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Lowery ES, The Ark Fellowship establish Adopt-a-School partnership

Lowery Principal April Wright and Dr. Angela Okotie-Eboh, lead pastor at The Ark Fellowship pose.
Lowery Elementary School Principal April Wright, third from right, and Dr. Angela Okotie-Eboh, lead pastor at The Ark Fellowship, and rank Achoundong, hold commemorative Adopt-a-School certificates as the campus and community partner announced on Aug. 19 they formally entered an adoption partnership. They were joined, from left, by Daniel Alaigba, CFISD Director of Community Engagement Dawn Tryon, Associate Pastor Larry Graham and Children’s Pastor Noja Ighele-Alaigba.

Aug. 26, 2022—Representatives from The Ark Fellowship visited the staff at Lowery Elementary School on Aug. 19 to officially announce their Adopt-a-School partnership with the campus.

CFISD’s Adopt-a-School program pairs schools with community organizations and business partners to utilize resources of the community to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for students.

The Ark Fellowship staff members said this was an opportunity the church was seeking as a way to become more part of the community. The partners are roughly seven miles apart, and supporting teachers and staff made sense.

“This opportunity came up and we’re so excited to be able to do this,” said Dr. Angela Okotie-Eboh, lead pastor at The Ark Fellowship. “We believe that our children are the future of this country and helping the teachers and those who work with them is a wonderful thing to do. We want to help them do what they are called to do, which is team our children.”

Noja Ighele-Alaigba, children’s pastor at The Ark Fellowship, signs an Adopt-a-School partnership agreement.
Noja Ighele-Alaigba, children’s pastor at The Ark Fellowship, signs an Adopt-a-School partnership agreement after the community partner announced its official partnership with Lowery Elementary on Aug. 19.

Lowery Principal April Wright expressed her gratitude for The Ark Fellowship, which is the first Adopt-a-School partner in the school’s 41-year history.

“To have our partners invest in us and invest in our children and youth specifically, is a blessing that I don’t even know how to put words on,” Wright said. “It’s the most beautiful partnership ever.”

For more information on the Adopt-a-School program, contact Dawn Tryon, director of community engagement, at 281-894-3950 or dawn.tryon@cfisd.net.