Participation in this program has connected United4Hope staff to a network of professionals doing similar work across the country to understand best practices, trends, and initiatives. Read more about the 2019 Harvard LIFE Convening here.
The Student Ministry from Donelson Family at First Baptist planned the Back To School Splash at Pennington Elementary. Over 50 volunteers helped to prepare and serve food, lead activities, and conduct a drawing for two Tennessee Titans tickets for the October 27th game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Our church community partners volunteered with our school partners at back to school events throughout the city in July and August. From community festivals, backpack drives, free haircuts, bouncy houses, meet the teacher nights, and more, our church partners were out and about supporting their schools.
Our Partnership Celebration was a wonderful gathering of over 100 partner pastors, principals, coordinators, school liaisons, and volunteers – all sharing a lunch at Belmont University!
The Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Community Achieves Poverty Simulation was held at Trevecca University on February 28, 2019. We had a great turnout of United4Hope volunteers at the event.