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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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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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Recommended Resource: Perspectives for a Diverse America

Recommended Resource: Perspectives for a Diverse America

This year we are making a bigger, more dedicated effort to find, share and develop resources to help active partnerships excel and to give those exploring and forming partnerships a rich toolbox with which to build the foundation of their partnerships. This week we’re recommending the newly

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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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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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The Truth About Donor Fatigue

The Truth About Donor Fatigue

Why donor fatigue is a myth and how you can bust it… Whether your partnership asks donors for money, time, or good and supplies, you probably feel like you find yourself up against “donor fatigue” now and then (or often and always…). You sometimes may even decide

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Partnership Power – Tell Us What You Need…

…With This Quick Survey! We’ve got some exciting new features coming this summer to help connect our members directly to eachother. As we get ready to launch these, we want to know more about the day to day needs of your partnerships. Help us learn what kind

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Funding Friday: Grants for Literacy Programs & Community Partnerships

We’ve found some excellent grants for partnerships to look over and consider as potential funding sources. These came to us through the America’s Promise website (if you haven’t seen it, hop over and take a look, they do excellent work toward the mission of increasing high-school graduation

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