Articles tagged with: Portland

Nov 29 2016

Portland-Based Ministry Goes National

Posted in Stories, School Partnership Network

Portland-Based Ministry Goes National
Nationwide, schools have exhausted their resources keeping up with needs of the children. In fact, the schools were never meant to provide for more than the educational needs of the kids. Nearly half of the schools in our country are in dire need of support. All people of faith have a primary call to respond to the needs of at-risk children and their families.
Oct 06 2016

Love Portland Makes an Impact

Posted in Stories, Happenings, School Partnership Network

Love Portland Makes an Impact
Love Portland is a strategic one-day event that offered volunteers a chance to serve our city together and display the love of Christ. The mayor and city leadership have made it clear that one the biggest needs the city faces each year is cleaning up our underfunded schools, especially as our city's children prepare to walk through those front doors at the start of the school year.
Oct 04 2016

Agape Blitz 2016

Posted in Stories, School Partnership Network

Agape Blitz 2016
In 2008, Agape Church of Christ began a day of service in the community entitled Agape Blitz. Their supporting church, Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa, helped them launch this effort in 2009. In 2012, Agape Blitz developed into multiple weeks as groups from Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas joining the local congregation in this community service and outreach.
Sep 30 2016

Citywide Service Projects Dominated this Summer

Posted in Stories, School Partnership Network

Citywide Service Projects Dominated this Summer
Summer is officially over, but before we move on to a new season, we want to acknowledge the tremendous effort of local churches throughout the metro area to serve our community—especially our local schools over the summer months! This issue of our newsletter is dedicated to the army of volunteers who invested their time and energy in these ongoing partnerships.

Oct 27 2015

The Statistics Do Tell a Story

Posted in Stories, Happenings, School Partnership Network

The Statistics Do Tell a Story
How do you measure success? While numbers aren't always the best indication of how successful a particular program is or isn't, they often do "tell a story" about what is happening on a broader basis. Therefore, when Jen Hall of the SPN staff recently compiled the latest statistics on existing church/school partnerships which we've tracked in the metro area, we were all very interested to see what the "numbers" actually said!

In a state normally considered to be one of the "least churched states" in America, the strength of our current church and school partnership movement is significant—significant enough to garner attention from around the country!
Oct 08 2015

My New Red Shoes

Posted in Stories, Happenings, Health & Wellness, Hunger

My New Red Shoes
See them running and playing with newfound confidence, excited for their first day of school and the chance to “fit in” with their peers! Thanks to a loving organization known as My New Red Shoes, 491 school-aged kids throughout greater Portland are walking into school this Fall with a new pair of shoes and a new spring in their step.
Oct 08 2015

Responder Life Rest Stops Offer Care and Support to Police and First Responders

Posted in Stories, Happenings, Street & Gang Violence

Responder Life Rest Stops Offer Care and Support to Police and First Responders
More than 20,000 first responders work in the tri-county Portland area: police, fire fighters, emergency medical and corrections personnel. They go into places and communities where most of us fear to tread. They respond to tragic accidents and fires. Every day they deal with issues of mental illness, misfortune, abuse, or unspeakable crimes.