Pat Hoekstra: A Lifelong Commitment to Inclusion

Donor Profile For Pat Hoekstra, community has always been enriched by the gifts of persons in her life who have disabilities. From an early age, to her role as a grandmother today, she has surrounded herself with people at all . . .

Creating Connections: the Impact of Social Inclusion

Jenna Vander Laan, South Christian High alumni, shares how Connections impacted her high school experience and future career in this blog post. This article was featured in our new eBook, “Creating Connections: Social Inclusion for High Schools” by Ellie Van Keulen.  At . . .

Creating Connections: The Launch of Social Inclusion at South Christian

The following is the second excerpt from our new eBook, “Creating Connections: Social Inclusion for High Schools” by Ellie Van Keulen. This eBook contains resources, encouragement, and the story of South Christian’s social inclusion program. You can purchase the 43-page, downloadable eBook . . .

Creating Connections: the Beginnings

The following is an excerpt from our new eBook, “Creating Connections: Social Inclusion for High Schools” by Ellie Van Keulen. This eBook contains resources, encouragement, and the story of South Christian’s social inclusion program. You can purchase the 43-page, downloadable . . .

Brandon Flourishes at Calvin Christian School

“There is no question that Brandon has a place at Calvin Christian,” said Randy Moes, principal at Calvin Christian School (South Holland, IL). Brandon is an intelligent and curious boy, full of spirit and personality. He has flourished alongside his classmates and under the . . .

Inclusion Tips for Your Church

Note: In January 2016, Barbara J. Newman equipped pastors and worship leaders with the tools to implement universal design for worship in their congregations at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Symposium. We invite you to watch her plenary address here. Have you . . .

Room at the Table: Connections Banquet 2016

When thinking back on homecoming dances in high school, the word awkward comes to mind. What were intended to be fun and celebratory events were mostly stress-inducing for me, and not just because I had to build up the courage . . .