At The Branch, we know that people flourish in community, but our society is fractured by social, financial, religious, political, and ethnic division. These differences can make finding a real community difficult. Our goal is to develop meaningful connections with the members of the community at The Branch: students, teachers, clients, volunteers, and staff. Whether we are learning English as a foreign language, loading food in cars, packing boxes, or stocking the pantry shelves, all are treated with dignity and respect. We are working together to form bonds of friendship so that everyone at The Branch has a voice and a place of acceptance and welcome. By creating such a community, we hope to give people what they need to thrive spiritually, emotionally, and materially.