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The students, faculty and staff of PC(USA) related Racial Ethnic Schools and Colleges are in need of both spiritual and material support. Here are some ways you or your congregation can help.Continue reading
Presbyterian Racial Ethnic Schools and Colleges
The importance of the racial ethnic schools and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is demonstrated in the continuing partnership between the two entities. The institutions have provided quality education to people who have contributed immeasurably to the church at large and to the world. Students are educated for the professions of their choice in an environment which supports and nurtures racial and ethnic heritage. Read more
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How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!—Psalm 133:1
I have enjoyed visiting Presbyterian racial ethnic schools and colleges, and I want to share some of their stories with you. The Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, Texas, was founded in 1911 by the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) under the name of Texas-Mexican Institute. In 1956, the name was changed to Presbyterian Pan American School. Pam Am, as it is called, is an institution that serves primarily Hispanic/Latino-a students, who live south of the U.S. border. Today 100% of the students at this co-educational boarding school continue their education beyond high school and many return to their native countries and become leaders in their multicultural and multilingual communities.
The Menaul School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was founded in 1881 by Presbyterian missionaries as a school for Native Americans. Opening as a boarding school, it became a day school in 2000. Its student body is primarily made up of Hispanic/Latino-a and Native American students. Ten years ago, the school experienced financial challenges and a decline in enrollment. Subsequently, a change in leadership, including a strong board of trustees and strong financial leadership, led to a steady increase in enrollment and a balanced budget. At least 80% of the students at the Menaul School continue their education beyond high school, and it recently returned to providing boarding opportunities for some of its students.
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