Monday Evening Study
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Robert Putnam's book argues that fundamental to the American Dream is the belief that our children will have better lives than we do, that Americans believe in equality of opportunity, limited only by one’s talent and hard work. But recent decades have left more Americans doubting this belief. In addition to illustrating newly researched national data, Putnam will tell this story through compelling coming-of-age stories of how growing up rich and poor has changed in all corners of America—in rural areas, the suburbs, and big cities—over the last several decades. Putnam even draws on his own story and those from his home town community in Port Clinton, Ohio, to demonstrate the crumbling American Dream.
Frontline -- up close and personal view
See this Frontline Series video (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/poor-kids/) to understand the effect on individual children.
Sunday School Class
Join the discussion in the Westminster Room on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Led by Tim Peck and Mary Kirkpatrick and based on an American Baptist curriculum, “Children, Poverty and the Bible.” Interspersed among the lessons we will have three presentations from our own members who have professional expertise in areas impacted by childhood poverty.
An Inspirational Story
Breaking the cycle of poverty, as told by the Executive Director of Greensboro's United Way.
Selected Agencies and Non-Profits
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This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from Harvard's Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children's lifelong learning, health, and behavior.