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Addressing Literacy

All students deserve the opportunity to succeed in life and pursue the dreams and goals they set for themselves. The ability to read is perhaps the most crucial skill in determining how far they can reach.

Research from the Minneapolis Foundation and One Minneapolis indicates that up to 70% of the students within the sphere of influence of our programs may not be reading at grade level. These numbers are alarming, as we know that such issues, especially among younger students, are leading indicators for such things as substance abuse, violence, and future incarceration.

This is NOT ok, and we’re set out to address it. Continue reading …

Replacing "Fun"

We’re leading our 11th trip to the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico! As happens so naturally for most people returning from trips like this, the question quickly comes, “How was your trip?”

Fair question.

It may not always be my initial response, but oftentimes it is this: “It was so much fun.”

Fun: A word Americans love, but a word Christians should pursue less!

I read a great post by a well-known Christian author and speaker, and I think he’s on to something. God created fun, and created many things to BE fun. But on the priority list of Kingdom characteristics, I think it falls beh

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Replacing “Fun”

We’re leading our 11th trip to the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico! As happens so naturally for most people returning from trips like this, the question quickly comes, “How was your trip?”

Fair question.

It may not always be my initial response, but oftentimes it is this: “It was so much fun.”

Fun: A word Americans love, but a word Christians should pursue less!

I read a great post by a well-known Christian author and speaker, and I think he’s on to something. God created fun, and created many things to BE fun. But on the priority list of Kingdom characteristics, I think it falls beh

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Manana

Tomorrow we venture off for our 5th annual July trip to the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico. Can’t believe we’re in our 5th year (and 11th trip!!). God is good! (All the time!)

At Ace, we have a heart for community. We have a heart for God’s Kingdom! And we have a open heart as we seek to be part of building community, and His Kingdom, right here. Right now!

I am a HUGE believer that one of the first things we can do to be transformative agents of His love is to stretch ourselves. Get outside of our comfort zones! Be challenged! Because when we’re comfortable, we tend to stay put. Not

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Summer of '13

It’s almost summer, I think! (But I make no promises!!)

Ace | After School closes out our 2nd year of programming at Powderhorn Park today! What a year it’s been!!! And while our Hoops, After School, and Deeper programs are a bit more heavily focused during the school year months, summer is no slouch for us at Ace in the City.

Here’s a glimpse into our summer:

I can’t believe we’re saying this, but we’re leading our 5th Annual Summer Trip to Juarez and our friends at the Emmanuel Children’s Home. With a team of 18 (and counting), we’re excited for what’s in store! 2nd Annual Back2School Bash

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