Who we Are
Founded in 2009, All of Us & You Youth Center (A.O.U.N.U) is an international Christian humanitarian organization helping prepare and teach today’s youth that there is a way. You can still have hope. We are a non-profit based organization. (A.O.U.N.U) has procured, and held many different occasions for the youth from the Chicago area to the South Suburbs of Illinois. We are recognized as a non-profit, 501c3 based organization.
We are responsive to life-threatening emergencies where our involvement is needed and appropriate. We are willing to take intelligent risks and act quickly. We do this from a foundation of experience and sensitivity to what the situation requires. We also recognize that even in the midst of crisis the destitute have a contribution to make. We are responsive in a different sense where deep-seated and often complex economic and social deprivation calls for sustainable, long-term development.
We are partners
We are partners with the poor and with donors in a shared ministry. We are members of The River of Life Worship Center, located in the South Suburbs of Illinois that transcends legal, structural, and cultural boundaries. We pursue relationships with all churches and desire mutual participation in ministry. We maintain a cooperative stance and a spirit of openness towards other humanitarian organizations.
We value People
We regard all people as created and loved by God. We give priority to people before money, structure, systems, and other institutional machinery. We act in ways that respect dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person. We celebrate the richness of diversity in human personality, culture and contribution. We practice a participative, open, enabling style in working relationships. We encourage the professional, personal, and spiritual development of our staff.
We are Christian
The resources at our disposal are not our own. They are a trust from God through donors on behalf of the Youth. We speak and act honestly. We are open and factual in our dealings with donors, project communities, governments and the public at large. We demand of ourselves high standards of professional competence and financial accountability. We are stewards of God's creation. We seek to follow Jesus — in his identification with the powerless, the afflicted, the oppressed, and the marginalized; in his special concern for children; in his respect for the dignity bestowed equally on women and men; in his challenge to unjust attitudes and systems; in his call to share resources with each other; in his love for all people without discrimination or conditions; in his offer of new life through faith in him.