New Birth has joined the fight to help save Bennett College for women from closing.
Dr. Jamal Bryant made the announcement on Sunday, while challenging other churches to join the fight.
“New Birth will be donating 12k to Bennett College to keep educating young black woman in this era, Bryant wrote on Instagram. I want to challenge every church to make a donation by February 12th to support them in maintaining accreditation …we can do this!
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted in December to end Bennett’s accreditation, citing major budget deficits over the years. (The school had already been on probation for two years). Now the institution is tasked with coming up with $5 million dollars before a Feb. 1 deadline. If they don’t meet the fiscal goal, Bennett will close.