The Edge Church (735 Ritsema Ct. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) runs literacy ministries called Schools of Hope, during school time and after school to K-5 graders at Cesar E Chavez Public School. These programs help struggling students make large gains in reading through intensive teaching to small groups of students led by certified teachers.
More than 200 parents and families came to listen to the nativity story in December, read by the students of Schools of Hope. What a blessing it was to hear the start of Jesus birth read by students that were some of the lowest readers in their class just months ago. It was a special night to share the good news with families from our local public school.
Submitted by Heather Ros
Schools of Hope @ The Edge – An After School Literacy Ministry
Diaconal Ministry Report – Winter 2019