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Educate a Child, Transform the World

The National Initiative

Educate A Child Domestic InitiativeThe 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) launched a churchwide initiative calling on Presbyterians to work with partners in the U.S. and worldwide to improve the quality of education for 1 million children by 2020. This initiative builds on our strong Reformed heritage and Presbyterian history of both educational mission and advocacy and support for access to public education. On the national level, this initiative will center around 2 major foci:

  1. strengthening early childhood education
  2. reducing the dropout rate of adolescents

 Join us as we identify and share best practices and resources for local educational mission; support public education policy at the national, state, and local levels; train and equip new leaders for child advocacy; and connect with others in our common call to walk alongside our children as they live into their identities as children of God.

Learn more about the global expression of the Educate a Child, Transform the World Initiative.

What's New?

Hope in a Child

A call this Advent to educate and care for the vulnerable children of the world
by Rev. Alonzo Johnson

Advent shows that we put our faith in a baby born in struggle and fragility. But there’s good news: the most famous vulnerable child in history becomes the master teacher. Jesus’ story, like Mark’s, beckons us to see the potential of the image of God in all of our young people. As Presbyterians, we heed the corresponding call to the work of education. Continue Reading

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Rev Janet Wolfe of the Children's Defense FundEducate a Child, Transform the World

“I’m a believer in really big dreams and big visions, bold visions, says Rick Ufford-Chase, director of Stony Point Center, in New York, one of three PC(USA) conference centers. “The Educate a Child, Transform the World initiative excites me because it is a bold vision. I don’t think we have enough of them in the church. I think we generally tend to program ourselves to death with little individual projects, all of which are meaningful and important, but which do not bring a sense of the adventure that I think we are called to as followers of Jesus.” Continue Reading

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Presbyterians Share Ideas and Vision for Educating Children
An overview of our workshop from Big Tent!

Around the corner and around the world, young people can benefit from the power of education. That was the resounding message from leaders of the “Educate a Child” national initiative, during a session at Big Tent last week in Knoxville. Attendees were given an overview of the national efforts and shared their own experiences and suggestions around reaching the younger generation. Continue Reading...

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Consider using the 40% that stays with your local congregation to start up an educational ministry in your community or to send members to a leadership training event.

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Where do I go from here?

 Domestic Staff Team

Alonzo JohnsonRev. Alonzo Johnson



Ginna BairbyRev. Ginna Bairby
Network Organizer



Eileen LindnerRev. Dr. Eileen Lindner



J Herbert NelsonRev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II




Bryce WiebeBryce Wiebe




Rosemary MitchellRev. Rosemary Mitchell




Dayna OliverDayna Oliver
Administrative Assistant


  • Ogaba - thanks for your question! I want to direct you to the folks working on the international component of this education initiative in World Mission, who can tell you more about that. Their homepage is I know a lot of work is being done in Africa, I don't know about Uganda specifically. Much peace to you! by on 05/21/2015 at 9:56 a.m.

  • do you aldo help in uganda by ogaba on 05/20/2015 at 10:25 a.m.

  • A question: What is the PCUSA mission agency doing for the thousands of illegal child immigrants being held in dentention on our southern borders? Is there something we can do? by Arlene on 06/19/2014 at 11:02 a.m.

  • Just wanted to say thank you to whoever made this "pin"able!! by Adriane on 08/22/2012 at 12:13 p.m.

  • Una, we are definitely continuing this work- in fact, we are expanding it on an ongoing basis through the work of the Human Trafficking Roundtable. by Martha Gee on 09/14/2011 at 10:06 a.m.

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