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

Please join us for the School Connect Summit 2024 this February at the Footprint Center. Take your seat on the arena floor as leaders from every sector share their vision for the future. Together, we will empower our communities to connect through their local schools – building partnerships that will change the future for Arizona children.
Dr. Paul Tighe, Executive Director of Arizona School Administrators invites leaders to join ASA and School Connect at the School Connect Summit because we know Arizona youth succeed when the village shows up! Join us on February 12, 2024, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Footprint Center as we build a legacy of champions.
#SchoolConnect #ASA #AZSchoolAdministrators #ASBAAC2023 #Summit2024 #AZblue #titansolarpower #suns #titancares #phxoffcourt #ittakesavillage #champions
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These quotes from #studentleaders prove that leadership matters at every age. Check out what these students from Pendergast Elementary School District, Phoenix Union High School District, and Laveen Elementary School District had to say about the #schoolconnectsummit and how it inspired them to share their #studentvoice! #studentslead #Summit2024 #SchoolConnect @phoenixunionhs @pesd92
Breaking News! School Connect is pleased to announce a confirmed date for our tenth anniversary School Connect Summit 2024. Join us on the arena floor of Footprint Center, on February 12, 2024, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, and in partnership with Titan Solar Power, the official solar contractor of the Phoenix Suns, we invite you to lead the way for your team and your community. #SchoolConnect #Summit2024 #AZblue #titansolarpower #suns #titancares #phxoffcourt #cominginhot #leadershipmatters
What we know is that, win or lose, champions do not sit on the sidelines. They show up for their team – their community - every single day. These leaders build trust and inspire hope in those around them as they give people a vision for what is possible. Ultimately, champions pave the way for future leaders, and in so doing, champions change the world. Join us in the arena for the Summit! @bcbsaz @titansolarpowerinc @suns @phxoffcourt @benwallsfilms
Watch as students volunteering at Sahuaro Elementary for Love Our Schools Day teach our team about respect. We love working with the next generation of leaders! Well done!! School Connect cannot do this important work without you. Donate today to help us bring more support for Arizona student leaders! #SchoolConnect #WESDfamily #respect #studentleaders #studentvoice #belonging #loveourschoolsday 
@sahuaro_wesd @wesdschools
Why sponsor a student’s STEM “Game Day” Field Trip? While STEM careers are the future of education, the research shows that more than 2/3rds of middle school students do not enter high school ready to start working toward a STEM career.
As Principal Ontiveros says, “You can’t dream about something you don’t know about.”
But together, we can give kids a vision for their career potential, as well as connections and resources to help them prepare. Early support makes the difference. Every student deserves a STEM Choice. Sponsor a student today! 
#STEMstudents #everystudent #schoolconnect #ACECAZ #ASUInnovation #gameday #givingtuesday #careersofthefuture #studentvoice
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