Archive for the Partnership Building Category

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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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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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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How Churches can Build Bridges for English Language Learners

It’s not news to say that many public schools have high concentrations on ELL or English Language Learners with their student bodies. In fact, recent data shows that nearly 10% of public school students in the US are English Language Learners. Churches often form early bonds with

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Back to School Resource: Special Days, Holidays, and Learning Opportunities

August has arrived. The waning days of summer are in sight and back-to-school is coming up fast. If your partnership is working on planning for events, programs, or activities we’ve found a great calendar from PTO Today that outlines special dates throughout the school year. It includes

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Registration is LIVE for our Buffalo-area Forum!

We are thrilled to announce that registration is now live for our next event! Join us in Buffalo, NY May 20 & 21 – CLICK HERE to get more details! Do you want to change the world (and help your church in the process)? Do you want

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How to Run a Book Drive

Give the Gift of Reading For many of us, learning to read conjures up memories of trips to the library, curling up with a good book, and being read to by a caring adult. Unfortunately, for many of the children that AOC partnerships work with, access to

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Introducing the Dillard Middle School Partnership Project

Introducing the Dillard Middle School Partnership Project

Three congregations in Goldsboro, North Carolina come together to pursue collective service, ministry, and school partnership. We’re thrilled to welcome the Dillard Middle School Partnership Project as the newest member of the network! We connected with Rebecca Bean, a Deacon at St. Andrews’ Episcopal Church in Goldsboro,

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