Helping Children Affected By Poverty – Supporting NC Public Schools
Congregations For Children (C4C) is a statewide initiative of The United Methodist Church focused on reflecting the love of Christ to our neighbors by helping children in public schools who are living in poverty.
Congregations For Children is an effective way for churches to increase their outreach to their community mission field. The C4C model is based on best practices and is designed to set up churches for success and help them to avoid common missteps. Even if your church is already involved in public school ministry in some manner, C4C can help you to expand and strengthen what you are already doing. We believe that by adopting the C4C model, churches can increase their effectiveness and success in those ministries.
- Volunteer tutors
- Collecting/donating books
- After-school tutoring programs
- Summer reading camps
- School supplies
Positive Adult Role Models
- Lunch buddies
- Morning greeters
UMAPS is a statewide initiative of The United Methodist Church, formed to advocate for public education throughout North Carolina.
Watch a short video about Harbor United Methodist Church in Wilmington and their C4C Partnership with Mary C. Williams Elementary.
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C4C is a proud partner of FAST NC. Florence Aid to Students and Teachers of North Carolina (FAST NC) is an effort led by a bipartisan group of current and former North Carolina education leaders to help the state’s public schools as students and educators struggle to return to normal following Hurricane Florence and its impact.
C4C is supported by The Duke Endowment.