Beauty for Ashes Fund
Our work in anti-human trafficking has grown from a student-led awareness project on campus to a position of leadership in the global movement to end modern day slavery. Today our efforts focus on research, advocacy, curriculum and scholarship. The CJR works with direct service providers, law enforcement, and other movement leaders - and when we talk to survivors - we keep hearing the same message: Survivorrs dream of a college education!
We asked ourselves, "What if we could offer scholarships?" What if we could stand with survivors and support their journey, from victim, to survivor to thriver?
This launched the Beauty for Ashes Scholarship Fund, founded with the belief that an education at a Christian university is a critical long-term investment in the empowerment of survivors of human trafficking.
Aside from a deep faith in Christ and a loving Christian congregation to surround them, there may be no more important long-term intervention for the rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking than the loving, academically challenging and carefully mentored environment of a Christian university education. The Beauty for Ashes Fund places PLNU as an educational leader in the global movement to end modern slavery, and a place of higher learning that stands behind its mission statement, not just for the privileged youth of our culture, but also for the most vulnerable.
The Beauty for Ashes Fund has been established to:
1) Support the education of survivors of human trafficking,
2) Launch many passionate young people into meaningful careers that tackle modern slavery with wisdom and mentorship, and
3) Strengthen the university’s infrastructure to support this level of mentoring.