Media Release

 

Monday, April 14, 2014
For Immediate Release
Communications

Contact: Diana Paul
Telephone: 229-6501

 

Mayor’s Faith Initiative Positively Impacts Schools Through Adoption Program
Businesses, Civic Organizations And Faith Leaders Invited To Participate In “Adopt Your Neighborhood School” Initiative

 

       Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and leaders from the Mayor’s Faith Initiative Education Workgroup invite the community to continue to positively impact education by adopting neighborhood schools through the end of May.

       “This school adoption initiative is a great way for organizations to help students, especially if they are not sure where they will make the most impact,” Goodman said. “Since its implementation in 2013, leaders and volunteers from a variety of organizations and businesses have used the ‘Adopt Your Neighborhood School Initiative’ to help elementary, middle and high school students across the valley complete projects and improve competency in a number of school subjects.”

       Local schools in need of resources for students and teachers can be adopted through the Clark County School District’s (CCSD) Focus School Project. Due to the diverse needs of each school, each adoption will be different. CCSD staff will work closely with school principals to identify needs and better facilitate adoptions by businesses and organizations.

       “CCSD Community Partnership staff will gather information about the needs, help arrange the resources and guide the adopting organizations as relationships with principals, teachers and students are developed,” Goodman said.

       Focus Schools has been around since 1989 and has proven evidence of effectiveness in student achievement. Contact the CCSD Community Partnership office at 702-799-6560 to discuss adoption options.

About the Mayor’s Faith Initiative workgroups:
The Education Workgroup is one of the six workgroups within the Mayor’s Faith Initiative that were established from discussions with 120 faith leaders representing 70,000 congregants across the Las Vegas Valley. The discussions identified key issues affecting their congregations and spurred implementing change through Faith in Action.  Workgroups meet monthly to develop strategies to inform, educate and connect faith leaders with key organizations and resources to make them more effective at helping vulnerable individuals and families.

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