Cristo Rey News
The flooding that devastated the campus of Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School and much of the city of Baton Rouge earlier this month inspired quick responsive action by Cristo Rey schools across the country. The Baton Rouge school officially opened its doors only four days before it was forced to close them indefinitely. As Cristo Rey Baton Rouge moved to temporary quarters, the 31 other Network schools mobilized to support the work of the newest school, challenging each other in creative ways to help raise money to replace lost technology, materials, uniforms, and furniture necessary to equip the school's students and faculty for its first academic year.
Today, the Cristo Rey Network announced that the organization has been selected as the primary charitable beneficiary of the Corporate Cup Celebrity Challenge, LLC. In alignment with National Football League Alumni Association, the Corporate Cup Celebrity Challenge will be the country's first series of televised golf tournaments featuring the best golfers of Fortune 1000 corporations, paired with well known celebrities, competing to win the Corporate Cup Celebrity Challenge.
The Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors has elected W. Nicholas Howley as the organization's Board Chair. Howley succeeds Kevin T. Baine, a nationally recognized First Amendment attorney at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, who will remain a member of the Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors.
Cristo Rey Network announces a three-year $2.4 million gift from the Wilson Sheehan Foundation supporting the launch of College Initiatives 360, a multi-pronged program aimed at increasing college completion by improving match, access, and persistence for Cristo Rey graduates.
Read about the exciting summer plans Cristo Rey students have.
Ariadna Martinez, a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, spoke in front of Pope Francis and Scholas Occurrentes about bullying.
From scholarships to acceptance letters from prestigious universities, members of Cristo Rey's Class of 2016 are achieving great things as they move to and through college.
Through a virtual course, students at Cristo Rey St. Martin are able to take an astronomy class with the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Guy Consolmagno.
Three Cristo Rey schools made The Washington Post's list of America's Most Challenging High Schools.
"Although much remains true to form, Catholic primary and secondary schooling is also exhibiting more entrepreneurialism and energy than it has in decades while at the same time preserving its commitment to the religious formation of boys and girls.
This unexpected blend of old and new is at the heart of what may become the renaissance of Catholic K‒12 education in America."
In "God, Wall Street, and the New Push to Save U.S. Catholic Schools," journalist Tom Moroney explores the motivations for and ways in which the financial world is investing in Catholic education, including Cristo Rey.
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School students marked Black History Month with an inspirational history lesson from Freedom Fighters.
The Cristo Rey Network is pleased to announce the Cristo Rey Howley Scholarship Program, a collaboration with The Howley Family Foundation to award approximately $1 million of supplemental four-year grants to Cristo Rey high school graduates to help ensure that they have the necessary financial resources to graduate from college, prepared for meaningful employment.
Cristo Rey Philadelphia's first class achieves 100% four year college acceptance.
DePaul Cristo Rey High School's work with alumni who are earning their college degrees is profiled.
Daniel R. Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College, wrote about his resolution to walk with change-makers, including Cristo Rey Network.
Cristo Rey Network, Partnership Schools, ACE, and The Seton Blended Learning Network are leading a Catholic school revival.
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report interviewed Cristo Rey Baton Rouge High School President James Llorens, Corporate Partners Sean Reilly and Skip Philips, and Network President & CEO Jane Genster about the new school opening in Fall 2016.
CTK Board Member, Don Wycliff wrote for Notre Dame Magazine, "In a nation riven by racial discord, Christ the King and the Cristo Rey schools model on which its program and operation are based have become for a beacon of hope."