I arrived at Milbrook through a partnership between the school and my church, St. Mark's on The Hill Episcopal Church. For several years, we have worked together on behalf of the students and their families. Other volunteer communities include the Bolton Street Synagogue, CHAI (Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc) and the Syrian Christian Mar Thoma Church. Together, we help children strengthen their reading skills and improve their academic standing. These groups, and others, also offer books, food, clothing and other basic necessities to families with tight budgets.