From the Press
Faith Network's volunteers and deeds help students in need
"FIVE YEARS AGO, Emerson Elementary School in Oakland had no library.
Yes, it had a room that was designated as the library. But the books were hopelessly out of date, some going back to the 1950s.
And they were packed away in boxes and crates amidst piles of old furniture, so the children couldn't access them even if they wanted to...” Read full article
Martin Snapp, staff writer for The Montclarion
June 06, 2008
"With the presence (at Burbank Elementary) of Faith Network, a non-profit church-related volunteer organization, a remarkable difference in the school has been made in spirit, flesh and improvements."
Peggy Stinnett, columnist for The Oakland Tribune,
March 15, 2004
"Wishes can come true, if you find the right "genie." Just ask Michael Scott, an East Oakland school principal. He has a dream to energize the student body and beautify the campus at E. Morris Cox Elementary School. But without the money, he needed some magic to pull it off.
"What came instead was divine intervention, from Faith Network of the East Bay. The group hooked Scott up with Berkeley muralist Edythe Boone, who shared his mission and saw the benefits to the school and the neighborhood. The mural was unveiled on the playground this week and the sense of pride was heartwarming. You hear plenty of bad news about Oakland schools. But good news comes from small acts of kindness like these."
Ginny Prior, columnist for The Montclarion
June 11, 2004
Thanks to Barbara Rogers and KPIX staff for the excellent piece on Faith Network's school adoption program which was aired on the 5 PM Newscast on Channel 5 (CBS) on Friday, November 14. The broadcast included clips of the Skyline Gospel Choir, one-on-one tutoring at Burbank and interviews with volunteer Ruth Banks and Principal Alanna Lim.
Barbara Rogers and KPIX staff for Channel 5 (CBS),
November 14, 2004