Posts Tagged volunteering

Read to Grow – A partnership promoting literacy in Louisville

Read to Grow - A partnership promoting literacy in Louisville

As AOC continues to invite more people, congregations, groups, and partnerships to join us, we’re happy to feature the Read-to-Grow partnership in Louisville Kentucky as one of our newest members. This partnership between St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and the Zachary Taylor Elementary School is now going into

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Introducing the Emerson-Gridley Partnership

Introducing the Emerson-Gridley Partnership

This month we are excited to welcome a brand-new partnership to our network! Say hello to the Emerson-Gridley Partnership. Run by AJ Noyes at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie, Pennsylvania, they are currently focusing on donating supplies, supporting teachers and classrooms, and one-on-one tutoring. We

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Resource Round-Up: Celebrating Volunteer Week April 12 – 18

Resource Round-Up: Celebrating Volunteer Week April 12 - 18

It is an indisputable fact that without the individuals who give their time to church-school partnerships, they simply could not run. Just within the AOC member community there are upwards of 150 regular program volunteers who regularly give of their time and attention to work toward improving

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Attracting Volunteers for Your Partnership

Attracting Volunteers for Your Partnership

Attracting and recruiting volunteers can be one of the hardest parts of starting any kind of service program. For church-school partnerships there are many challenges when it comes to creating the volunteer pool. Some people may feel that if they’re not available during school hours they can’t

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The Loneliness of Poverty

The Loneliness of Poverty

One of the many ways I was privileged in childhood (though, I didn’t know it then) was with a richness of role models who supported and, later, challenged me. There was Mrs. McFeely who monitored our elementary playground every school day for years and had a silver

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