Why Does CityLink Exist?

We believe that by working together, we can do significantly more. We believe that all people are created with incredible potential, and that sometimes that potential just needs to be rediscovered. We believe that our clients have as much to teach our staff and volunteers as our staff and volunteers have to teach our clients. We believe our city won’t reach its full potential until our citizens have a chance to reach their full potential. We believe that by providing a platform for people to come together, we can build lasting bridges across socioeconomic divides. We believe we’re called to serve, and that faith without action is dead.

Martin Luther King Jr said it profoundly on December 18th, 1963 in Kalamazoo, Michigan when he said:

“All I am saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied to a single garment of destiny.  Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.  For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.  You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.  This is the interrelated structure of reality”.