Showing posts with tag: Schools

4 AUGUST 2017

After School Program Lends Hope To Children

Twenty years ago, Nueva Creacion Lutheran Church started an after school program in one of Philadelphia’s toughest neighborhoods, Fairhill, known by residents as “The Badlands” due to excessive drugs and violence.  When the pastor and his wife began networking in this predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood, they asked residents what their needs were.  The result:  Centro […]

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Empowering Schools Through Partnership

Given the challenges facing our schools, many congregations see an opportunity to help through forming partnerships. It certainly makes sense. In any neighborhood, but especially in small towns or economically challenged urban settings, schools are often a mainstay of community health. In poor neighborhoods, a thriving school can form a haven for families that are […]

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