Is your congregation hungry for more meaningful relationships with your neighbors, whether they’re downtown or down the street? Would you like to connect with students and teachers in under-resourced schools in your area? Your congregation can help children reach their full potential and support their right to quality public education by forming a church-school partnership.
All Our Children, National Network is a network of congregations working in partnership with under-resourced public schools. The network’s purpose is to promote, strengthen, and support grassroots church-school partnerships. They do this by sharing tools, materials, and best practices to nurture and support the teams who run individual programs.
For AOC, a partnership is an intentional relationship between a congregation and a school that is recognized by leaders of both institutions. AOC members are those partnerships. Each member partnership is unique. They focus on everything from running in-school & after-school programs, to classroom & teacher support, to leading advocacy coalitions for school budgets and facilities renovations. They currently have 23 partnerships in 9 states are hoping to double their membership by the end of 2015!
Do you want to connect with other partnerships and people who share your commitment to students and schools? You can join All Our Children cost free, just click here.
To learn more about starting a church-school partnership, check out AOC’s “10 Steps to Building a Church-School Partnership” and the other tools and materials on their website. You can reach the All Our Children team directly at email@example.com.
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