Faith Community

Who is in your sphere of influence?

Did you know that most of the strengths, unique qualities, and needs of our communities are represented at our local schools? The truth is that the same kids in your house of faith are the ones sitting in the classrooms down the street!

Who We Have In Common

Schools and churches live in every neighborhood in every city across the country. And while they are separate institutions, both exist to serve the children and families in their communities. More than that, they often serve the very same children and families! The power of working together means that we can actually meet needs and bring support that will lead to change for the entire community!

Ruben’s Story

Ruben started tagging at age 12, dropped out of school and found himself in a jail cell by his 17th birthday. His story could have followed the statistics of so many children facing challenges that often lead to them being cut off from who they could become: being part of an underserved population, growing up without a father, dropping out of school. But people of faith, teachers, a local business leader – a whole community gave him a second chance and a pathway toward a better future

“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.”


Live Out Your Faith

Find simple and valuable ways to connect your beliefs to the work you are doing in your world

Impact A Child's Story

Support the children and families in your sphere of influence to help children see a better future

Create A Direct Pathway

Connect to a local school to remove the roadblocks children face in their pathway to support

Collaborate For Greater Impact

Watch the impact of your work multiply as you collaborate for the success of the children you serve

How can I connect my resources and support to my local school?


Love Our Schools

Bring a team of volunteers to support a project for Love Our Schools Day!

Parent Connect 

Bring the Parent Connect program to your local schools! Build connections to support the families in your neighborhood.

Love Our Teachers

Teaches are the leaders of the classroom and have a direct impact on the success of our children. Let’s show our teachers some love!


School Connect Summit

Network with top leaders across the state to form strategic partnerships that change outcomes for kids!

Connect at a CAFE

Connect with school leadership to learn how you can make a difference! Join A CAFE!

Champion Program

School Connect connects, trains, and coaches leaders like YOU to become champions for the children in your community. Connect to a school champion or learn how to become one!

Training & Coaching

Find training and coaching to help you reach your goals in ways that fit for your community!


Sponsor a School 

Sponsor a school to make a direct impact where it is needed most!

School Connect Awards

Help us honor champions of education both inside and outside the classroom!

Support a Project

Help fund a needed school project planned by the school and community!

Pastor Mark Reiswig Invites YOU To Start With Love Our Schools Day!

What might happen if your church connected your resources and support to your local school? Love Our Schools Day provides an opportunity for you to partner with your local schools – to work on projects that will meet needs and provide for children, while also sending a clear message to children, families, and teachers that their community cares about their well-being and they are not alone!

Join Our Village

Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.

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News & Events

School Connect Champions of Education Awards 2023

The School Connect Champions of Education Awards event honors those who lead with heart and help us to build a brighter future for Arizona youth.

New To The Valley: STEM Cafe

School Connect and the City of Phoenix Youth & Education Commision launched a new program, STEM CAFE, designed to benefit school districts throughout Arizona, aiming to bridge the gap between STEM industries and schools. 

Hear more at the link in bio
"School Connect recently held its awards ceremony to recognize Arizona's youth, and many West Valley school districts were honored at it. School Connect has been focusing on connecting schools to their communities since being founded in 2014."

Read about our 2023 School Connect Champions of Education Awards at the link in bio
Summit Partnerships Make A Difference

Our summit brought together many wonderful opportunities for partnerships to thrive, including Glendale ESD and Central Christian Church. Their newly established partnership resulted in a beautification project for one of their schools! 

Did your district create new relationships from attending our summit? Did your company adopt or support a local school since our event? Send us an email about your story today! Email and tell us how the School Connect Summit changed your community!
Thank you @bcbsaz for spreading the love to eight Phoenix schools this #teacherappreciationweek 💙
How do we ensure our students have the tools they need to succeed? Our guest this week, Jason Catanese, shares the importance of taking initiative to build math skills in Arizona youth. Tune in to hear about the crucial role mathematics plays on our children's future. Link in bio
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