I just met with Caity Riggsbee about her summer internship with Circle of Hope. She’s awesome, and I hope you get to meet her. Caity’s been part of a cell that meets at UArts throughout the past few years, and she wants to help more people get connected with what God is doing through us in the Philly metro. She applied for a grant from our partners at Mennonite Central Committee to do this creative work in our alternative system.
Caity has a great way of saying what she wants to say. She was a Digital Media major in high school and is finishing her degree in Film at UArts. When she’s not working on Restaurant Impossible with the Food Network or shooting weddings, she gravitates toward documentary creation. She’s co-president of the African Diaspora Collective and a member of Students of Creative Action. She thinks the world needs more understanding and dialogue about privilege and race. Of her faith in Jesus she says, “It comforts me to know that even in my most unworthy moments, I’m loved and wanted home.”
Caity is bright, warm, and compassionate. I’m excited to see where her vision and expertise will take us this summer and beyond. She’ll likely build a team to make connections at events and festivals and neighborhoods throughout the region, starting with our own Grill & Chill at FDR Park on June 25th! She’ll probably tell her story and help us tell our stories. Pray for Caity and her work this summer—that God would open doors for her to spread our love and hope.