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Presbytery of New York City

Mission Statement

Our Mission, as the Presbytery of New York City, is to embody God's gracious love in Jesus Christ through our ministries, our congregations, our partnerships, our service and witness, and our common life together. As a manifestation of Christ's body, we proclaim God's Word and promote God's justice to all persons and in all places, public and private, throughout NYC, striving to grow in faith and size so that all may hear and experience the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Professional Examination Services

Mission Statement

The mission of Professional Examination Service (PES), a nonprofit corporation, is to promote and protect the public welfare by articulating and demonstrating the value of credentialing and continuing competency assurance. This mission is founded upon our conviction that credentialing benefits both the public and the professions and occupations choosing to engage in this process. PES meets its mission by providing services and funding selected public service initiatives that impact the quality of the credentialing and continuing-competency assurance process.

Pure Earth Blacksmith Institute

Mission Statement

Pure Earth
Our mission is to identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world where high concentrations of toxins have devastating health effects. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions and secures support from national and international partnerships. Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth.
Problem Definition
Toxic pollutants at contaminated sites affect the health of more than 200 million people worldwide. Women and children are especially at risk suffering neurologic and immune system damage and an early death. (The number of people affected is comparable to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Yet pollution is one of the most underreported and underfunded problems in the world.) The majority of acutely toxic sites are caused by local business, many of them artisanal or small-scale. Abandoned sites are also quite common. Surprisingly, international companies are rarely implicated.
Interventions to mitigate these toxic exposures while protecting livelihoods have proven to be manageable, cost-effective, and eminently do-able. By partnering with and empowering local champions we clean up chemical and waste legacy toxic hotspots, prevent re-contamination and guard against future pollution.
We have cleaned up toxins in 80 locations that were affecting over 4 million people — 20% being children under six. These people will live longer, have less intellectual impairment, cancer and other diseases.