Brandon Flourishes at Calvin Christian School

“There is no question that Brandon has a place at Calvin Christian,” said Randy Moes, principal at Calvin Christian School (South Holland, IL). Brandon is an intelligent and curious boy, full of spirit and personality. He has flourished alongside his classmates and under the . . .

Inclusion Tips for Your Church

Note: In January 2016, Barbara J. Newman equipped pastors and worship leaders with the tools to implement universal design for worship in their congregations at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Symposium. We invite you to watch her plenary address here. Have you . . .

Room at the Table: Connections Banquet 2016

When thinking back on homecoming dances in high school, the word awkward comes to mind. What were intended to be fun and celebratory events were mostly stress-inducing for me, and not just because I had to build up the courage . . .

Celebrating Inclusive Friendships: A Tribute to Eli

We are thrilled to share this essay which highlights the beauty of inclusive friendships. Anna Orr, a student at Byron Center Christian School (Grand Rapids, MI), wrote this tribute to her friend Eli Sytsma, a classmate who has Down syndrome. We . . .

School Profile: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has a strong commitment to serving all of God’s kids, regardless of their level of need. “When families are interested in our school, we first look at their desire for a Catholic education, and . . .

CLC Network Names Building after Longtime Executive Director

Introducing the R.H. “Bear” Berends Center for Inclusive Education We recently renamed our headquarters, located at 4340 Burlingame Avenue in Wyoming, Michigan, to honor recently retired executive director, R.H. “Bear” Berends. Berends retired from his position on August 31, 2015, after leading the inclusive . . .

Announcing Our Early 2016 Travel Schedule

We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events. We are on the road again! This winter and spring, we are traveling throughout the country to equip pastors, worship leaders, church volunteers, school administrators, and seminarians with the tools . . .

Committed to Welcoming Malorie

“From the moment we met Malorie last spring, we felt strongly that she needed to be at our school and we would figure out a way to make it happen–regardless of her needs,” said Megan Willink, NorthPointe Christian Middle School . . .

Making Inclusion and Tuition Equity a Reality in Christian Schools

We recently celebrated our 35th Anniversary and honored members of our first generation of leadership with a gala at the Watermark Country Club on October 20 (visit our Facebook page for pictures). In honor of our anniversary, we are pleased . . .