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Making a Difference by Reading

Education Connection has been making a difference in the lives of 2,853 students, across 104 schools in the Greater Austin area. How? By helping elementary children practice reading.

The Mission of Education Connection is simple, straightforward, and achievable... every child reading by the end of 3rd grade. This mission came from one question from the church community to city leaders in 2009: what can we do to make a lasting impact in our city? The answer was simple: support children's literacy and decrease school dropout rates. It was discovered that 88% of students who failed to earn a high school diploma were struggling readers in the 3rd grade. Education Connection is raising up volunteers to help combat this alarming statistic.

The reality is that teachers and parents don't always have the available, extra time to practice reading with struggling children. Literacy partners (Education Connection volunteers), help support the student, school and family by spending 30 minutes a week in a one-on-one reading session.

Ami Uselman, the Round Rock ISD Library Services Director has seen first-hand how Literacy Partners are impacting students. "When a student knows that someone cares and is consistently there for them, then they start building that self-esteem and their whole attitude about reading improves because it becomes something that's fun and motivating."

For the past 10 years, New Hopers have participated in Education Connection, serving in the school of their choosing, to not only help grow a child's reading skills, but also grow their confidence. With Education Connection reaching 104 schools out of the 250 in the Greater Austin area, there is always a need for more Literacy Partners. We invite you to be a part of truly impacting a child's life!

How to Get Involved

Weekly Giving

7/2 Budget Goal: $45,410

7/2 Given: $42,909

YTD as of 7/2 Budget Goal: $1,226,070

YTD as of 7/2 Given: $1,060,475

Believers in Jesus are called to make God priority over every part of their life -- including finances. We give as an expression of thanksgiving to God and trust that He will provide for our needs.

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Mega Sports Camp

Jul. 24-27, 5:30-7:30 pm

Mega Sports Camp has action-packed sports training, fun daily rallies, guest sports speakers and will help kids discover how to be true champions! 1st-5th graders can pick from flag football, dance, soccer, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Completed kindergarten will have their own unique tract, including several types of sports.

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Loss of a Spouse Seminar

July 30, 3:00 pm, EDU 204

If you or someone you know has recently lost a spouse, we invite you to receive support and encouragement from others who have experienced the same loss at this one-time seminar.

At this seminar, you will discover how others have found healing, reasons for hope and practical tips for coping with your loss. This seminar is free.

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It Is Well

Aug. 7, 6:30 pm, FLC

With worldly confusion surrounding us, it's important to know It Is Well -- our God is sovereign! Ladies, be refreshed by community and an evening of devotional thoughts and worship as we focus on some of the most beloved songs of our faith; songs that remind us of God's faithfulness, despite chaos or our own shortcomings.

Join us for door prizes, dinner, worship, and encouraging words that take us deeper into the lyrics of these time-tested worship songs.

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