ABOUT THE SCHOOL
LOGAN Hope is a Christ-centered K-8 school that provides rigorous, holistic education for under-resourced students in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are committed to helping individuals and families who struggle daily with the effects of poverty and seek to transform our community by equipping our students for academic success through character and leadership development. To achieve this, we execute three main programs: a Christ-centered K-8 school, an after-school program, and a summer day camp program. All three programs provide rigorous, holistic education for under-resourced students in our neighborhood.
In 1991, Ken and Anita MacBain moved into a declining Philadelphia neighborhood marked by poverty and crime in order to serve an extremely at-risk community of refugees who had escaped the genocide of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The need in this community was staggering. The MacBains ministered to this community in every way they could, including teaching English, providing affordable housing, and running after-school programs and day camps for children. After watching child after child drop out of school and turn to gangs or drug dealing, it became apparent that in order for these children to succeed, there would need to be a school designed to meet their specific needs. LOGAN Hope was officially founded by the MacBains as a non-profit in 2000 with that goal in mind. In 2002, LOGAN Hope School opened its doors to 17 students in Kindergarten to 4th grade. In the years since then, LOGAN Hope School has grown to serve 93 students in grades K-8.
We are committed to CHILDREN. We realize that all children are uniquely created, so children need an education designed for them. Jesus welcomed all children and told us all to do the same.
We are committed to SCHOOL CHOICE. We believe that parents should be able to choose the best school for their child, and that choice shouldn’t be limited based on their zip code, family income, property taxes, race, ethnicity, or religion. We believe that this is a civil right, and will work to see our society embrace this value.
We are committed to REFUGEES and other marginalized people. We see that God favors the alien and the orphan and encourages us to welcome them.
We are committed to PARISH MINISTRY. We recognize that God has placed us in Logan to be His salt and light in this community. Therefore we view our immediate neighborhood as our parish, and our ministries are primarily focused on this neighborhood.
We are committed to INCARNATIONAL ministry. By this we mean that we want to work, serve, and share our lives in the community in which we live. We don't separate our life into sacred and secular components, nor do we separate our life in the school from our life in the community.
We are committed to MULTI-ETHNIC ministry. We celebrate the different racial/ethnic backgrounds and experiences which God has given us. No racial/ethnic group is looked down upon or in any way excluded from the life of the ministry; on the contrary, each culture contributes to the beautiful variety of expressions in our worship, service, and outreach.
We are committed to the DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP. We are training people from this community to take the leadership positions in the school and other ministries.
We are committed to MINISTER AMONG THE POOR. We find that Scripture clearly places God on the side of the poor and oppressed. We never want to lose the "Galilean" direction of Christ, who spent much of His time ministering among the poor, the hopeless, the outcasts, and those rejected by society.
We are committed to HOLISTIC ministry. Our ministries are designed to meet the needs of the whole person. We attempt to address, in addition to the spiritual needs, the physical, educational, emotional, social, employment, legal, housing, and health needs of people.
We are committed to RECONCILIATION and to the tearing down of the walls between people and God and between racial and ethnic groups, economic classes, and men and women.
We are committed to JUSTICE, both personal and structural. We advocate on behalf of those who have been sinned against and harmed by injustices and who often have little or no other recourse.
LOGAN Hope School admits students of any gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
LOGAN Hope provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information or veteran status.
LOGAN Hope reserves the right to hire qualified persons who share the evangelical Christian faith.