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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."
PBS NEWSHOUR originally ran this piece on September 24.
The original article "Pope Francis and Venture Capital Are on the Same Page" appeared on on September 24.
Cristo Rey Network schools are celebrating Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States with pilgrimages to Philadelphia, trips to the White House, watch parties, and letter writing campaigns.
The Cristo Rey Network welcomes Kenneth Hutchinson, Director of College Initiatives.
Five Cristo Rey schools organized Draft Day events to celebrate their student workers and Corporate Partners.
Determined to inspire a new generation of Latino STEM leaders, Cisco hired two teams of Cristo Rey San José students through the schools Corporate Work Study Program. With support from Cisco leadership professionals, Cristo Rey San José students are gaining self-confidence and real world experience. The student teams help with events and work on product showcases and web-page development.
DePaul Cristo Rey celebrated the graduation of its first class this week. 48 students walked the stage and accepted their diplomas. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley declared May 31st DePaul Cristo Rey Day in recognition of the historic inaugural commencement.
Come fall, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School will open inside the old St. Florian Parish School at 1215 S. 45th St. in Milwaukee. The Cristo Rey Network is scheduled to have 30 schools across the country in 2015-'16, including new sites in Milwaukee and Dallas.
Today, the Cristo Rey Network is pleased to announce a $250,000 gift from the Wilson Sheehan Foundation to support the Network's College Initiatives programming aimed at improving match, access, and persistence of Cristo Rey graduates at postsecondary institutions.
The Lexington Institute, a public policy think tank headquartered in Arlington, VA that focuses on a range of national topics including education reform, published a report this week profiling the success of the Cristo Rey Network. In addition to sharing our outcomes to date, author Ashley Bateman highlights Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School and its blended learning model.
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD writes about Putting Education to Work and the Cristo Rey model in an article published on the Huffington Post's Education Blog.
Forbes contributor Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. profiles the Cristo Rey Network, the appointment of President-elect Jane Genster, and the new book, Putting Education to Work, published about the growth of the Network.
The Cristo Rey Network announced today that Jane E. Genster, Senior Counselor to the President of Georgetown University, has been appointed President and CEO of the Network, effective November 1, 2014. Ms. Genster will replace John O'Shea, who has served as Interim President since June 2014.
Putting Education to Work shows how any school – religious or secular – can benefit from the Cristo Rey education model. Students graduate with critical thinking skills and the experience needed for college and the workforce, and they also change the way they think about themselves, their education and their futures, allowing them to aspire to something greater. The Cristo Rey story, ultimately, offers a hopeful promise of what young people and determined educators can achieve together.
The Cristo Rey Network announced today that John O'Shea, a member of the Network Board of Directors and a founding Board member of Cristo Rey Jesuit in Houston, has assumed the position of Interim President and CEO of the Network. Mr. O'Shea will replace Randy Kurtz, who has resigned to pursue opportunities in the field of public education.
CBS This Morning profiled our unique model of education in action. Filmed at our flagship school, Cristo Rey Jesuit in Chicago, reporter Dean Reynolds took an inside look at how Cristo Rey students nationwide attain the knowledge and skills to prepare them for success in college and the future workforce.
NPR profiles Detroit Cristo Rey and our innovative national education model that employs students in a real professional job one day a week to earn the majority of their education.
Cristo Rey was prominently profiled in the May 25th issue of Our Sunday Visitor, a national weekly Catholic publication.
Students at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis were nationally highlighted by ABC News for their participation in Noches de Ciencias, a night of science, facilitated by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
Three graduating seniors from De La Salle North Catholic, a Cristo Rey member school in Portland, have recently been named Gates Millennium Scholars.
A Jesuit high school is scheduled to open in fall 2015 in West Milwaukee with 100 students as the Cristo Rey Network comes to the area with support of Marquette University and 28 businesses.
Jay Mathews, a reporter from the The Washington Post, includes five Cristo Rey schools on his list of America's most challenging high schools.
The push to expand the Cristo Rey Network to Milwaukee has gained momentum with a $2 million grant from The Burke Foundation.
As a recipient of the WISE Award, the Cristo Rey Network has been profiled by the Skoll World Forum as one of today's leading thinkers and innovators in education.
The blessings of a college education often come with the curse of tens of thousands in loans. Catholic colleges are helping students get their degrees without getting buried deep in debt. Oscar Sweeten-Lopez, the director of the Dell Scholars Program, shares that some Cristo Rey students are recipients of the Dell Scholars Program to help them fund college.
The Cristo Rey Network, a national leader in Catholic education reform, today announced the appointment of Thomas E. O'Connor to the organization's Board of Directors. A strong supporter of inner-city Catholic education, O'Connor brings 30 years of business and philanthropic experience to Cristo Rey.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, highlights the Cristo Rey Network in his National Review op-ed.
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.
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