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Serve the community to help where needed.
look at the BIG picture to see where we can help
Clearinghouse for "Best practices"
handle administrative work to allow others to succeed
Dear Deacon Mike Berstene,
First, thank-you for even considering the request I am
writing to you about. Through the
years that I’ve known you, we have discussed the various ways that we can help
spread the love of Jesus through His believers to the people in our community.
The message to the Church is very clear, Love God and Love others.
This can be accomplished in many practical ways.
Already there are various organizations that do the best they can to
assist in our community. What is
evident though is that by having so many different agencies there comes a point
where efficiency suffers. Each
agency spends a large amount of their time and resources in supporting the
organization itself. As the need for assistance increases, the resources will
become less and less. For this reason the success of organizations that will be
able to help people will be the ones that require less overhead expenses
allowing them to convert more energy and resources into helping those in need.
Even future funding from Federal/State and
effectiveness and efficiency for our community takes a back
Our present system is not sustainable for much longer
to explain to you what our
James 2:14 What shall it profit, my brethren, if a
man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him? 15
And if a brother or sister be naked and want daily food: 16 And one of
you say to them: Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; yet give them not those
things that are necessary for the body, what shall it profit? 17 So faith
also, if it have not works, is dead in itself. 18 But some man will say:
Thou hast faith, and I have works. Shew me thy faith without works; and I will
shew thee, by works, my faith. 19 Thou believest that there is one God.
Thou dost well: the devils also believe and tremble. 20 But wilt thou
know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham
our father justified by works, offering up Isaac his son upon the altar? 22
Seest thou that faith did cooperate with his works and by works faith was made
perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled, saying: Abraham believed
God, and it was reputed to him to justice, and he was called the friend of God. 24
Do you see that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only? 25
And in like manner also Rahab the harlot, was not she justified by works,
receiving the messengers and sending them out another way? 26 For even as
the body without the spirit is dead: so also faith without works is dead
Bible in Basic
James 2:14 What use is it, my
brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works ? Can that
faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without
clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them,
"Go in peace, be warmed and be
filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body,
what use is that? 17 Even so faith, if it has no works,
is dead, being by itself. 18 But someone
may well say, "You have faith and I have works ; show me
your faith without the works, and I will show
you my faith by my works." 19 You believe that God
is one. You do well ; the demons also believe,
and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, you
foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless ? 21
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered
up Isaac his son on the altar ? 22 You see that faith
was working with his works, and as a result of the works,
faith was perfected ; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled
which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED
TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of
God. 24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25
In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by
works when she received the messengers and sent them out by
another way ? 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also
faith without works is dead.
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connections and strengthening new connections and inventing necessary
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vision is to function as the HUB on the wheel of community services by
networking all available resources for responding to and assisting in meeting
the needs of families and individuals to move them toward self-sufficiency --
all to the glory of God.
education with college as the “expectation”
If we start with a vision, speak it and believe it it will become
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tell you the truth, just as you did for one of the least of these brothers or
sisters of mine you did it for me." Matthew 25:40
is to function as the HUB on the wheel of community services by networking all
available resources for responding to and assisting in meeting the needs of
families and individuals to move them toward self-sufficiency -- all to the
glory of God.
Ministries is a non-denominational group of volunteers who have been trained to
case manage families or individuals toward the goal of employment and
self-sufficiency. Also, to direct them to assistance all ready available through
other agencies and ministries in the Montgomery County area.
We are a
faith based organization working under the 501(c)3 of New Bethel Fellowship
Church. The HUB Ministries relies on donations, grants and volunteers.
that you refer to us an individual or family in need of assistance. We will
assign a case manager who will work with the family or individual to:
how or if they qualify for assistance from the various ministries and agencies
all ready available in our community.
need food we will contact the food pantries and arrange for them to receive
need prescriptions we will contact the agency or ministry organized and prepared
to help with prescriptions.
need clothing we will arrange for them to receive clothing from the agency or
ministry providing clothing.
the agencies and ministries all ready active and working in our community by
sending only those who qualify for their assistance. If a person does not
qualify we will seek assistance from the church community.
volunteer caseworkers are here to assist people on
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School Services Network
Is A Community School?
2010/2011 school year expanded KSSN to schools in 6 school districts. Arbor
Circle, D.A. Blodgett/St. John's and Family Outreach Center are providing
staffing for the KSSN schools.
School Services Network brings health and human services into the school
building to serve students and families. This idea is
called a “community school.”
services at school removes many barriers families have in finding services and
helps keep students in class. When students are
in class, they can keep learning and achieving.
KSSN was created in a broad, community-wide partnership. This
partnership includes local foundations, service providers, the schools and the
county. Currently, the Network is a three-year pilot program
in eight local schools.
