September 15, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Cornerstone Kids, Inc., is a ministry of St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church, in the Tampa Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. According to census data, 48.2% of St. James’ neighbors live at or below the poverty line. Families are generally headed by single parents, which, when...

September 12, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Imagine for just a minute that you are in the 3rd grade again.

When school is out, you ride the bus home to an empty house. Mom is at work and will not arrive home until 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. You have a little sister who is five years old that you have to look out for until Mom gets home....

September 12, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church had a problem. Their property, located adjacent to an apartment complex, was consistently being vandalized—as it turns out, by children from the neighborhood. Rather than repairing the damage repeatedly and simply moving on, parishioners decided to...

August 29, 2012

Refugees coming to the United States as adolescents often face a tricky scenario. Educational opportunities in refugee camps and other temporary shelter situations lag far behind what students in the U.S. experience.

As a result, young refugees may be several grade levels behind their...

August 17, 2011

You Can Join the DREAM Sabbath Campaign, September 16-October 9!

Stories are essential to moving people into action. Because of the power of stories to move and transcend, I want to invite you and your church to participate in the stories of DREAM Act students on a Sunday between...

July 11, 2011

Virginia Bishop David C. Jones July 12 represented the Episcopal Church at a press conference on Capitol Hill called by Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) to announce the upcoming DREAM (Act) Sabbath.

"The DREAM Act points to a moral good -- access to education....

June 22, 2011

St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas, recently donated 1,200 books to the first grade class at Menchaca Elementary School in the hopes of preventing the typical "summer slide" in reading comprehension. Each of the 106 first graders received 12 books donated by the parish.


February 2, 2011

With a $25 billion state budget deficit looming in California – where some 25 percent of ninth-graders fail to graduate from high school – people of faith are uniting statewide to raise levels of high-school completion and parent engagement in public education.

Their work to "Prepare the...

November 3, 2010

Lori and Tom Ferazzi were out of options. For years, they searched for the best educational opportunities for their son, Eric, who has Down syndrome, but every road was a dead end. Their journey eventually led home to their church, Good Shepherd in Friendswood, where the rector, the Rev. Jim...

October 10, 2010

The sun is setting on the prairie. I sit on the roadside on an abandoned tire. Next to me sits a 6-year-old Lakota boy named Tommy. I am tutoring Tommy in number comparison symbols after school, in his family's front yard. There is a glint in his eyes when he answers a question correctly. "'...


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