Loving Houston was founded on the idea that Christians should be out in the community beyond the four walls of the church, loving our neighbors as God first loved us. Thanks to advice from Dr. Stephen Klineberg of the Rice University Kinder Institute, we decided to invest in children because it has the greatest potential for long-term transformation in our communities. Every community challenge is present in our local schools: from hunger to homelessness to poverty, trafficking, bullying, mental health, and more. Partnering with schools makes it possible for churches to link arms with local schools to address these challenges in a focused, strategic way in the context of meaningful relationships. Each church doesn’t have to address every challenge, but every church can do something to help. By equipping churches to partner with local schools, the body of Christ in Houston can transform our city for good together!