Every School Partnership
An initiative of the ACTS Group
I hope the new year has found you well! This month's Every School Partnership update features a Volunteer Resource Management (VRM) training opportunity, resource and promo videos for your use, information about the community resource organization Reading Partners, and a story of Elk Grove churches serving families in the Elk Grove Unified School District.
Thank you for your work in serving communities through local schools!
Director, Serve United
A strategic organization of The ACTS Group
Upcoming Training: Volunteer Resource Management Software
BeUndivided's Resources and Training Coordinator Brooke Perry will be in Sacramento on Saturday, February 20th to train churches in Volunteer Resource Management Software (VRM) a resource that helps churches ease the work of mobilizing volunteers for church school partnerships. VRM Software is available to you for free along with technical support from our friends at BeUndivided. By the end of the 2 hour training, you will have access to the software and all the tools you need to generate needs and coordinate volunteers though one simple program.
If you are interested in attending this training or if you will be sending a representative from your church, please RSVP to Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Partnerships from a Senior Pastor's Perspective- Kip Jacob
Non-profit Resource: Reading Partners
For more information about these programs, contact Rachael Valler, Community Engagement Associate, for more details: email@example.com or 916-996-0830.
Stories of Service: Share-a-Sole for students in need.
The following Story of Service has been provided by Sun Grove Church in Elk Grove:
In 2004, Sun Grove Church began donating fitting new shoes to benefit students in need in Elk Grove Unified School District. During the following 10 years, 5,500 students received a pair of new shoes. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary, in 2015 Sun Grove took a huge step in faith and launched a new campaign called "Share-a-Sole: New Shoes for Students in Need" and set a goal of 2,000 new pairs of shoes. This was a 40% increase from 2014. It is with great humility and joy that over 2,200 pairs of shoes shoes were donated and all 1900 students requesting new shoes in 14 schools received them. This was only possible through God's blessing and partnership with Elk Grove Unified School District and their families, Elk Grove and South Sacramento Starbucks, Walmart, Elk Grove Libraries, fire department and volunteers in police service, First Baptist Church, Journey Church, Living Water Church and Sun Grove Church.
Thank you to every individual who has given and served to make Share-a-Sole 2015 such a success and for blessing so many students and their families!