Our mission: To bring hope and
a future through Christ to youth and their families in the inner
Inner City Youth Alive (ICYA) is a faith-based, non-profit organization located in the North End of Winnipeg, one of the city's most needy neighbourhoods. ICYA has been reaching out, supporting and empowering youth and their families in the inner city through services and programs since 1986.
ICYA provides a safe and nurturing environment for children many of whom experience poverty, abuse and neglect. ICYA offers quality programs through which relationships grow. By providing hope, inspiration and mentorship these supportive relationships play a vital role in the lives of hundreds of children who are at risk. These programs allow the children to grow and develop into confident and caring individuals who are better equipped to deal with the challenges in their lives.
Making a house a home
A once derelict home located at the corner of Powers Street and Redwood Avenue, now has a new lease on life. After nearly 2 years of hard work, staff and volunteers from Inner City Youth Alive have transformed a two storey house into a cozy family home.
$2 house gets new lease on life
Youth from an inner city youth program have completely renovated a derelict house in Winnipeg's North End that had been boarded up for over 10 years.
Building citizens one home at a time
Jeremy Soldat stole cars. He was good at it, too. Now, the 20-year-old, who walked out of jail last year and vowed never to return, wants to rebuild his past. One house at a time, if necessary.
North end home renovated by group of youths
A group of north end youths has completely transformed a long vacant house on Powers Street. Laurie Kozak with Inner City Youth Alive tells CJOB the place has come a long way since they bought it from the city for two dollars in 2011.
Inner city youth group restores formerly derelict home
Two years ago, Inner City Youth Alive bought a derelict home on Powers Street from the city for $2. Now, the group has helped restore the home, with youths working alongside trained professionals to renovate and upgrade the structure, which was previously boarded up for a decade.
Youth renovate derelict North End building
After more than 10 years sitting vacant, a derelict building on Winnipeg's Powers Street is nearly ready to be lived in. The major makeover is thanks to a group of inner-city youth who dedicated their time to rebuilding the structure and learning a trade at the same time.
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Video: CanadaHelps CEO visits ICYA to discuss where donations go
Donors are always wondering where their donations went, so CanadaHelps (the organization Inner City Youth Alive gathers donations through) made a video to help them find out.
Video: Global Winnipeg, Cold Calculations Part 1, A look at crime and violence
Part 1 of Global Winnipeg's investigative series Cold Calculations looks at communities within the city all too familiar with crime and violence. Megan Batchelor reports.
Drag racing on ice a thrill for city youth
Anthony Maxwell once launched a car into the wild blue yonder, using a snowbank like a ramp, and it wasn't on purpose.
The boy and his family moved here about a year ago. His family is like so many young families around here; there's a lot of love, but not much money.
What is community ministry?
Inner-City Youth Alive has three staff in community ministry: Harvey Rempel, Andrew Reimer and Jordan Penner. We devote ourselves to a ministry of presence and intentional friendship, providing relationship-based support and spiritual care to youth, adults and families in the neighbourhood.
Out of the ashes comes the Building of Hope
After one-third of its building was destroyed by arson, Inner City Youth Alive has turned the devastation into a Building of Hope. The arson, which occurred in April 30, 2008, affected ICYA's capacity to help youth and run programs in the North End of Winnipeg.
Youth centre rises from fire: Drop-in spot in North End set to debut new $1-M look
A fire three years ago ripped out the heart of a North End youth drop-in centre, but the blaze became a springboard for a $1-million renovation project.
Youth organization welcomes fresh start: North End youth group celebrates $1 million construction completion
A North End-based organization for you this about to literally rise from the ashes of its former location. Inner City Youth Alive expects to cut the ribbon on a new activity centre at 418 Aberdeen Ave. next week. The new building will be located at the same spot where the organization's former home stood until it was destroyed by arson more than two years ago.
Providence to Honour Four People for Significant Christian Contributions
At its graduation ceremonies on April 16 and 17 Providence College and Seminary will honor two graduates with an Alumnus of the Year Award. The recipients of these awards, one for the college and one for the seminary, are selected by the Providence Alumni Committee.
Dueck brothers share Briercrest award
Joe and Kent Dueck share more than a passion for kids, they now share Briercrest College and Seminary's Alumnus of the Year award. On April 20 the award will be presented to the brothers, who each operate inner-city youth ministries. Both have invested their lives to bring hope and help to young people who are often in desperate situations.
Help beacon shine: Organization brings hope to inner-city youth
Next time you drive through the intersection of Salter Street and Aberdeen Avenue, check out the building on the southwest corner. It may not show from the outside, but to young people seeking a better life, that building is a beacon of hope and opportunity, a respite from the negativity of the streets and often, from a dysfunctional, even dangerous home life as well.