• Clergy Rally to Help Homeless Students
    Breakfast   Donation

    Representatives from dozens of area churches donated winter clothing for homeless students enrolled in St. Louis Public Schools at the District’s final clergy breakfast of the year on December 5. The monthly breakfasts allow Superintendent Kelvin R. Adams and other District staff to update the faith-based community on SLPS initiatives and activities.

    Seventy-two new or gently used winter coats, along with 100 hat-glove-and-scarf sets, were collected at the breakfast by the SLPS Students-in-Transition (SIT) Office, which provides support to homeless and foster care students. Several pastors also made monetary donations.

    The keynote speaker for the breakfast was SLPS Homeless Coordinator and Foster Care Liaison Deidra C. Thomas-Murray, MSW, LMSW, who runs the SIT office. SIT’s mission is to efficiently and effectively identify homeless students and provide support for academic success (tutoring, free meals, uniforms/clothing, counseling, transportation, mentoring, coats, school and hygienic supplies).

    SLPS would like to thank the following congregations for their generous donations:

    Calvary Baptist Church

    Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church

    Samaritan United Methodist Church

    St. James AME Church

    The Journey Church

    Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church

    West End Mt. Carmel Baptist

    Third Baptist Church

    Scruggs Memorial CME Church

    New Sunnymount MB Church

    Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church

    Jamison Memorial CME Church

    St. John AME

    Solomon’s Temple Church

    Salem in Ladue United Methodist Church

    Union Memorial United Methodist Church

    Asbury United Methodist Church

    Shalom Church (City of Peace)

    The Dream Center

    St. John AME Church

    The Crossing Church

    All Saints Episcopal Church

    Tyler Redeeming Christian Church

    Master Revival Church

    Fresh Start Church

    West Side Baptist Church

    Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

    Union Avenue Christian Church

    Central Reform Congregation

    Church on the Rock

    Glory to Glory Christian Church

    Friendly Temple Baptist Church

    Central Baptist Church

    Mt. Zion Baptist Church

    Second Presbyterian Church

    Manchester United Methodist Church

    Transfiguration Lutheran Church

    The Connection Church

    Gethsemane Lutheran Church

    Kirkwood Baptist Church

    Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

    Samaritan United Methodist Church

    Zion Traveler’s MB Church
    Thomas-Murray   Dr Adams
    Breakfast II   Breakfast III