Action has begun!! Part #1

A call to action to increase parental/family and community engagement!

The Parent Support For Education Council, Inc. (PSFEC) has invested much time and energy focusing on the important issue of increasing parental/family and community engagement and we will continue to go forward in the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit of God!

One of the most difficult problems in our schools is the lack of parental/family and community engagement. Although there are many families and community members engaged in the lives of children, many people still aren’t aware of the problem.

The Problem

Note: This article is in no way an indictment; rather it is a CALL TO ACTION!

The following elementary schools listed below have a majority of children entering the fourth grade that are not reading at a third-grade level: Campbell Park, Fairmount Park, Lakewood, Maximo and Melrose.

MYTF JUNE 2016, Action, RaineySeveral months ago PSFEC issued a call to action, and we are pleased to report that the Holy Spirit has influenced several community-based organizations to partner with us to service Melrose Elementary.  More than 15 partners are signed up so far.

Pastor Rainey is the former pastor of Faith Memorial MB Church, and is a member of the Campbell Park Community Church, James Smith, Senior.  He also serves as president of the Parent Support For Education Council, Inc. (Ministry), co-chair of the 6th District Faith & Community Network Steering Committee and (former), Chairman JWB South County Community Council

Please contact Pastor Rainey at (727) 420-1326 or email him at

PSFEC meets every third Thursday of each month @ 6:30 p.m. at Melrose Elementary School, 1752 13th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (in the Library).

Next article: Part #2 – Action has begun!!  (Melrose: Partners working together)

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