Project “Fe”. FE in Spanish means faith. Yet our application as an acronym represents Faith and Education. Via FE, the NHCLC will launch a pro Christian, pro family, pro education movement in the Hispanic community that will accomplish the following metrics:
- Engage Pastors and parents in prophetic activism by making educational success a priority in the community
- Empower our children with the necessary acumen to attend the best colleges and universities
- Enable a firewall against poverty and multi generational government dependency via the emergence of a community committed to vertical and horizontal mobility.
- Equip Hispanic American Christians with the educational tools necessary to advance the Lamb’s agenda.
Correspondingly, we will achieve the aforementioned objectives via the following deliverables under the FE Project:
- Launch the “National Hispanic Evangelical Adopt a School ” initiative: Equip, engage and empower our churches for each to adopt a school in the community with the purpose of providing a dual accountability apparatus for children that attend both the church and corresponding local school. Pastor and Principal will make a commitment that corresponding children will graduate from high school and pursue higher education. This initiative includes partnering with schools to provide after school tutoring and a mentoring components for single parented children.
- Sponsor FE SUNDAY.-The first Sunday of September, our 40,118 churches will preach and teach on the importance of education and a biblically literate community. We will provide sermon outlines, visual aides and resources.
- Host a National Summit on Hispanics, Christ and Education. Addressing the educational crisis via the bible believing Christ following church.
- Formalize and provide capacity, personnel and a messaging platform for the Alliance for Hispanic Christian Education.
- Champion the cause of raising the curriculum standards for all of God’s children. We find it to be reprehensible for children in more affluent regions of our states to engage a “high quality” curriculum while other children, particularly students of color, receive a sub standard education. We desire high standards for all; without exception.
Launch the Faith and Education Coalition.
The NHCLC will form and lead a coalition for the betterment of the American public education system. Our efforts would be uniquely Christian as we approach our advocacy and action from the perspective of Biblical justice and educational equality.
Parenthetically, Evangelicals have never before aligned in support of public education equity and quality. There is powerful potential for this organization to influence public opinion and local action. Media interest will be significant and will grow as a variety of national-recognized voices join the coalition.
This coalition will not be a short-term initiative but rather a long-term commitment to giving each generation access to consistently high quality educational opportunity in the United States. We believe literate students who are able to think critically and solve problems will become the backbone of not only a strong democratic society but also of a biblically-literate and justice-minded Church.