Our guest is Sara Miller, founder of A House on Beekman, a nonprofit joining God in the renewal of the South Bronx.
In this episode, Sara shares her story of being welcomed into her neighborhood, and her team’s work to build a venture that aims to create generational change for its neighbors within a six-block radius.
Sara moved to New York City for college, and in a period of deep spiritual conviction about God’s care for the poor, asked herself the question: “If Jesus lived in New York City today, where would he live?”
Her answer took her to the South Bronx, where she was warmly welcomed into the life of the neighborhood. Over time, her informal after-school program grew into the innovative nonprofit A House on Beekman, which works with young people in the neighborhood from birth to their entry into a career.
Her story is one of proximity, risk, and the joy that comes from shared sacrifice.
About The Guest
Sara Miller is the Executive Director of A House on Beekman, a nonprofit joining God in the renewal of the South Bronx. Sara moved to the South Bronx during her college years at New York University to live among and serve the families in the poorest neighborhood in the United States. After graduation, Sara eventually quit her job in Manhattan to work among the people she had grown to love. She has spent the last 3 years building A House on Beekman. She lives in the Bronx with her husband Brad.
The Redemptive Edge is hosted by Andy Crouch and features active members of the Praxis community. Produced by Mary Elizabeth Goodell and Scott Kauffmann of Praxis, with Mike Cosper, Mark Owens, Scott Slucher, and the team at Narrativo. Music by Eric Kinny.