Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for The Neighborhood Academy.
The Neighborhood Academy is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and serves as a college preparatory school for disadvantaged youth in the greater Pittsburgh area. For the last three years members of the school have spent several days on the campus of Bethany College during the summer to take classes taught by Bethany College faculty and staff and to have an immersion experience of living on a national liberal arts campus.
Rev. Tom E. Johnson, Jr. co-founder of the Neighborhood Academy received an honorary degree from Bethany College in 2008. More information on the Neighborhood Academy can be found at www.theneighborhoodacademy.org/.