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Continuing education for North Korea refugees in memory of Frank Ellsworth
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Frank was truly an educator: a professor, dean, and a president of universities. At 36, he became the youngest president to serve the Claremont Colleges at Pitzer. His mission at Pitzer was “to help establish a multicultural educational program and environment that would foster intercultural understanding and respect.”
It is no wonder that Frank would come to care so much about the Mulmangcho program, which serves refugee students from North Korea.
Mulmangcho is a South Korea nonprofit organization to help North Korean refugees and prisoners of the Korean War (POWs) settle down in South Korea who came to the South seeking freedom. Mulmangcho aims to improve the quality of life for North Korean refugees by offering and implementing a variety of support programs related to their education, treatment of post traumatic syndrome while living in North Korea and during their escape, counseling, and adjustment to life in South Korea.
Kirstin, Frank’s daughter, conveyed Frank’s wish for neither a service nor a memorial. She is in full agreement that we honor her father with a show of support for the program he had felt so deeply about.
Frank’s leadership in this education program was crucial. Thus, it is fitting that we remember him by making contributions to the education fund that he had championed with Give2Asia.
Please join us in remembering Frank by continuing his legacy. His leadership will be sorely missed, but we will endeavor to identify and support Mulmangcho students with their educational goals.
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