Education Connection

Every Child Reading by the End of 3rd Grade

Every Child Reading by the End of 3rd Grade

Most ideal for individual volunteers.

A few years ago, the church community asked city leaders what we could do to make a lasting impact in our city. The answer was simple: help them fight illiteracy and school dropout rates. Last year, more than 930 volunteer literacy partners and mentors served eight school districts across Central Texas, sitting down with elementary students each week for 30 minutes to read one-on-one. With the program growing rapidly and more and more children in need of special attention, there’s a place for you to make a difference in a child’s life and education. Consider investing just 30 minutes a week in a school near you, and bless the life of a child.

Registration for this school year has closed, but you can fill out the Volunteer Interest form for the 2018-19 school year on the website.

Education-Related Activities:

LISD Backpack Attack (Early August)
  • HCBC, HCBC Leander, For the Children, and local businesses partner with LISD each year to provide school supplies and backpacks for economically disadvantaged elementary & middle school students. More info will be posted Summer 2018.
  • Contact Community Impact Assistant Director Cindy Sherman to learn more.


Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer is an organization with a mission to impact children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Learn more HERE.


Feed LISD (Early December)
  • HCBC provides a Christmas appreciation lunch to Leander ISD Central Administration each year to foster our ongoing partnership with LISD and to invite them to our Christmas Eve services.
  • Volunteer need: Host, greet, serve ice cream at event.
  • Contact Community Impact Director Tom Laws to volunteer.

OUR MISSION is simple, straightforward, and achievable. We want every child to learn how to read by the end of 3rd grade. Hear from Literacy Partner coordinators and school administrators about the difference our volunteers can make in the life of a child.

Education Connection Video

Upcoming Events


Bags of Grace Assembly

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Building B, Gym

Bags of Grace Distribution

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Church Under the Bridge

N I-35 & E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Backpack Attack: Set Up Day

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LISD Leo Center

300 S. West Dr.

Backpack Attack: Assembly Day

8:30 am - 11:30 am

LISD Leo Center


Backpack Attack: Distribution Day

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

LISD Leo Center

300 S. West Drive

Other Community Impact Opportunities


Acuña November 2018

November 2-4, 2018


Backpack Attack 2018

First Weekend in August


Community Impact Volunteer Opportunities for Small Groups

Serving opportunities perfect for small groups or families.


Community Impact Ministries: Causes & Populations

A listing of all Community Impact ministries, sorted by cause or population served.