Education Partnerships

It worked for us

Check out these stories of local successful school partnerships, ranging from stories and photos to video and contact information to learn how you might learn from others to implement in your town.

Contacting state legislators

To contact Kansas legislators, visit

To contact Nebraska legislators, visit Each senator has a page with contact information and a listing of the committees upon which they serve.

Contacting congressional leaders

The federal house of representative's website is You can enter your zip code to find your representative's contact information.

Contact information for the senate members is available from their Web site at

Resources on this page

In support of the Great Plains Education Partnership Resolution, an initiative passed at Annual Conference in June 2014, these resources are compiled for the use of Great Plains United Methodists and others who join the “Great Plains Public Education Partnership” and commit to:

  1. Strengthen an existing or establish a “hands-on” partnership with a local public school or schools;
  2. Encourage and equip members to contact their state legislators to advocate for public education; and
  3. Attend a conference-sponsored regional event supporting public education.


Lewis Center for Church Leadership

  • 50 ways to engage local schools grouped under the following categories:
    1. Learn and listen
    2. Start smart
    3. Build relationships and trust
    4. Cultivate congregational support and awareness
    5. Supply student needs
    6. Help students succeed
    7. Offer spaces and places
    8. Support and affirm the work of teachers
    9. Support parents and families
    10. Think systemically

Access the list on the Lewis Center website.

2014 Education Caravan

Read about the 2014 Education Caravan here.

Great Plains Education Rally in Lincoln

Great Plains Education Rally in Topeka