If we are truly going to do something to help children and families rise above the circumstance of poverty, it is critical that we help kids succeed in the classroom. It is also critical that we work to equip parents with the skills necessary to help their children succeed. We cannot assume that parents should “know better.” People only know what they are taught. This is where community comes in.
As a person of faith, community is at the core of everything I do and believe. God is about community.