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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?

Marian Wright EdelmanFounder/President of Children's Defense Fund Urges Children to be there for children in Need

Marian Wright Edelman Addresses Cradle to Prison Pipeline

The best way to disrupt the cradle to prison pipeline is to be an advocate for children in need. That was the message from Marian Wright Edelman to attendees at last weekend’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering in Washington, D.C.

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Prime Time Learning Center at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in TacomaTacoma Church Finds Success in Learning Center for Children

Science, Technology, and Common Core Standards are Foundation of the Program
On any given afternoon, the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Wash., is abuzz with young people talking math, science or reading a good book. It’s not uncommon to find fifth graders sitting with kindergarteners, helping them with their homework.

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Alonzo Johnson leading a workshopEngaging Churches in Educating Young People

CPJ Day Workshop to show churches how they can get involved
As Presbyterians and other Christian denominations gather in Washington, D.C. next month for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, they'll be looking at a number of factors that inspired this year's conference theme, "Lift Every Voice!: Racism, Class and Power." One that continues to resonate across the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) is education.

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The Educate a Child Toolkit is Here!
Want to start an education-oriented ministry in your congregation but don't know where to begin? Already have an education program but want to be more effective? Involved in direct service but looking for a way to participate in local education advocacy? Have great ideas for a ministry but looking for funding sources? Check out the resources in this toolkit!

View the Toolkit Online

Download the Toolkit


How to Contribute

Donate to the "Educate a Child, Transform the World" National Fund!

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 Give to the Pentecost Offering!

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.

Learn more about the Pentecost Offering!

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Where do I go from here?


 Domestic Staff Team

Alonzo JohnsonRev. Alonzo Johnson
Convener
Alonzo.Johnson@pcusa.org

 

 

Ginna BairbyRev. Ginna Bairby
Network Organizer
Ginna.Bairby@pcusa.org

 

 

Eileen LindnerRev. Dr. Eileen Lindner
Consultant
Eileen.Lindner@pcusa.org

 

 

J Herbert NelsonRev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II
JHerbert.NelsonII@pcusa.org

 

 

 

Nora LecceseNora Leccese
Advocacy Organizer
Nora.Leccese@pcusa.org

 

 

 

Bryce WiebeBryce Wiebe
Bryce.Wiebe@pcusa.org

 

 

 

Rosemary MitchellRev. Rosemary Mitchell
Rosemary.Mitchell@pcusa.org

 

 

 

Dayna OliverDayna Oliver
Administrative Assistant
Dayna.Oliver@pcusa.org


Comments

  • 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 http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/call-mission/globalpoverty/. 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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