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Kevin and Lisa (Mariano) Gwin and Family

Kevin and Lisa Gwin and their family serves with Breakthrough Urban Ministries in the Chicago area. Photo credit: www.breakthrough.org.

by Marketing

July 20, 2010

Inner city children benefit from a strong network of positive adults in their lives. That's why Kevin '96 and Lisa (Mariano) '99 Gwin have invested their lives in Chicago's East Garfield Park community. Both serve on staff at ministry organizations where they help young people get a strong educational foundation.

At Breakthrough Urban Ministries, Lisa coordinates a kindergarten readiness program for preschoolers. At Vision Nehemiah, Kevin coordinates a college scholarship program for high school students. Together, they helped plant Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in their neighborhood where Kevin serves as pastor. Chicago's inner city is their mission field, and they are
providing a support system that helps vulnerable children succeed.

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Read more about the Gwin's work in Chicago, alongside Brian Dye '99 and Bill '96 and Marcie (Duez) '97 Curry, in the summer Inspire!