LOGAN Hope Blog
We are blessed to have dedicated, loving, gifted teachers who
are spiritually motivated educators. They are committed,
sacrificial servants who care for our students.They cultivate
character inside and outside of the classroom.
Our teachers are a major factor in the success of LOGAN Hope School.
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Hello, I personally want to ask you to join LOGAN Hope school for Giving Tuesday. My name is Boratha Tan, I am a 2008 graduate of LOGAN Hope. I am the son of Khmer Rouge genocide survivors, and both my brother and I attended LOGAN Hope from 4th grade to 8th grade. My family lived in the Olney neighborhood since the mid-1990s (my parents still live on the same block today). My mother met LOGAN Hope founder’s Anita and Ken MacBain while my mother was learning English in the Logan neighborhood. When she heard that Anita and Ken created a school, she decided to enroll both of us there (and therefore, escape the failing neighborhood school in Olney). Without LOGAN Hope, I know that my brother and I would not have escaped the realities of the failing Philadelphia public schools. I would not have been a multi-scholar at Villanova University, and I would not been given the opportunity to travel to Cambodia and work on an explosive ordnance disposal robot.
I am now an engineer at Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan; I am part of the Electrified Powertrain Engineering Department, the hybrid and electric vehicles arm of the company. As a project manager of a water sustainability endeavor in Mexico, and as a Thirty Under 30 Fellow in Ford (a philanthropic-oriented program), I realize that I am blessed to come this far. None of this, of course, would have been possible if LOGAN Hope was not there. With donors help during the early growth of the school, I was able to escape the cycle of poverty. With your help now, we can continue to lift the LOGAN Hope children out of poverty and poor education. Please join me this Giving Tuesday and donate to LOGAN Hope School.
HAPPY GIVING TUESDAY from
LOGAN Hope School and F.O.C.U.S Youth Network.
I cannot express the importance of supporting a school community like LOGAN Hope, which is so integral in producing “extraordinary individuals”. Growing up in the southwest section of the city, there were not many quality school options, that afforded me not only a strong academic education, but one rooted in a strong Bible-based Christian curriculum. My parents decided to remove me from my community to send me to a private Christian school, The Christian Academy. I didn’t realize it until later in life, but having been afforded those opportunities has shaped the man I am today.
As a 9 year educator, and the Founder/Executive Director of the F.O.C.U.S. (Finding Ourselves Creates Unlimited Success) Youth Network, I have grown to appreciate the importance of faith in education to produce productive members of our community. Our organization provides youth in and outside of the school setting, a chance to experience innovative educational and recreational programs centered around wellness and nutrition education, character development and post-secondary success. Without the years of Christian education behind me, this work would not be possible. I believe, “providing youth with extraordinary experiences will produce extraordinary individuals.” With the support of caring friends, family, and the community, the work that LOGAN Hope does in the Logan community will produce extraordinary individuals, providing extraordinary services, and giving back to the school and community that gave so much to them. Support LOGAN Hope Today!
My introduction to LOGAN Hope was through members of my congregation at St. John’s Anglican Church, who had taken an interest in the work of the school. What has kept me involved are the teachers and staff.
“Wait,” you might say, “don’t you mean the children?” Of course, the school is ultimately about the children! But the teachers and staff are those, who are the instruments of godliness, whom I have gotten to know the best. It is they who exemplify what James calls true religion: caring for orphans and widows in their distress, those who are the most vulnerable in society, the least able to care for themselves.
Some of the children may not recognize God’s hand in their lives through LOGAN Hope until later in life. The teachers, though, are selflessly giving, working harder, and loving the children more than one can imagine day after day! While the children are worrying about an upcoming test, the teachers and staff are constantly aware that souls are at stake, that escaping cycles of poverty and ignorance is the goal of each day’s lesson plan.
Therefore, in a small way, we have the privilege of being part of this ministry of faithful and godly love by being advocates and helpers for the staff and teachers. I am honored to serve them, as they help the children to know Jesus and to grow in His wisdom and knowledge.
- Mark Rudolph
Vice Chair of the LOGAN Hope Board of Directors
and Senior Pastor of St. John’s Anglican Church in Southampton, PA