“I tell my Christian friends that they can go into the schools. While they can’t go in there talking about Jesus, they can go in there and act like him.”

This was a quote from Molly Spearman, Superintendent of SC Public Schools, full article below or at Greenville Online  Scott Keeler, dskeeler@greenvillenews.com5:26 p.m. EST March 11, 2016 SIMPSONVILLE – State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman visited Simpsonville Friday to deliver the keynote address of the Educators Appreciation Luncheon. At the conclusion of her speech at First […]

Volunteer and Mentor of the Month: Cherie Dumez

  I-Beam is lucky to have so many good mentors who really care about making a positive impact in the children in our community.  People are driven by many reasons to give and giving of ones time to help a child succeed in education is one of the best gifts you can bestow on a […]

Press Release | ECEN Community Partnerships

EAST COOPER ECUMENICAL NETWORK AND EAST COOPER COMMUNITY OUTREACH PARTNER TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY NEEDS MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (October 1, 2013) – East Cooper Ecumenical Network and East Cooper Community Outreach have established an innovative partnership to directly and effectively address community needs in East Cooper.  Since the founding of East Cooper Ecumenical Network (ECEN) in […]

Gearing Up | I-Beam

  THANK YOU to all of our new and returning mentors that attended one of our two fall training sessions this week. Also, a big thank you to Seacoast Church for letting us use their facility in Mount Pleasant as our venue. More information and resources regarding this year’s I-Beam initiative can be found on […]

You’re Invited | I-Beam Fall Training

  Fall Training Sessions Monday, September 16 at 6:00pm OR Thursday, September 19 at 11:00am Seacoast Church – Mount Pleasant Campus – 750 Long Point Road New mentors are strongly encouraged to attend one of the two training sessions for important information on program structure/calendar, mentoring tips and tricks, and required Child Protection Training will […]

I-Beam | 2012-2013 End of Year Survey Results

  An East Cooper Ecumenical Network Initiative 100% of I-Beam mentors ranked their overall interaction (fit, relationship, etc.) with their student as very positive or positive 98% of I-Beam mentors plan to mentor with I-Beam during the 2013-2014 school year 97% of I-Beam mentors feel that they made a difference in the life of their […]

Press Release | I-Beam Summer Pilot Program Launch

SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY AWARDED TO LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS East Cooper Ecumenical Network and Wando Community Education Unite to Bridge Summer Academic Gap MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (June 17, 2013) – East Cooper Ecumenical Network and Wando Community Education are pleased to announce a summer scholarship program to fund tuition for local elementary students to attend Kaleidoscope […]

I-Beam Celebration

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