The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

Literacy / James 2:14-26

January 22

The way you live your life authenticates your faith. How are you getting involved with what God is doing in our city? Becoming a literacy mentor to help kids learn to read by third grade can change the trajectory of people’s entire lives, as they are more likely to finish high school and college, and less likely to be incarcerated. Faith without works is dead. Whether it’s helping with literacy or something else, how are others recognizing you by your faith?

Current Statistics

Fresno Unified Demographics
  • Hispanic 67%
  • Asian 12%
  • White 11%
  • African-American 9%
  • Other 1%
Our Third Graders
  • 53% of all third graders are reading below grade level
  • Of that 53%, 61% of those kids parents DO NOT have a high school diploma
  • Of that 53%, 72% of those kids are English learners (English is their second language)
  • Of that 53%, 56% of those kids live in poverty
Poverty/High School Graduation by Zip Code
  • 93706 (SW Fresno) 41% of adults 25 years and older DO NOT have a high school diploma (43% of this zip code lives in poverty)
  • 93701 (Central Fresno) 54% of adults 25 years and older DO NOT have a high school diploma (61% of this zip code lives in poverty)
  • 93702 (SE Fresno) 57% of adults 25 years and older DO NOT have a high school diploma (50% of this zip code lives in poverty)
  • 93720 (NE Fresno) 7% of adults 25 years and older DO NOT have a high school diploma (7% of this zip code lives in poverty)

Information provided by the Fresno County Office of Education.

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