Over nearly twenty years, our congregation has provided people and resources to help a struggling inner city school. Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers the Beardsley School children have had a richer and more meaningful education and their teachers have had dependable help and support.
Our Ongoing Yearly Commitment
Each week, our wonderful tutors meet one-on-one with children to help with reading and math skills. Their consistent presence has helped the school raise its math scores this year.
Readers visit classrooms weekly or monthly to share delightful books and engage the children in thought provoking conversations.
Holiday Gift Cards
Again through the generosity of our congregants and others, we donate holiday gift cards for struggling families so they can provide gifts for their children.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Ever mindful of those who work daily with the children, we give a small gift of thanks to each of the dedicated faculty and staff during national Teachers Appreciation Week
The Beardsley Committee
From the earliest days of the TUUCW’s adoption of the school, a Beardsley Committee has overseen the people and programs that make our ongoing commitment so successful and vibrant. Members meet monthly with principal Ladson-Lang, assessing any upcoming needs and planning for the weeks ahead and then meet separately to follow up and take action. A UU committee member also sits on the School Governance Council as a Community Partner. Beardsley Committee members are Anita Pfluger and Kathy Roberts, co-chairs, Sari Brodi, Beth Cliff, Lynne Laukhuf, and Diane Moller,