Pop-Up Sandy Relief Site Distributes 5,000 Winter Coats

On March 18, 2013, in 20/20 Vision for Schools, Disaster Relief, Sandy, by admin

After a week of discussions, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott authorized the use of the schoolyard at PS 34 for the Pop-Up Sandy Winter Relief distribution in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Saturday, December 1. The site offered greater security for 5,000 coats than nearby park options, and featured shelter from potentially inclement winter weather. Thank […]


Grace in the Storm

On November 11, 2012, in Abounding Grace Ministries, Clients, Sandy, by admin

Follow the “Superstorm Sandy” relief efforts coordinated and supported by Abounding Grace Ministries at the Grace in the Storm blog created and managed by Del Rio Strategies. Support the efforts financially here.


NY Daily News Guest Op-Ed: The Sting of Church Eviction

On February 12, 2012, in 20/20 Vision for Schools, Abounding Grace Ministries, articles, by admin

The sting of church eviction day What happened to tolerance and diversity? By Rev. Richard Del Rio and Jeremy Del Rio, Esq. [Originally published by NY Daily News on 2/12/12] Today, if Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott have their way, our church — Abounding Grace Ministries, which holds weekly services at PS 34 […]


In the News

On February 12, 2012, in media, by admin

NY1: Inside City Hall (2/8/12) Jeremy Del Rio debates New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman, Esq., hosted by Errol Louis. Watch the video here. (Embed not available.) Glen Beck: On the Record, GBTV.com (2/10/12) Jeremy Del Rio joins guests NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera and Rev. Richard Del Rio to discuss Mayor Bloomberg’s […]


Testimony Before the NYC Council Education Committee

On February 3, 2012, in 20/20 Vision for Schools, Education, by admin

On February 2, 2012, Jeremy Del Rio represented 20/20 Vision for Schools as a witness on congregation and school partnerships at the NY City Council Education Committee hearing concerning the Department of Education’s pending eviction of sixty-eight congregations from schools on February 12. Below is his prepared statement in support of Resolution 1155. _______________ February […]


Media Reports on the School Eviction Controversy

On January 25, 2012, in 20/20 Vision for Schools, media, Videos, by admin

Following 20/20 Vision for Schools’ Statement on the School/Church Eviction Controversy on January 12th, here are links to various media reports, as well as several embedded videos. Watch CNN’s coverage here. Jeremy Del Rio of 20/20 Vision for Schools believes that the ban will hurt low-income communities where most of the 68 congregations affected by […]


Protest and Invest: Statement on the NYC School/Church Eviction Controversy

On January 17, 2012, in 20/20 Vision for Schools, Clients, media, Videos, by admin

MEDIA ADVISORY January 12, 2012 Contact: Jeremy Del Rio (347) 921-4426 20/20 Vision for Schools stands in solidarity with the sixty-eight congregations scheduled for eviction from New York City public schools a month from today, February 12, 2012. We join our voice with theirs to urge Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chancellor Dennis Walcott, and the City […]


Happy Holidays!

On December 25, 2011, in Family, Photos, by admin

Teaching at a Campus Near You

On December 12, 2011, in ATS, City Vision College, Fuller, Teaching, by admin

I’m teaching three undergraduate and seminary courses this winter: Leadership of Urban Ministry, an in-person winter intensive at Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary, Leadership and Management of Urban Youth Ministry, a distance course at Fuller Seminary, and Introduction to Urban Youth Ministry, an undergraduate online course via City Vision College. You can register for the City […]


Youth Specialties Thought Partners

On November 18, 2011, in Boards, Youth Ministry, by admin

It’s an honor to have been invited to serve alongside Youth Specialties as a “Thought Partner” for the next two years. Here’s what that means, from YS President Mark Matlock’s announcement: One of the challenges leading a youth ministry community is staying on top of all that is happening in the field. We know that […]

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