CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
NEW MEXICO CHRISTIAN HOME
The project, Hope Haven, will offer families the opportunity to live rent- and utility-free in one of its 34 two- or three-bedroom apartments. Parents will have the opportunity to pursue a college degree or get ahead financially while working.
The project is expected to take five to eight years to complete and cost $5 million.
HIGHER EDUCATION ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
ABILENE, Texas — ACU
plans to expand its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with a new campus and graduate programs.
“The Metroplex expansion is part of a strategic plan to diversify and extend ACU’s reach,” President Phil Schubert said. “It allows us to serve a greater number of students who are seeking online and graduate degrees, particularly those students who want a degree from a Christian perspective.”
The search for a site is ongoing. Two new positions have been created: Stephen Johnson, vice president of academic affairs for ACU Dallas, will move to the Metroplex to lead the new site alongside Jay Goin, executive vice president for ACU Dallas.
Already, the university operates “ACU at CitySquare
” in downtown Dallas. That program allows undergraduate and graduate students to apply their learning in real-life situations, an ACU news release said.
Students’ efforts to solve problems associated with poverty in urban settings while working alongside staff for the nonprofit CitySquare organization — formerly known as Central Dallas Ministries — earned a global Design for Change award.
K-12 CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS WESTBURY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Both the school’s basketball teams advanced to the state’s final four in their classification — with the boys winning their third straight championship and the girls earning state runner-up honors after a tough loss.
Immediately after returning to Houston from the state tournament, eight of the student-athletes joined 22 classmates and faculty and staff chaperones on Westbury’s annual spring break mission trip to Oklahoma City.
The group hosted a Vacation Bible School-style week of activities to serve and share the love of God with inner-city children and other neighbors of the Capitol Hill Church of Christ.