Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jan. 31, Let the Tutoring Begin!

This Monday Night is Homework Night!  January 31st is our first live night of tutoring.  Our launch site is at the new Community Center at Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church, 910 N. Shattuck St.  Homework Night is from 5-7 pm.  We're in their new education building, and the entrance is on the back of their beautiful campus.  (Thank you Zion Tab!)

Ready to volunteer?  Click here to sign up to volunteer, and tell us about yourself.

Parents, come early and stay with us for the evening.  We are emphasizing 4-5th grades at launch date.  Sign-up and snack time is from 5-5:15.

We're ready to bring help and hope to children in our city!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Re-Assembling the Village

Tonight we had our first Homework Night @ Zion Tabernacle Church.  About 150+ of us there there to show a picture, told in human stories, of what a Re-Assembled Village looks like.

22 young people, from middle-school to college, stood before the assembled volunteers and introduced adults who have "crossed the bridge" into a successful life.

The night was a powerful statement, because so many of YOU are making your statement that you care about kids in our community.

We're proud of you!

Here is the video of the first hour of the evening:

This week the students who did the presenting practiced such a vital skill, and their progress is awesome!  They are leaders, exercising their muscles and growing!  Next week, we start tutoring.

To volunteer to be a part of this movement, tell us about you here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

1st Homework Night

Tomorrow night, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5-7 pm, at Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church (Map), our Launch of Homework Night!  Tomorrow Night has 3 goals:
  • Orientation time, getting familiar with the facility at Zion, and the layout for the tutoring nights starting next week (orientation for Kids and tutors/mentors).
  • Relationship building with students and adults involved.  This is critical - successful tutoring will require building relationships, both between the volunteers and the kids.  
  • Presentation from students about what Re-Assembling the Village looks like.  We are pumped about this!
Want to find out more about Homework Night?  Be with us tomorrow, or any Monday.  Call/text/email Paul @ 794-9891, or if you want to visit more.   You can also sign up on our Volunteer Page now.  

Changing our community, one child at a time.  

Monday, January 17, 2011

Walk for Education...What did look like, 200 of us united!

This is the presentation at Zion Tabernacle. It's 40 minutes, includes 12 speakers, 3-4 minutes each, all were GREAT, especially the Students!

Here are the pictures from the walk, with a couple of videos mixed in.












I'm posting the pictures I took from our walk today.

The videos are available at my YouTube Channel,

I'll post more soon.

If you are ready to volunteer, click on the Volunteer Here page link at the  top right.  We're starting next Monday, January 24, 5-7 at Zion Tabernacle.  Oh Yeah!!!