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Open doors: Serving the school down the street

The North Carolina United Methodist Church created Congregations for Children in 2013 to get churches involved in local schools. From providing food to clothes to school supplies for teachers, Front Street United Methodist in Burlington works throughout the year to support their local students at Eastlawn Elementary School.  

Take a look inside their story, and stay tuned all week for profiles on people, churches, and programs that lie at the intersection of faith and education. We’ve also started a twitter page that will be dedicated to stories and conversations surrounding this topic, feel free to follow at @EdNC_Faith

Robert Kinlaw

Robert was director of multimedia for EducationNC. He is a journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker in the Triangle. Robert attended both public and private grade schools in North Carolina and graduated from the Media and Journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has produced video content for The News & Observer, ABC11-WTVD, UNC-Chapel Hill, The News Reporter and more. His short documentary Princess Warrior received an Excellence in Filmmaking award at the 2017 Carrboro Film Festival. Visit his website at