Welcome To Our New Website

June 9, 2018



Dear Reader,


Almost five years ago, God began a work in the hearts of a few individuals to bring to our city an organization to work for the benefit of our under resourced kids.  This has been a journey that a group of us have pursued diligently since that time.  We were led to explore what was already happening in our region and were personally challenged to join in the work of restoring our city and surrounding region.  In the process of this journey, we were led to form a 501-3c organization that is called the Miami Valley Leadership Foundation.  We are one of seventy-four members of the Leadership Foundations in the world serving the inner cities in many different locations.


This website is a product of the many leaders and interested people who have been a large part of this exploratory adventure.   We are indebted to the many who have contributed to where we are today.  It has been an amazing journey and we look forward to what God has for us in the future. We are a faith endeavor but desire anyone who has a heart and passion for the kids in our region to join us in the work of serving those who have not been privileged to enjoy the benefits that some of us count as normal.  Our dream is to provide opportunities for members of the faith community and others in the Miami Valley to have a part in helping guide some young person thus giving him or her the greatest opportunity for success in life. 


Currently we are in the process of mentoring in seven schools and one church with mentors from twelve churches and growing rapidly. As the mentoring work is taking place in a community, we are engaged with leaders from the local churches in that community bringing them together to form an alliance with the purpose of leading and addressing collectively along with the leaders in the community the issues the community is facing.  When the alliance feels ready, a Hope4 community is formed and MVLF comes alongside to serve as needed.


Obviously, a movement of this type regards much prayer and both financial and personal resources. Would you consider being a part of restoring the Miami Valley to what God intends?  We are in need of churches, mentors, volunteer leaders, and donors who will invest in the lives of these under resourced children.


If you would like to be a part of what we are doing, respond to the invitations in the website to join our team by personal involvement or through financial donations.  All gifts are tax deductible.





James Schindler

Chairman of the Board, The Miami Valley Leadership Foundation (miamivalleyleadership.com)