Education Connection

Every Child Reading by the End of 3rd Grade

Serve as a Literacy Partner or Mentor

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 fight illiteracy and school dropout rates. Last school year, more than 966 volunteer literacy partners and mentors served nine 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 with 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.

More Information

Fill out an interest form for the 2020-21 school year at

Education Connection Video

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 Related Activities

Learn more about our additional education-related service opportunities.

LISD Backpack Attack

Hill Country Bible Church, HCBC Leander, For the Children, and local businesses partner with LISD each year to provide school supplies, backpacks, and resources for economically disadvantaged elementary & middle school students. This year more than ever we wanted to serve our Community and families in this way. We were able to stuff 2,900 backpacks with supplies for students! Thank you so much to those who volunteered to serve!

If you missed the opportunity to volunteer, no worries! We are still accepting donations. Your online donations allow us to purchase new materials at manufacturer's cost. For every $8 donated, we can provide a backpack filled with grade-specific school supplies. If you would like to make a donation to help meet the needs of 2,900 students, visit our donation link and give under the 'Backpack Attack' section. 

LISD Christmas Luncheon

  • HCBC provides a Christmas appreciation lunch to Leander ISD Central Administration each December to foster our ongoing partnership with LISD and to invite them to our Christmas Eve services.
  • Volunteer needs: Set up, host, greet, serve ice cream at event.
  • More info will be posted Fall 2020.
  • Contact Community Impact Events Coordinator Sydney Rea to volunteer.