CIA -- Congregrations In Action
Congregations in Action is a partnership of seven Downtown and Old Southwest congregations. Together, we seek to build relationships that make a positive change in the life of our neighbors, especially the students and faculty of Highland Park School . Volunteers from our congregations are involved in the following activities.
Lunch Buddies. Congregational members are invited to read to classes and then attend lunch with the students, providing an opportunity for adult conversation around the lunch table.
Tutoring and Mentoring. Being able to read on grade level by the 3rd grade is a significant indicator for future academic success. Working in partnership with teachers, volunteers help with academic and emotional needs by working with students one-on-one.
Pack-a-Snack. It is hard to learn when you are hungry. Congregations in Action provides food for some students who do not have a consistent source of food on weekends and over holidays.
Fun Day. This is an annual event provided by our congregations on a Friday in May. It is a great fun event for the students, and a welcome break from a year of hard work.
School Supply Drive . Our members participate in an annual school supply drive each year in September.