School Partnerships

St. Mark’s and the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul have recently formed a collaborative working groups that include members of both congregations dedicated to forging meaningful partnerships with two local schools.

The School Partnership Team is committed to providing donations, volunteers and resources to The Charter School for Excellence and Harding Elementary School. We are excited to oversee our ongoing and existing relationships with these schools and discerning new ways to help and foster relationships between the congregations and the schools.

The Charter School of Excellence

The Charter School of Excellence provides a variety of educational opportunities that foster academic excellence through partnerships with families, community and school. It is a non-traditional approach to learning with small class sizes, cutting edge curriculum, and a support system aimed at addressing barriers to learning. St. Mark’s has partnered with the Charter School to provide weekend snack bags twice a month. Bags are packed and distributed by volunteers from both congregations. St. Mark’s and the Cathedral of St. Paul also helps stock the personal hygiene pantry in the school. Volunteers are needed to pick up food from Second Harvest Food Bank, pack bags, and distribute the food.

You can also help by purchasing personal hygiene items like shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, body wash and feminine products. Items can be brought to St. Mark’s at any time. You can also help us collect coupons. If you don’t use your coupons from the Sunday paper, bring them us and we will put them to good use buying items for the school.

To learn more about how you can help or be involved, contact Carly Rowe