William Jessup University and World Vision U.S. are partnering to create new opportunities for leadership development and providing more extensive resources for children in need, students and churches. The initiative is the first ever of its kind to partner World Vision’s U.S. operations with an educational institution. “As a university, we strive to prepare our students to be ‘world changers’ who are equipped to respond to the numerous social injustice issues of our time,” said Dr. John Jackson, president of William Jessup University. “This partnership is one of a series William Jessup University will establish to gain greater Kingdom impact for children, students and churches. By joining forces with leaders and churches, we can make a significant difference by connecting our strengths to communicate better awareness of these ongoing human tragedies.” As part of the partnership, the university’s Chapel programs will highlight opportunities for student involvement with social injustice issues, in addition to specialized coursework for students in specific programs of study such as Public Policy or Intercultural Communications. Students involved in Jessup’s University Choir music program will also share their involvement with the developing program as they travel to different venues. Dr. Jackson said the university is working to develop similar partnerships with other organizations. World Vision and WJU are working to select a country of focus with plans to organize a pastor’s vision trip highlighting the dire need many people face throughout the developing countries of the world. World Vision also plans to offer a select number of summer internships to Jessup students providing firsthand experience designed to further educate them about the humanitarian issues served by the global organization. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.