E3 was founded to help children, families, and communities in developing countries, and to do it in the most effective way we know how – by providing an education based on the understanding that each student is a child of God. Experience tells us that a teacher’s elevated view of the student makes all the difference. When students are loved, valued and seen as unlimited, they do more and go farther than they ever thought possible.
The schools we support are based on the following universal spiritual principles: Every child is the reflection of the one infinite, loving Father-Mother God. As Mind's expression, every child is unlimited and free to express infinite intelligence and ability. Reflecting God’s goodness, every child is purely good – honest, unselfish, kind, respectful. Every child has a unique purpose and something to give to the world. These principles are basic to Christian Science, a recognized worldwide religion established over 150 years ago. Schools that educate according to these spiritual precepts bless children and their families, strengthen churches and communities, and play a role in elevating world thought.
E3 Board members and staff are committed to regular visits and communication with our schools. We know the people we work with, and these “in-country” visits are invaluable to the progress and sustainability of the schools.
For a fuller explanation of the principles that guide our work with schools, download the list below:
Though E3 officially began its work in 2014, the seed was sown many years earlier when in 2001 The Daycroft School Foundation held the first-ever conference for Christian Science-based schools from around the globe. At that introductory meeting, leaders of these schools made connections and looked for ways to support each other. It became apparent that the schools in developing countries, often doing heroic work under difficult conditions, especially needed support. Two members of E3’s founding Board were at that first meeting long ago and nurtured the idea of finding an effective way to help these schools. Fast forward to 2011. A small group of experienced educators met in Los Angeles to begin the process of forming a new non-profit organization that would be dedicated solely to supporting and establishing schools based on Christian Science. Over the next two years, the group sought advice from others with different skill sets and experiences, wrestled with policy questions, and after numerous meetings, phone calls, and emails, established a clear framework for a new organization. In the fall of 2013, E3: Elevating Education Everywhere was incorporated, and in 2014 the organization received its official non-profit status from the IRS.