Senior Official to Participate in Forum on Creating Community and Faith Partnerships to Improve Educational Outcomes for Children

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Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give remarks at the All Our Children National Network regional forum in Buffalo, New York on Saturday, May 21. She will discuss the importance of community and faith partnerships to better serve and improve public schools. She also will highlight the Department's efforts to improve education achievement through community partnerships.

All Our Children National Network's two-day conference, May 20-21, will focus on connecting churches and communities, and teaching participants how to start church-school partnerships as a means of helping children reach their full potential by supporting their right to quality public education.

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed a resolution in July 2015 that calls for parishes/cathedrals of the Episcopal Church to develop partnerships with schools in their communities to help address educational inequity. The All Our Children Network is assisting the Episcopal Church in implementing and deepening school and community partnerships.