The All Our Children National Network announces 23 Advancement Grant recipients in conjunction with its official closure as an organization.
Grant recipients were chosen from a pool of nearly 90 applicants for their exemplary commitment to high-quality public education, commitment to race equity and inclusion and strong demonstration of a blend of effective justice action with charitable service. These one-time-only grants were given as unrestricted funds to further All Our Children’s original mission to mobilize Episcopalians to take faith-motivated action toward equity in public education.
The full list of grant recipients is as follows:
Advocacy and Organizing: Lifting up the voices and developing the leadership capacity of parents and community members to effect systemic change in public education.
- Black Mothers’ Forum, Phoenix, AZ
- Central Midlands Justice Ministry, Columbia, SC
- Early Childhood Foundation for Cabarrus County, Concord, NC
- Emmaus House, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
- Friends of St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, a program of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Boston, MA
- Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New London, NH
Diocesan or Community Programs: Collaborating with diverse partners across a diocese or community to deepen awareness of systemic educational issues or offer exceptional educational programming.
- Beloved Community Initiative, Episcopal Diocese of Iowa
- Bishops’ Public Education Initiative, Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina
- Creative Peacemakers, a program of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Asheville, NC
- Glynn [County] Episcopal Ministries, a partnership at Christ Church, St. Simons Island, GA
- Latino Educational Achievement Partnership, Durham, NC
- Micah Association, Richmond, VA
- Path-to-Shine, a program of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, Smyrna, GA
- Luke’s Youth Center, Baltimore, MD
- Welcome Table/Freedom School, a program of James’ Episcopal Church, Austin, TX
Local Church-School Partnerships: Cultivating long-term multi-dimensional relationships of mutuality and reciprocity to advocate for and support needs of students, families, and the school.
- Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie, NY
- Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Brownsburg, IN
- Grace Church, Salem, MA
- Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD
- St Mark’s in the Bowery, New York, NY
- Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Goldsboro, NC
- Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Bedford, MA
- Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, GA
Founded by Lallie Lloyd in 2012 with support from Trinity Wall Street, All Our Children will keep all the resources it hasdeveloped online for free at allourchildren.org. These include how-to guides, recorded webinars, and materials compiled from regional and national events — developed with the help of experts and leaders — to help congregations and their members create church-school partnerships and other education advocacy and justice initiatives.
“We are grateful to so many who have shared their wisdom, wealth, time, and talent with our staff and across our network,” says Ms. Lloyd, “Our greatest power has always been the hundreds of dedicated faith leaders, ally organizations, and educators willing to engage with us and our vision for a future where every school has everything every child needs to thrive. It has been our privilege to serve local leaders and foster critical conversations about how working for equity in public education directly responds to the Gospel call for justice.”