

Transforming our selves and our neighbors

We seek to transform our guests, our selves, and our community. By engaging our neighbors socially, academically, and creatively, we hope to spread the proclamation and practice of radical hospitality beyond our doors. Join us, and together we can creatively and intentionally challenge systems of injustice and oppression facing our most vulnerable neighbors.

Are you a past participant of the Summer Youth Initiative, Alternative Breaks, Weekends, or Day Immersions?? Whether you joined anytime in the past as a youth or as an adult, we’d love to hear from you and see how your time with us has had a lasting impact. Please consider completing and sending us a Testimonial, found here.

For the most recent updates on the Youth Initiative, check out our newsletters! 

December 2016

January 2016

September 2015

April 2015

If you do not currently receive emails with our newsletters, contact Devin to get on the list!

Summer Youth Initiative
Summer 2017 is a wrap, and was our largest summer to date! We were thrilled to welcome youth and adults from Falls Church Presbyterian Church, Falls Church, VA; Plymouth Congregational Church, Miami, FL; Pilgrim Fellowship/ First Church, Guilford, CT; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Doylestown, PA; Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC; Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA; First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, PA; Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton, PA; Mystic Congregational Church, Mystic, CT; Second First Church, Rockford, IL; Calvary Presbyterian Church, Indiana, PA; Carmel Presbyterian Church, Glenside, PA; First Presbyterian Church, Strasburg, PA; Long Island Western Cluster; Paradise Lutheran Church, Thomasville, PA; Westminster Presbyterian Church Alexandria, VA; Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD; Grace Presbyterian Church, Montclair, NJ; Central Presbyterian Church, Downingtown, PA; First Presbyterian Church, Titusville, PA; Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Washington DC; Wayside Presbyterian Church, Landisville, PA; Gilbertsville Ecumenical Youth Group, Gilbertsville, NY.

Registration for Summer 2018 is open! Visit our summer page here.

Day Immersions

Historically, the we has hosted weekend service retreats in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. We have officially discontinued our overnight weekend experiences, and have developed brand new Day Immersions! All groups of 20 or fewer people are welcome to schedule a Day Immersion in order to have a relational experience at BSM and then dig deeper into issues of deep poverty and justice. Visit our Day Immersions page for more information on what to expect and how to register!

Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks are a great opportunity for past and new Youth Initiative participants to be involved throughout the year, for campus ministry groups to engage in social justice service learning, or for social justice minded students of any age to obtain hands-on experience with poverty issues outside of the classroom. Visit our Alternative Breaks page for more information!

You can contact the Social Engagement Manager, Devin Johns, directly via email at or at (215) 735-4847 ext. 108. 




Checks are to be made payable to Broad Street Ministry and mailed to:

Attn: Michele Ward, 315 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA, 19107

*In the comment section please put your group’s name and indicate in the memo line what your check is for (Day Immersion, Alternative Break, Summer Youth Initiative, etc).

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