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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.
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.
Today, the World Innovation Summit for Education announced the Cristo Rey Network's Corporate Work Study Program as one of six groundbreaking projects from around the world to win a 2012 WISE Award.
Cristo Rey New York High School was featured in The New Yorker.
Somehow it seems only fitting — two exceptional educational enterprises with shared Jesuit roots working together toward the greater good. In this case, it means providing rare educational opportunities for deserving, low-income minority high school students.
When Notre Dame High School students return to classes, they will have a new principal and, later in September, a new name.
EWTN Live featured Cristo Rey Network Chair Emeritus, John P. Foley, S.J., as a guest on the show.
The American Center for School Choice's board recently appointed Cristo Rey Network President and CEO Rob Birdsell to the Commission on Faith-based Schools. In this role, Rob will ensure that faith-based schools have an opportunity to voice their issues and be recognized for the important role they have in school choice going forward.
Students at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School - a new private, Catholic school for low-income students - got a jump start on the academic year Monday. While their friends slept late, 125 ninth graders reported at 8 a.m. to the social hall of Our Lady of Hope parish on North Broad Street in Logan, to begin a three-week boot camp of classes and discussions that is to prepare them for Cristo Rey's unusual blend of college-prep classes and work-study jobs.
When Cristo Rey Kansas City holds its summer business bootcamp for new high school students, the training goes well beyond learning the importance of a firm handshake and making eye contact when talking.
Zachariah Taylor is the first member of his family to graduate from high school. It wasn't easy, an uphill battle in some ways, but he did it, and is looking forward to his first semester at Avila University this fall. And he's not the only one excited about going to college.
Bill Bennett, one of America's most respected voices on cultural, political, and education issues, interviewed Cristo Rey Network Chair Emeritus John P. Foley, S.J. on his show Morning in America.
The Cristo Rey Network announced today the organization has become a partner of America's Promise Alliance (America's Promise) and will work with them to help reduce the nation's high school dropout rate and ensure that America's children and youth have the resources they need to lead healthy, successful lives.
The Cristo Rey Network was selected as a Regional Winner in the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards, in the Educational Advancement category for the Midwest region. The CLASSY Awards, hosted by StayClassy, is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, recognizing the top charitable achievements around the world. This year, more than 2,400 nominations were submitted for nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, and volunteers. The awards culminate in philanthropy's biggest night, the CLASSY Awards' red carpet award ceremony on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in San Diego, CA.
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