Social Justice

Trinity Church Wall Street has a long-held commitment to social justice, beginning with the founding of the Trinity Charity School in 1709 and including a wide variety of outreach programs over its history. Trinity continues to promote justice and reconciliation today, with ministries rooted in the local community that confront racism and inequality, fight hunger, build community, and more.

Ministries include:

 

Grants

Trinity grants support innovative and transformative ministries around the country. Learn more.

 

Brown Bag Lunch

In some parts of Lower Manhattan, up to 20 percent of residents do not have access to sufficient affordable food. Volunteers from Trinity distribute Brown Bag lunches to more than 200 people each week. Learn more.

 

Congregational Outreach

The Trinity congregation, via its Witness and Outreach Committee, leads a number of ministries, including the Task Force Against Racism, active for more than 30 year, a Prison Ministry that works with the incarcerated and their families, and more.

 

The Parish Center

A community space located at 2 Rector Street near Trinity Place, the Parish Center is open daily for computer access, free WiFi, scheduled events, and socializing. The Parish Center regularly hosts congregational meetings and events, afterschool programs in partnership with local public schools, and more. Learn more.

 

Advocating for Children

Trinity supports children and New York public schools with programs that include the collection and donation of school supplies, music education, and volunteer days. Learn more.

 

Art and Advocacy

Trinity frequently sponsors community art projects, many with a social justice component. The recent installation Another Day Lost, by Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj, drew attention to the plight of refugees.

 

Contact

 

The Rev. Winnie Varghese, Director of Justice and Reconciliation
wvarghese@trinitywallstreet.org

Ruth Frey, Senior Program Officer for Justice and Reconciliation
rfrey@trinitywallstreet.org

Tasha Tucker, Director of Justice and Reconciliation Grants
ttucker@trinitywallstreet.org

Jenn Chinn, Program Manager for Justice and Reconciliation
jchinn@trinitywallstreet.org

Mandy Culbreath, Brown Bag Lunch Coordinator
mculbreath@trinitywallstreet.org

Maggy Laraque, Program Manager for Mission and Service Engagement Programs
mlaraque@trinitywallstreet.org