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Education | Opportunity | Hope

Faith for Change represents people of faith, civically engaged individuals, and community advocates who believe in equitable public education.

Today, too many of America’s children are denied access to equitable public education. This has resulted in alarmingly high dropout rates, disparaging economic futures, and record numbers of minority youth in the juvenile and criminal justice system. Our moral responsibility, as child advocates and people of faith, is to speak out against this injustice, to stand in the gap for marginalized youth, and to demand equality and opportunity. Thus, our mission is to resource the faith community with tools to advocate for equitable education and address the systemic disparities that disadvantage our youth.

We are committed to this mission because we envision a society in which every student has access to an equitable and quality public education.

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Our quality standards apply also in terms of service, technical expertise and advice. Our dedicated employees are happy to assist you with know-how and experience in your daily business.

Graduation Ministry

The Faith for Change Graduation Ministry Toolkit and Trainings strengthen collaboration between congregational leaders, parents, schools, and community stake holders…

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These houses of worship and organizations are actively engaged in youth and education advocacy.

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Have a faith based organization and need help with your team’s outreach strategy? Retain a F4C team member as a consultant!

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  • Bishop Vashti McKenzie, 13th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

    “Today, the church still has a role to play to increase its participation in the formal education of all children.”

    Bishop Vashti McKenzie, 13th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Rev. Stephen J. Hurston, Former President, National Baptist Convention of America Pastor, New Covenant Baptist Church, Chicago

    “As people of faith it is our moral obligation to work in collaboration with those in our community who are committed to the academic success of all children”

    Rev. Stephen J. Hurston, Former President, National Baptist Convention of America Pastor, New Covenant Baptist Church, Chicago
  • Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church

    “If education is the key to a brighter, prosperous, and more abundant future, then communities of faith have a moral imperative to be involved in the academic success of the children who need us the most.”

    Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church
  • Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

    “Faith For Change stands committed to an agenda that engages, empowers, and enriches the next generation by the power of educational and academic mobility.”

    Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
  • Bishop Vashti McKenzie, 13th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

    “Today, the church still has a role to play to increase its participation in the formal education of all children.”

    Bishop Vashti McKenzie, 13th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Rev. Stephen J. Hurston, Former President, National Baptist Convention of America Pastor, New Covenant Baptist Church, Chicago

    “As people of faith it is our moral obligation to work in collaboration with those in our community who are committed to the academic success of all children”

    Rev. Stephen J. Hurston, Former President, National Baptist Convention of America Pastor, New Covenant Baptist Church, Chicago
  • Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church

    “If education is the key to a brighter, prosperous, and more abundant future, then communities of faith have a moral imperative to be involved in the academic success of the children who need us the most.”

    Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church
  • Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

    “Faith For Change stands committed to an agenda that engages, empowers, and enriches the next generation by the power of educational and academic mobility.”

    Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
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Faith for Change relies on philanthropic contributions from organizations and people like you. Your donations help us expand to new countries and build new programs all over the world so that we may reach more children in need.

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Romal J. Tune

Romal J. Tune

Founder & President View Details
 Joi Orr

Joi Orr

Executive Director View Details
Romal J. Tune

Romal J. Tune

Founder & President

Romal is the embodiment of living beyond the label. After overcoming the setbacks of his upbringing and the destructive choices of his youth, he is now a sought out communicator, community strategist, and education consultant. His platform, one of the most potent and rich stories of hope you’ll ever hear, is REDEMPTION. If it is true that a story must be lived before it is told, Romal’s story of redemption is as genuine as it is moving. With every opportunity he has to impact decision makers or crowds of people around the world, Romal is a cultivator of hope and dignity, moving individuals from setbacks to success, something he knows full well.

Since growing up in the trauma of poverty, violence, and the inner-city landscapes void of opportunity, he has triumphed to the heights of a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Howard University and Duke University School of Divinity, an ordained minister, and the author of an Award-Winning Book entitled, “God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens”. What is different about Romal Tune is that when he takes the stage or sits down at the conference table, it’s as if he’s speaking only to YOU. With his own unique style that has won over international audiences, Romal leaves an impression on rooms full of people that are moved to action, compassion, and systemic change. By sharing his own powerful story and teaching strategies to move past pain and regret, Romal delivers a message of redemption with every opportunity to share.

Romal not only asks the question of WHY for many of the broken systems and structures in our world- education, poverty, community engagement, and more– he is also answering the HOW question, empowering others to create solutions and responses, currently in four continents around the world. Whether it is speaking with officials at an embassy, preaching from a pulpit amidst thousands, or motivating a conference filled with inner-city high school teachers, Romal shows you by example that your tomorrow doesn’t have to look like your today.

Romal’s life, the tangible evidence of his message, proves that redemption is still possible, for the least fortunate around the world, or those right on your city block.

Most recently Romal met with community leaders, educators, and political dignitaries in South Africa addressing strategies to help students in poverty attend college. He is currently scheduled to meet with leaders in Brazil to build new partnerships for youth violence prevention and making sure poor children have a pathway to higher education.

 Joi Orr

Joi Orr

Executive Director

Rev. Joi Orr is a dynamic preacher and speaker, skilled writer, administrator, and strategist who has successfully managed several 501c3 campaigns. Before joining Faith for Change, Rev. Orr co-developed and implemented “Healing Grace: Prejudice and Stigma in the Black Church”, a 501c3 equal justice campaign resulting in over $800,000 in institutional grants, and a California NAACP resolution to incorporate LGBT issue sensitivity into their 2009 agenda. Currently, she is a PhD student in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University studying the culture and practical theology of faith based institutions and their effect within progressive grassroots movements.

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