Pathway Out of Poverty Resources

Establish and create tools for partnerships to utilize (e.g., devotionals, sermon series, tutorials for initiating church-school partnerships, poverty training for churches, etc.).

 

 

Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol

Amazing Grace is Jonathan Kozol’s classic book on life and death in the South Bronx—the poorest urban neighborhood of the United States.

AmeriCorps – Education

AmeriCorps and Senior Corps play a vital role in helping communities design and implement results-driven, cost-effective solutions, that support students from cradle-to-career.

Bright Futures

Bright Futures is a grass roots, community-based program that creates partnerships and utilizes community resources for the common goal of helping our kids and strengthening our families and community.

Census Bureau Poverty Data

A map that can be broken down by small geographic areas, such as counties, then searched by year.

Center for Family Policy and Research

A report on the state of poverty, education, and health of Missouri children in 2017.

Christian Community Development Association

A Christian organization dedicated to sharing the journey of seeing Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation in their communities.

Early Warning!: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters

A report showing the effects of illiteracy entering fourth grade on high school dropout rates, America’s workforce, and the economy.

EdGap Map of ACT/SAT Scores

This map is a visualization of average high-school SAT and ACT scores, median household income, and other socioeconomic indicators.

Flood Gates by Sue Nilson Kibbey

Flood Gates is a practical “how-to” guide for pastors and church leaders who dream about releasing holy momentum in their current setting.

Free/Reduced Lunch Statistics and Percentages per County

A breakdown of statistics showing the number of children on free or reduced lunch plans in each Missouri county.

Missourians to End Poverty: 2018 Missouri Poverty Report Download

This report is a comprehensive and concise snapshot of poverty in Missouri.

NAACP Quality Education for All: Once School at a Time

A report created by the National Association for The Advancement of Colored People’s Quality Education Task Force promoting an action plan to save America’s public schools through quality education for all children.

Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty

The Pan-Methodist Campaign began in 1998 after the bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church voted to launch a dramatic demonstration of their solidarity in commitment to children in poverty.

Poverty and Education: Finding a Way Forward

In this report, information is provided that deals with issues such as home factors, food security, availability of health insurance and child care, and comparisons are made between poor and non-poor children.

Schooled Out of Poverty

An article written by Debra Viadero about one school’s fight against poverty by improving education.

Slow Kingdom Coming by Kent Annan

Kent Annan shares practices he has learned that will encourage and help you to keep making a difference in the face of the world's challenging issues.

Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle

Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle.

The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships by Jake McGlothin

The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships offers practical steps congregations can take to make a difference with the children in their community.

The Wealth of the Poor by Larry M. James

The Wealth of the Poor is a compelling memoir by an urban minister and community development practitioner with more than thirty years of experience in the field.

Touch by Pastor Rudy Rasmus

Touch is the amazing story of Rudy's life and ministry of grace that is changing lives daily.

Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton

In Toxic Charity, Lupton urges individuals, churches and organizations to step away from spontaneous, often destructive acts of compassion toward thoughtful paths to community development.

U.S. Department of Education Title 1 Program

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

Undivided (Movie)

Undivided documents the true story of how a suburban church unites with at-risk Roosevelt High School - once Portland, Oregon’s most outstanding but now failing and slated for closure - to create a beautiful transformation for students, the school and the volunteers serving it.