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As violence surrounds, Chicago school’s partnership with suburban church offers students help, hope

As violence surrounds, Chicago school’s partnership with suburban church offers students help, hope

This week we’re sharing a powerful narrative, originally written by David Paulson for the Episcopal News Service about a unique and crucial church-school partnership in Chicago’s violent North Lawndale neighborhood. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Park Ridge, IL works in partnership with Community Christian Alternative Academy –

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The education gap you haven’t heard about

The education gap you haven't heard about

Can you remember an instance in your own education when a teacher or school administrator treated you unfairly or didn’t believe something you said? Do you remember how it made you feel? How it impacted your ability to learn from that educator? Almost everyone who was a

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Partnership Building 101: Ms. Janney’s Kids

Partnership Building 101: Ms. Janney's Kids

Last month I started to share the story of St. Mary’s Barnstable, my congregation on Cape Cod, and the journey we are making into a partnership with Hyannis West Elementary School. We’ve overcome some of the hurdles we faced last month and will have several more volunteers

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Adapting to Leadership Changes at your School

Anyone with experience with the public school system (including teachers, students, parents, and volunteers) can tell you the leadership turnover is extremely high. And it happens quickly. Average tenure for a public school administrator is only about three years (and to some folks that may even sound

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6 Relationship Building Tips for School Volunteers

6 Relationship Building Tips for School Volunteers

Volunteering in schools is no easy task. From creating the partnership (or joining up with a local organization that places volunteers), submitting paperwork, going through trainings, and getting to know the teachers, there’s a lot to do even before you step foot in a classroom. But any

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Registration Open: AOC Free February Webinar

Registration Open: AOC Free February Webinar

Registration is now open for our free February webinar “The Trauma of Poverty & Public Education: Perspectives for Volunteers,” sponsored by Province 1 of The Episcopal Church. All are invited and encouraged to register and participate. This webinar will also be recorded and made available for free

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Recommended Resource: Education Justice in the Next Four Years

Recommended Resource: Education Justice in the Next Four Years

One organization we admire is The Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Their mission and dedication is inspiring. Each month they put together an excellent newsletter, as well as publishing industry leading journal Voices in Urban Education. In response to the election they published a special online-only edition

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Building the Team: Now Hiring a Development Coordinator

Building the Team: Now Hiring a Development Coordinator

All Our Children is growing, and today we’re excited to post a job opportunity for an enthusiastic part-time Development Coordinator. If you have experience in fundraising, major gifts, and/or donor management, are looking for flexible part-time work, and have a passion for education justice and faith-driven advocacy

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Partnership Building 101: Charting the Path & Staying the Course

This is the first in a new monthly series of posts from AOC Director Lallie Lloyd. St. Mary’s Barnstable, the congregation on Cape Cod where I’ve worshiped for three years, started its journey into partnership with Hyannis West Elementary almost a year ago, and this month, January

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6 Ways to Pursue Equity in the Classroom

In this post from edutopia an experienced educator offers kind and wise advice to teachers eager to close the equity gap in their classrooms. If you’re a volunteer in a classroom read closely and absorb these ideas for your own learning. We bet it will help you

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