Our Vision: Bringing School & Community
Together for Children
Students learning, growing and achieving
Students and families getting the services they need, when they
need them - at school
We want to help develop the whole child and ensure all children
are physically, emotionally, socially and academically ready to learn
Goals of KSSN
Increase student achievement
Lower student absences
Improve coordination of services
Deliver services as they are needed
What Do Community School Coordinators Do?
Help families find services like health care or counselors
Host special events to help connect parents with their schools
Provide special workshops for parents
Help parents overcome language barriers
Work with neighborhoods to expand services for familie
Wrap-Around Services and
Closing the Achievement Gap
Every child and every school is capable of excellence given the
right conditions for learning.
Wrap-Around Services are
Schools cannot do it alone. In
order to achieve maximum success in their education reform efforts, schools need
to engage a set of partnerships between the school and other community
resources. These partnerships develop a unified focus on academics, services,
supports and opportunities that leads to improved student learning, stronger
families and healthier communities. Schools become hubs of the community,
accessible to children and families, including evenings and weekends, as needed.
Key Elements of Wrap-Around
In order to
achieve school reform, a core instructional program is delivered by qualified
teachers and instruction is organized around a challenging curriculum anchored
by high standards and expectations for students. Wrap-around services, such as those in community school models, are
provided in a manner that coordinates school and community programs for
children, including but not limited to:
• Family engagement, parent leadership
and adult education
• Extended learning opportunities and
• Physical, dental and mental health
programs and social services
• Afterschool, mentoring and tutoring
• Early childhood development
• Full utilization of federal and state
child nutrition programs (breakfast, lunch, supper, snack, and Healthy Food
Key Elements of a
Comprehensive school reform
plans must include coordination with school and community initiatives to ensure
students receive adequate support and services necessary to be successful in
school. Key elements of a successful plan include:
• Coordination: Coordinate,
negotiate, mediate, and make connections among nonprofits, schools and other
partners (note: it is key to have a high level district coordinator).
service needs, gaps and existing programs; examine and share relevant research;
develop plans; provide training and support to build local capacity.
• Communication: Engage
wide range of stakeholders; communicate among families, school staff, external
service providers and the wider community.
• Accountability: Collect,
maintain, analyze and disseminate data on programs and participants. Integrate
with existing school data system.
• Resource Development:
Seek financial support for services through grant writing and other
Research supports that
community partnerships make a positive difference in student achievement,
behavior and attendance, family involvement, and community engagement with
for Building Partnerships
Connecticut has a number of
programs that are foundational to creating community partnerships in schools.
This includes the Connecticut Family Resource Center (FRC) program. Each
FRC provides a practical foundation to assist both school and community in the
evolution to become a full-service school. Supplementation to the current
funding structure is needed to maximize the efficacy of the FRC role within
education reform plans. Funding for a new FRC will be provided to Alliance
Districts that include a strong plan for implementation of wrap-around services
in their schools through community partnerships. To receive funding for a new
FRC, Alliance Districts must submit an Expression of Interest.
School Based Health Centers
(SBHC) are another foundational
program existing in many Connecticut schools. SBHCs provide medical care and
preventive and behavioral health services by a team of licensed
professionals with particular
expertise in child/adolescent health. The SBHC team addresses and coordinates a
broad spectrum of students’ physical, mental and behavioral health needs and
medical needs. Optional preventive and restorative dental services may also be
provided. New funding to establish and expand SBHCS in the Alliance
Districts has been provided for FY 2013. Districts should include existing SBHCs
in their plan for wrap-around services and the provision of health and mental
health services in targeted schools. Information about new funding will be
provided at a later date by the Department of Public Health.
In addition, districts are
encouraged to build upon already existing community/school partnerships such as
Coordinated School Health, Graustein Fund Discovery Communities, Community
Transformation Grants, Pioneering Healthier Communities and others.
• Children’s Aid Society, www.childrensaidsociety.org
• Coalition for Community Schools at the
Institute for Educational Leadership, www.communityschools.org
• Communities in Schools, www.communitiesinschools.org
• Connecticut State Department of
Support Systems Framework, Secondary School Reform
Guidelines for a
Coordinated Approach to School Health
SRBI Topical Brief 3 - Scientific
Research Based Interventions (SRBI) Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child:
Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Physical Health, as well as Academic
Achievement in Connecticut's SRBI Process
• Harvard Family Research Project, http://www.hfrp.org
• Healthy ConneCTions, Connecticut State
Department of Education, www.ct.gov/sde/healthyconneCTions
• National Association for Family and
Community Education, http://nafce.org/Page.aspx/17/home-overview.html
• Schools of the 21st
Century, Yale University, http://www.yale.edu/21C/index2.html
• State Board of Education Position
Coordinated Approach to School
Creating a Healthy Learning
Environment that is Physically, Emotionally and Intellectually Safe http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/LIB/sde/pdf/board/Creating_Learning_Environment.pdf
Nutrition and Physical
• Youth Development Institute, Beacons
and Out of School Time, http://ydinstitute.org/initiatives/beacons/index.html