The Newlin Partnership is an outreach ministry of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Burlington, North Carolina, a parish of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of North Carolina. The mission of the Newlin Partnership is to engage the entire parish in a ministry to people who live in our “neighborhood”, emphasizing the improvement of academic outcomes for children enrolled in the Harvey B. Newlin Elementary School of the Alamance-Burlington School System in Burlington, North Carolina.
The major focus of the Helping Hands Committee is providing weekend backpacks of food to students at Newlin Elementary with food insecurity issues. Prepared and delivered to the church by the Food Bank of North Carolina, parish volunteers deliver the meals to school each Thursday afternoon. We currently supply meals on weekends to 65 children. Contact: Margaret Egede-Nissen
Celebrate Reading & Parent Involvement
Community volunteers gather books and supporting materials to send home monthly to each Newlin kindergarten child and their families. Additional parent involvement activities are planned to bring groups together during and outside of the school day. Contact: Anne Wooten
Volunteers read with children designated by their teachers for special attention. Teachers select students who sit with the Lucky Listener on a weekly basis to practice their reading skills.
Enrichment for Students & Support for Staff
The Partnership aims to support the students and staff of Newlin in a variety of ways. Historical examples include the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Camp Newlin, and providing fieldtrip scholarships for students in need.