Power of Faith understand the importance of properly nurturing our children to create a productive future. That's why we have partnered with Coan Middle School in helping to nurture and develop our children by providing school and other supplies, as well as volunteering.
Sammy E. Coan Middle School history
Sammye E. Coan Middle School was constructed in 1965 and dedicated in
1967 as the first middle school in the state of Georgia. The school was
named after Sammye E. Coan, a graduate of Spelman College, who was a
renowned educator and community activist in the City of Atlanta . She
taught for several years at Bell Street Elementary School and served as a
principal of E.P. Johnson and Wesley Avenue elementary schools.
In 2011, Coan Middle School was added to a closure list for approximately 13 schools that was scheduled to close in 2012. Because of determination, peaceful rallying and local business like Emory University, reaching out to the Atlanta Public School Board, Coan Middle School has not closed, instead has continue to show growth with the students academics.
As of Aug 2013, Sammye E. Coan Middle School earned the greatest gains in student achievement out of all 6th to 8thgrade Atlanta Public Schools
traditional schools according to results of the Spring 2013
Criterion-Reference Competency Tests (CRCT).
If you would like to work with Power of Faith in our education partnership with Coan Middle School, the administrtive staff have identified the following as areas the students would benefits most::
Volunteer network for the school
- Male volunteers to talk to male students about their future such as furthering education, career guidance, etc.
- Volunteers to tutor math.
Mathematics continues to be the leading focus at Coan, as students now attend two math periods per day. One math period is dedicated to grade level content, and the second
math period is tailored to the needs of each student.
- School and uniform supllies
Backpack, calculators, construction paper, dry erase markers, pens, pencils and paper.
Coats, heavy sweat shirts, khaki pants
- Power of Faith is sponsoring a Thanksgiving meal for Coan Middle School students and immediate family (approx 600 people), Nov 16th. We are requesting volunteers to help prepare, cook and serve the meal. The Atlantas Heart of Gold will be in charge of volunteers, click here for more details.
Power of Faith partner with the Wheelbarrow Festival commitee
Power of Faith continue to become more and more involved in the East Atlanta community. Volunteering at the Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow festival was alot of fun. Meeting the people in the community and seeing the talented vendors was great. Pastor Ward was honored in giving the invocation to start off the festivities.If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering with Power of Faith in community events, click here for more information.