1. NOT QUITE READY TO START?
For more information, ideas & opportunities:
Join us at any upcoming meeting to hear from churches & nonprofits already engaged.
Browse the Church-School Partnership Guide.
2. READY TO MOBILIZE YOUR CHURCH TOWARD EXISTING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?
With one easy link (_____________________) in your bulletin, enews, or website, your church members can immediately jump into a wide range of volunteer opportunities to fit any schedule and commitment level. From working directly with a child to helping with projects, there's something for everyone - - and this is an all-hands-on-deck situation.
3. READY TO ADOPT A SCHOOL?
What is a church-school partnership? A caring relationship with a school for the purposes of providing extra support so that the school can succeed academically. Each relationship is unique based on the needs of the school, the capacity of the church(es), etc.
Take a look at the Church-School Partnership Guide for lots of ideas and practical help with your next steps:
Select your 1st-choice partner school. This is the list of current partnerships. These have no known church partner.
Meet with them to find out their needs.
Determine where to start based on your church's capacity & other available resources.
Come up with a longer-term plan to fill the gaps and get started!
Unite will be here every step of the way to help you make connections with resources, nonprofits, and churches that have been doing this for awhile. When you've selected a school, fill out this form. Keep us posted as your partnership develops!
ALREADY HAVE A PARTNERSHIP WITH A SCHOOL?
Make sure your partnership is on the list. If not, add it with this FORM! We'll be able to (1) include your work in the collective impact of the whole Church, (2) tell you about events and resources that will help, and (3) get your feedback occasionally.
4. YOU ARE A TRUSTED SOURCE OF INFORMATION
Families who might not be hearing important messages from school and city officials will listen to you. Sharing important information about pre-K and college with your congregation and surrounding community will be a blessing rescuing many of them from the cycle of generational poverty.