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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.
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.
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