For The Cause of Christ,
Dr. Johnson Obamehinti
Recently, my husband and I were on a double date with some long time friends. Our discussion was on community partnerships. We exchanged ideas on how this looks like in our communities from different levels. This got me thinking of where we are as a nation and what a great opportunity we have to foster community partnerships. I hope you had a chance to read the repost from my husband on our nation. If not, read up on it from my page or his. We are stronger together as a united nation and getting involved can help get us there. Partnerships can best be understood from the context of friendship; in this case a community friendship. There is a mutual element that connects mission and purpose with shared results.
Last week as part of a community partnership between local law enforcement and the local college, spring semester started. Right within a thriving community this partnership is providing means and opportunity for people to grow and improve their lives. My students’ this semester are eager to learn and grow. And so is their professor :)
In Houston today with some amazing leaders fostering community partnerships. We are working with the state library archives commission on building partnerships between public librarians and adult education providers across the state. Meeting people right within their communities, the possibilities of transformation are vast.
Our educators provide us with lots of opportunity for community partnerships. Whether, they are partnering with parents or connecting with community businesses for the success of their students, their sacrifices are commendable. Next month, I will share a partnership with a school district in improving their student achievement at a specific campus. The campus served exceeded their goals for their students on their 2016 accountability ratings. That is big results in Texas school ratings. Until next month’s post, find some community partnerships to help transform lives and our cities. Love & Blessings!
“For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.” - 1 Corinthians 3:9