Equip a Student with Technology

A Direct Opportunity through LEAP Technology remains an important part of education today. TSI’s LEAP program was built around the need for affordable computers for classrooms and after-school programs that equip resettled students in both the United States and displaced kids abroad to access the same educational resources as their peers. Now, LEAP is transiting […]

Nature as Therapy

The newly available Nature as Therapy guide by occupational therapist Jessica Roost is the third in a series of trauma-informed guides published by Tent Schools International and available on Amazon.com. The guide suggests that the outdoors may be the most effective classroom, especially for children who have experienced trauma or who are struggling with attention […]

Meet Our Executive Director

Emily Klooster is not exactly new; she has been with Tent Schools International (TSI) since 2005 leading print and digital communications. She is now our Executive Director, overseeing TSI’s administration, programs and strategic plan. Emily is also involved in fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. She is passionate about living simply, human rights, travel, music, books […]

A Farewell to Dale Dieleman

In 1994 I was asked to serve on the board of Worldwide Christian Schools (WWCS). Shortly after joining the board, I met Dale Dieleman, who had joined just before I had. My wife and I had known of Dale through our work with church youth groups, and I was grateful for the opportunity to meet […]

A 21-Year Odyssey

In May of 2018, our Executive Director, Dale Dieleman, encountered a respiratory health issue that is now causing him to step down from his current role at Tent Schools International. After 21 years of service to our organization, we are deeply grateful to Dale for his friendship, his passion and his efforts toward pursuing the […]

Meet our Newest Staff Member: Rawan Haddad

Tent Schools International welcomes Rawan Haddad as Development Director Tent Schools International (TSI) is thrilled to welcome Rawan Haddad as our newest staff member! Rawan will serve in the role of Development Director for TSI. Rawan, her husband Salah, and their two boys are from Jordan, where the family spent four years working with Syrian […]

We’re hiring

Tent Schools International is hiring for the position of Development Director. Join our team! POSITION SUMMARY: The Development Director is responsible to communicate the mission, programs and impact of TSI to various constituencies and to successfully solicit contributions of time, money and other resources to support the ministry.     ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Communicate […]

The Circle of Friends

You can be part of the solution. Our Circle of Friends provide consistent support for the mission of Tent Schools International by giving $25 or more monthly. Consistent support is the backbone of every effective mission. At TSI, our Circle of Friends keep our doors open and our ministry humming. They are the reason we […]

Expansion into Tanzania

Take a look at these two children. We see obvious differences in ethnicity, gender and age. The young girl on the left is from Syria. The little boy on the right calls the East African country of Burundi his home. Still, they do have something in common. Both are living in places that are foreign […]

Join Our Team

FULL-TIME BOOKKEEPER POSITION OPENING Growing and established Grand Rapids-based non-profit organization is looking for a full-time bookkeeper. Duties Maintain accurate financial records and donation tracking Send donation receipts and “thank you” notes to donors Create weekly donation reports for internal staff use Prepare bank deposits and post cash receipts Code vendor invoices and input into […]