From New York to LA, 23 of 25 Cristo Rey schools are celebrating the spirit of graduation. Commencements nation-wide are recognizing the commitment and academic achievement of 1,241 seniors, all of whom have overcome adversities related poverty.
Four years after opening its doors in Southeast Houston and welcoming a class of economically disadvantaged freshmen students, Cristo Rey Jesuit will host its first graduation on Saturday, June 1st at Bayou Music Center. This day will be a historic event not only for the Cristo Rey Jesuit graduating class, many of whom will be the first in their families to head to college, but also for the city, as the school is preparing its students to be active members of the Houston workforce and community.
In fall 2012, the Cristo Rey Network was named the National Winner of Educational Advancement at the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. StayClassy once again recognizes the organization's impact and future scale in its most recent blog post Lessons in Scale from Cristo Rey.
Today, the Cristo Rey Network is pleased to announce a $500,000 gift from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. to support the Cristo Rey Network Capital Projects Fund.
The Cristo Rey Network, a national leader in Catholic education reform, announced that its Board of Directors has elected Randy Kurtz as the organization's president and chief executive officer, effective today. Kurtz, who succeeds Interim President Rev. Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., brings more than three decades of experience to his new role. Most recently, he was head of Midwest Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank.
The Washington Post's Jay Mathews has ranked five Cristo Rey Network high schools among the country's 41 most challenging private schools, using Mathews' index score.
During the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cristo Rey Network, Preston Kendall received the Founders' Award for founding the Corporate Work Study Program in 1996 and for his many years of exceptional service to the Cristo Rey Network.
Cristo Rey Network member schools sponsored and endorsed by the Society of Jesus celebrate and respond to local media about the recent election of the first Jesuit Pope, Francis I.
The Daily Record has named Fr. John Swope, S.J., President of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Baltimore, to its list of "Influential Marylanders" for 2013.
The Washington Post featured the Cristo Rey Network education model in a recent article When new ideas pay off for everyone, published in the Local Living section.
With his take-no-prisoners charm, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warmed up a crowd of Chicago business executives last week to support two Jesuit high schools on the city's West and South sides.
The Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors have recently announced the resignation of the organization's President and CEO, Robert Birdsell. Birdsell will become the Chief Executive Officer at The Alain Locke Initiative, effective December 1, 2012.
The 4th Annual CLASSY Awards announced today the winners of sixteen prestigious categories of philanthropic accolades from their recent ceremony. The Cristo Rey was honored as a winner in the Educational Advancement category. As the largest philanthropic award ceremony in the country, the CLASSY Awards received thousands of votes for more than 2,400 nominees representing the most outstanding philanthropic achievements by charities, businesses and individuals nationwide.