One Church, One School (A Community Partnership)
 
“One Church, One School” is built upon the foundation and concept of utilizing the community to help raise children:  “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.”  Educating our children is a part of a community-wide responsibility.  The church and the school must be committed and dedicated to a single vision of this shared responsibility.
 
The vision and mission of this program is to bring together neighboring churches and schools in partnerships that support families and teach children life-long values.  These partnerships serve as a tool to foster and improve academic achievement, social behavior, and personal development through personal interaction with students and families. We currently have over a dozen churches involved in the program.  This program demonstrates the value of community partnerships that benefit all stakeholders.
 
To get involved with One Church, One School, call Jeff Gaunt, Director of Community Engagement at 424-3400, or email JGaunt@dps61.org.