The Augustine Project
Now, you’re probably wondering why we chose the name Augustine for our project. For those of you familiar with church history, we are referring to St. Augustine of Hippo, not the Augustine who founded the See of Canterbury. The reason we chose to name this project after Augustine of Hippo is because of his immense influence over areas we are interested in which we will be working.
The Augustine Project was begun in the summer of 2008 as an effort by the Church of the Good Shepherd to minister to the downtown Binghamton area. Taking a unique two-pronged approach that sought to aid in the area’s social needs (such as poverty and education) as well as serve to the area’s growing arts scene, the Augustine Project at that time was intended to improve the city of Binghamton through building individual relationships and fostering community growth. In 2009, Good Shepherd was compelled to change locations and, as a result, the project also changed
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