Initiative II: Global Poverty“end hunger”“global partners for self-help projects and awareness campaigns within the United States” (local partner)Initiative V: Social Justice and Human Rights Initiative“children in homeless shelters”“training of parents as advocates for educational needs of children”Applying the two aforementioned initiatives to our service project allows us to bridge the gap between the global poverty on a local scale and education.
Video is linked if click on pictureCreated in Jan. 1990How it came to be:The Good Shepherd Kitchen, a soup kitchen in Burlington only served lunch Monday through Friday.Wanted to extend this to the weekend providing individuals with meals every day of the week.Provide a hot lunch to the homeless, low-income, and the shut-ins of the Burlington areaMotto: “More than a Soup KitchenMinistry affiliated with Burlington Assembly of God Church
Just say this is a picture of what services look like at the Caring kitchen or something like that.
THE FACTSFOOD SECURITYAll data refer to the year 2010. They are collected in 2010, and reported in September 2011.48.8 million Americans—including 16.2 million children—lack the means to get enough nutritiousfood on a regular basis. They live in food- insecure households and as a result, they struggle withhunger at some time during the year.Food insecurity—the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foodRates of food insecurity are substantially higher than the national average among householdswith incomes near or below the Federal poverty line, among households with children headedby single parents (35.1% of children living in a single-mom household are food-insecure), andamong Black and Hispanic households.POVERTY and UNEMPLOYMENTPoverty and unemployment are the root causes of hunger.· $22,350 in annual income is the poverty threshold for a family of four with two children (2011).· 46.2 million Americans—15.1 percent—live in poverty (2010). This is the largest number ofpeople living in poverty since estimates were first published (1956) and the highest poverty ratesince 1994.· 15.7 million children in America(2010) live in poverty, Over 200,000 more than the year before.
#1 – this is at a rate four times greater than that forproficient readers.The Annie E. Casey Foundation Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School GraduationThe study relies on a unique national database of 3,975 students born between 1979 and1989. The children’s parents were surveyed every two years to determine the family’s economicstatus and other factors, while the children’s reading progress was tracked using the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) Reading Recognition subtest. The database reports whether students have finished high school by age 19, but does not indicate whether they actually dropped out.
52.74% of students in the Alamance-Burlington School System received free or reduced lunch during the 2010-2011 school year. The percentage of students included in the program has increased by 12.8% from 46% of district students who qualified during the 2006-2007 school year. (Alamance-Burlington School System Child Nutrition, 2011) 13.9% or 20,961 Alamance County residents received food stamps in 2010 slightly higher than the state average of 15.4% (Food Nutrition Services, Alamance County, 2010) 16.6% of the Alamance County population lives below poverty, higher than the North Carolina average of 14.6% (U.S. Census Bureau)
91% of students are given free or reduced lunch
91% of students are given free or reduced lunch
ReasoningIf the children in the Tucker St. Community are not able to have basic needs met, they will not attain the fortitude in realizing academic success. Our project plants the seed in meeting the basic needs of the children in the Tucker St. Community so that academic success is a reality. The residents in this neighborhood are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.” Tucker Street Area Facts: “Neighborhood income lower than 71.7% of U.S.” neighborhoods.“21.6% of the children within neighborhood are below the federal poverty line”“Higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.2% of U.S. neighborhood”
Day of event – space is limitedThis is an excellent opportunity for Pi Omicron Omega to continue the work after May 26th.
Community Service Project
Community Service ProjectAkiaha Fuller, J’nai Adams, Alisha Fuller and Miranda Dalton
Focal Initiatives Initiative III Global Poverty Initiative V Social Justice and Human Rights Initiative
Community Service Project Goal OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE PARENT AND COMMUNITY AWARENESS OFCHILD HUNGER AND ITS CORRELATIONTO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN.
LogisticsWho: Families of the Tucker Street CommunityWhat: Serving Lunch / Facilitating a Literacy WorkshopWhere: Caring Kitchen - 821 Tucker StWhen: Saturday, May 26, 2012Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Our Community PartnersAlamance Partnership for ChildrenCaring KitchenRockingham Co. Head Start TeachersUNC TV
Caring KitchenEstablished January 1990Serves the Tucker Street CommunityServes the homeless and hungry Saturdays -11:30 am until 12:30pm Sunday - 12:30 pm until 1:30pm
Effects of Child Hunger on Academic PerformanceCognition and Academics Emotional & Social Well-Being • Undernourished children • Aggressive and anxious. 0-3 years of age cannot learn as much, as fast or • Teens are more likely to be as well. suspended from school and have difficulty getting along • Lack of enough nutritious with other kids. food impairs a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school.
The Facts on Literacy• One in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time.• Graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students who were not proficient readers in third grade lagged far behind those for White students with the same reading skills.• Some argue that prisons are built on 3rd grade reading scores.We are trying to capture pre-k to 3rd gradewith our community service project.
According to the U.S. Department Agriculture, the percentage of Alamance County residents living in poverty grew to 15.2 in 2009, as did the number of Alamance County residents requesting food assistance.Thus, hunger continues to be a major issue within Alamance County. 2011 Alamance Community Assessment Report
Tucker St. Community• 50.8% are economically disadvantaged• 21.6% of children live in poverty• 91% of students are given free or reduced lunch
HARVEY R. NEWLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPerformance of Students in Each Grade on the ABCs End-of-Grade Tests 2010-2011 Percentage of students scores at or above grade level*
HARVEY R. NEWLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Performance of Each Student Group on the ABCs End-of-Grade Tests 2010-2011The percentage of students, grouped by gender, ethnicity and other factors, who passed BOTH the reading and math tests.*
Service Project Learning OutcomesAs a result of our literacy and hungercommunity service project, we will beable to: 1. Contribute to ending hunger through a partnership with a local hunger ministry 2. Increase parent and community awareness regarding the importance of family literacy 3. Increase children’s level of excitement about learning through reading and literacy activities. 4. Increase parent and community awareness on how hunger affects children’s academic performance
Schedule• 8:30am-9:00am – Travel to Caring Kitchen - 821 Tucker St.• 9:00am-10:30am – Serving Lunch• 10:30am -11:30am – Reading Groups • Groups will be divided by grade level – Literacy Activity • Create your own book, skit or story and book give away• 11:30am -11:45pm – Parent Session on Literacy• 11:45am-12:00pm - Wrap-up and Clean Up
Ways To Get Involved1. Donate preschool to 3rd grade books2. Donate perishable & nonperishable items3. Cash Donations4. Serving food at the organization5. Any items that can be used in the household
References• http://www.elon.edu/e-web/students/religious_life/offcampus/assembly.xhtml• http://sandhills.news14.com/content/top_stories/618929/burlington-soup- kitchen-reaches-to-community-for-help• http://sandhills.news14.com/content/headlines/602910/caring-kitchen- nourishes-body--soul/• http://bag-church.org/Ministries/CaringKitchen.aspx• Source: Food Research and Action Center, School Breakfast Scorecard• USDA Household Food Security in the United States• Food Research and Action Center, “Hunger Doesnt Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report• 2011 Alamance County Community Assessment Report• Harvey R. Newlin Elementary School’s 2010-2011 Report Card