Ten Core Values are Foundation
The WBC serves the working children and their entire families. This characteristic makes our mission a unique agent for social change. The strength of a society depends on the welfare of the whole family. All members of the families of the working children receive the benefits provided by the Family of Families and learn a technical profession. In this way they contribute to the elimination of unemployment, one of the determining factors of poverty. Our ten core values which form the foundation of our programs to achieve the goals we propose are:
- Personal Formation
The family is the essential component of the Center, which seeks to strengthen union, mutual respect and solidarity of the family and the community.
There are weekly meetings directed at personal formation and strengthening families so that they may become agents of their own prosperity.
Service to the community is an important aspect of formation. Each member participates two hours daily in “family activities” aimed at strengthening commitment in this area.
Consolidation of religious formation is helped by daily Eucharistic celebrations, faith sharing groups and opportunities for annual reflection or “retreat experiences.”
Sunday community minga work gangs strengthen the commitment to the neighborhood. This program focuses on helping one another to build and better housing and basic neighborhood services.
Budgeting and savings programs promote financial planning and putting money aside for housing and other family needs.
NOTE: Financial support and outreach activities in the U.S. are handled by the stateside nonprofit, Center for Working Families (C4WF) in Brookfield, WI. Formerly known as Family Unity International in Elm Grove, WI.