Pathway Out of Poverty Webinars

Learn to deepen and grow your partnership with your local school, so that together we can raise student reading levels in Missouri.


March 21, 11 a.m.

Discussion with Nicole Baker Fulgham, education expert, author and former Teach For America national staff

A Detroit native, Nicole graduated from the University of Michigan and joined Teach For America (TFA) where she taught 5th grade in Compton, CA. Nicole received her doctorate in education from UCLA with a focus on urban education policy and teacher preparation. She joined the national staff of TFA and held several key leadership roles before starting The Expectations Project. Nicole has written two books: Educating All God’s Children (Baker) and Schools in Crisis (Barna) and has appeared on CNN and ABC. Christianity Today named her one of, “50 Women Leaders Influencing the Church and Culture”. She lives near DC with her husband and their three children.

Pathway Out of Poverty Webinar Archive

August 4, 2018

Discussion with Jake McGlothin, author of The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships

Jake McGlothin is the Director of Serve Ministries at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia. At Floris, he is responsible for all community service programs and mission work, including the church’s work with Hutchison Elementary School. 


October 18, 2018
Discussion with Rev. José Nieves, Pastor at First UMC in Kissimee, Florida
Rev. José Nieves has been working in school partnerships for over 12 years. He currently serves in the Florida Conference’s Our Kids Initiative, seeking to connect every church in the conference with a local school. Rev. José Nieves is the Senior Pastor at First UMC of Kissimmee, Florida.

November 13, 2018

Discussion with Dr. Evelyn Hill, Former President of Kansas City, Kansas School Board

Rev. Dr. Evelyn Hill served on the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education from 2009 to 2017. She values education and believes every child has the right to receive a quality education. Rev. Dr. Hill has served in many volunteer positions over the years, including the Mayor’s Diversity Council and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and the Mayor’s Clergy Roundtable.