Mission: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty One Life at a Time
Vision: Lives Changed. Communities Impacted. Generations Transformed.
Core Values: Justice. Mercy. Humility. (Micah 6:8)
Mission: Possible! Austin started in 1992 when Tim Pinson, Sr. began to minister to children living in under-resourced areas of Austin. Tim was inspired by two inner-city programs in Waco: Backyard Bible Clubs in government housing complexes and a church under a bridge for homeless people. He began to believe that something similar could happen in Austin.
In 1992, Project Intercept began connecting with children in East Austin. Outreach expanded into the homeless population in 1993, with Church Under the Bridge beginning to meet once a month. 1993 was also the first year of Camp Nikos, a summer camp for at-risk children. In 1996, Mission: Possible! Austin became a 501(c)(3), and the following year officially moved to the Eastside to office out of Owen’s Garage. By 1998, Church Under the Bridge was operating every Sunday.
In 2003, Mission: Possible! Austin purchased what is now the Child & Family Center. In 2007, Mission: Possible! Austin acquired 1816 & 1818 East 12th Streets, now occupying two corners at 12th & Chicon. In the last few years there has been a strategic focus on partnering with other non-profits for the purpose of generational transformation through community development. Through these partnerships, Mission: Possible! Austin now offers pregnancy resources, children and family programs, anger management and recovery services, and a local community church. In 2017, Mission: Possible! Austin celebrated 25 years of ministry! Mission: Possible! Austin built the Hesed Interventional (or safe) Homes and saw the launching of its strategic partner Eastside Community Church which meets at 1190 Chicon st.