Tacoma City Councilmember Mike Lonergan was chosen Aug. 1 to become the new executive director of Christian Brotherhood Academy, a predominantly African-American school located in Tacomas Hilltop neighborhood.
This is a perfect fit, said school board president Ted Stanley, who announced the decision on Tuesday. Mike wants to focus the rest of his career on helping minority children to succeed, and we were searching for the ideal person to take Christian Brotherhood Academy to the next level.
Lonergan has worked with non-profit organizations for the past 20 years — including Salvation Army and Tacoma Rescue Mission. Pastor Ivory Crittendon and his wife Billie have poured their heart and soul into this school for the past 13 years, said Lonergan. Its an honor to come alongside them and set a course for sustainable excellence here.
Christian Brotherhood Academy was founded in 1992 and operated out of rented space in local churches until 1999, when a new facility was built at 2136 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.