Today, the Cristo Rey Network is pleased to announce a $300,000 grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to support the organization's College Completion Initiative over the next three years. The innovative, evidence-based program will further equip Cristo Rey students with the essential knowledge and skills to successfully enroll and graduate from college with a Bachelor's degree.
The editorial board of the Dallas Morning News recently endorsed the possibility of a Cristo Rey high school opening in the city.
Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, with special guests Mayor Kasim Reed and Archbishop Wilton Gregory, hosted a groundbreaking for the future jesuit high school Monday morning, Sept. 9.
Brendan (B.J.) and Bebe Cassin of Los Altos, Hills, Calif., will receive the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) this year.
Students at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School got an "NFL Draft" type of experience Friday. The school prides itself on its Corporate Work Study Program, which has students in the classroom four days a week, and in the workplace for the fifth.
Cristo Rey Columbus High School opens its doors for students today.
From decades of turning out football and basketball players to now equipping young men for academic excellence, Verbum Dei High School's conversion to a Cristo Rey school is achieving success in both the classroom and the workplace.
Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival, Cristo Rey New York High School President Fr. Joseph Parkes, S.J. was interviewed on NPR's Tell Me More Education Panel and the Aspen Ideas Festival Panel.
The Cristo Rey Network, a national leader in Catholic education reform, announced that its Board of Directors has elected Kevin Baine as the organization's Board Chair, effective today. Baine succeeds Rev. Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., President of Cristo Rey New York High School, who was re-elected to a second term on the Board of Directors.
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.