This month we want to feature several stories that were shared at the Evergreen School District's 2nd Annual Faith Partners Breakfast on January 20. SPN was instrumental in launching the initial event last year, bringing pastors and principals together from across the district. That gathering in 2015 was the impetus for the formation of the East Vancouver Faith-Based Coffee. That group has continued to meet monthly since February 2015. Working directly with the school district, this new collection of faith-based non-profits and community leaders has begun to tackle a number of issues facing the families of East Vancouver. This year's breakfast, attended by more than 120 representatives from the school district and local faith communities, was a collaborative effort to celebrate some of their successes together and challenge those in attendance with new opportunities.