Rescue Mission-Indiana Wesleyan partnership will stress education

A couple of our First Fridays Fort Wayne speakers were in the news recently!

Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global and The Rescue Mission will work together to expand educational opportunities to mission residents, employees, associates and neighborhood surrounding the ministry.

David Rose, vice president of enrollment and marketing at IWU-National & Global (IWU) and Rev. Donovan A. Coley, Sr., CEO of The Rescue Mission, said that under the agreement IWU will offer a discounted tuition rate for all IWU-National & Global associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as on-site IWU academic programs at the Rescue Mission’s new facility. The Rescue Mission, a faith-based, nonprofit organization providing restorative care to men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Fort Wayne, in 2018 announced plans for a new facility at East Washington Boulevard and Lafayette Street that will serve three times the number of individuals it can accommodate at its current Superior Street location. The project, which includes a 32-bed expansion of the mission’s Charis House shelter for women, is expected to cost about $23 million.

Ground is expected to be broken this spring on the new 325-bed mission, which will house a classroom dedicated to program residents, employees and associates enrolled in IWU-National & Global. The classroom will also be accessible to residents in surrounding neighborhoods who wish to further their education.

“We have had a long history of going to our students rather than asking them to come to us,” Matt Lucas, chancellor at IWU-National & Global, said in a statement.

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