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UNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Faith-Based
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

16341 South Park AvenueSOUTH HOLLAND, IL 60473 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Empowering a diverse community, united by Christ, to achieve excellence in education for the flourishing of all creation.

Description

UCA has a short but already important history. In 2014, a group of parents and community leaders met to develop a plan for continuing a Christian high school presence in the Lansing/South Holland area because another Christian school was leaving Lansing for a move to St. John, Indiana. What began as a protest to that move quickly became an opportunity to offer Christian education in a redefined and redesigned way. The vision was to provide that education to a diverse community of students-diverse racially, economically, and ecumenically. That vision has been at the forefront of all decisions that have been made to shape UCA.

When UCA opened its doors in 2018, an essential aspect of the vision was to be distinct from and unlike a traditional high school education. We desired, and continue to desire, to seek the flourishing of the broader community. From the Board of Directors, families, and educator leaders, it was clear that God was assembling a group of people committed to this vision for education.

The beginning of UCA’s fourth academic year shows promising signs for the future. We have 82 students enrolled with a waiting list for both 9th and 11th graders. Through the incredible generosity of many donors, we have been able to purchase a 10-acre property, home to a church and a school building. UCA is flourishing, and we eagerly wonder who else God will bring to prosper this mission.

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