White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships invites Messiah College to participate in round-table discussionMonday, March 5th, 2012
On Feb. 7, Chad Frey, director of Messiah College’s Agape Center for Service and Learning, and Hope Hess ‘12, student director of outreach, participated alongside Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney, superintendent of the Harrisburg School District, in a round-table discussion facilitated by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
This is not the first time Messiah has partnered with the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. This past summer, Messiah joined the White House’s Interfaith Campus Community Challenge, which encourages increased student service in the community.
The round-table discussion focused on the role of faith-based organizations and colleges in helping low performing schools and a possible partnership between those organizations and the White House. Since the discussion, the partnership, entitled “Together for Tomorrow,” has been announced by the Obama administration. (more…)