Cristo Rey News
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.
The Lexington Institute publishes new report that examines enhancing the Catholic mission with data, blended learning, and other best practices From top charter schools.
Jim Foley chokes up when he remembers the night he and his wife discussed whether he'd leave a 35-year law career to help start a Catholic high school for underprivileged kids in central Ohio.
The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Thursday that it had awarded $3.8 million in grants to support successful district, charter, and private schools.
Too many school systems, too many charter management organizations, and far too many educational entrepreneurs are looking to philanthropy to sustain their broken business models. It should be the other way around: Schools should seek new ways to contribute to the economy.
BOSTON, MA, Jun 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Longfellow Benefits has joined Cristo Rey Boston High School's work-study program. The Boston-based employee benefits brokerage and consultancy will employ Cristo Rey students this summer and during the coming school year.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel designated a job at City Hall for students from Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School who work during the school year to help cover the cost of their tuition.
News crews coast to coast have captured the spirit of several Cristo Rey schools' graduation ceremonies for the class of 2012.
Jay Mathews, a reporter from the The Washington Post, includes five Cristo Rey schools on his list of America's most challenging high schools. Congratulations to Cristo Rey Boston High School; Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago); Notre Dame High School; Immaculate Conception Academy; and St. Martin de Porres High School (Waukegan).
100% of the seniors at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School are heading to college.
John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, highlights the Cristo Rey Network in his recent Washington Post op-ed about the separation of church and state.
There are few visible similarities between Kristian Hampton and flowers, yet they share the ability to blossom and spread beauty. At age 18, Hampton, a senior at Christ the King (CTK) Jesuit College Prep, has written "a few" books he personally "doesn't think are all that good" and filled sketchbooks with images influenced by his love for the Japanese animation style of anime. He writes "any kind of realistic fiction, short stories - it's one of those things that I like to do in my spare time."
It's not uncommon for parents and educators to encourage students to think of their school responsibilities as their job. Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston takes that analogy a bit more literally.
The academic, social, and economic challenges facing low-income high school graduates in their transition to and through college remain formidable and well documented. Though the value of a college degree has never been greater, rates of college success for low-income students remain virtually unchanged over the last several decades – in 2008, the college attainment rates of low-income Americans stood at 10 percent.
NBC Bay Area highlights the amazing efforts of the students, faculty, staff, and Dominican Sisters to convert Immaculate Conception Academy into a member school of the Cristo Rey Network.
Regis University, a Cristo Rey Network Supporting University Partner, profiles its extraordinary partnership with Arrupe Jesuit High School, a Cristo Rey member school located in Denver.
To help you better understand the impact of Cristo Rey Jesuit H.S., I'd like to share the story of senior and Robbinsdale resident Kiara Clark. Recently, I sat down with Kiara to get a better understanding of how Cristo Rey Jesuit H. S. has changed her life. First, rewind four years ago. Kiara was attending a public school in Robbinsdale and, as she puts it, "getting into a lot of trouble."
At Cristo Rey Boston, a Catholic high school in Dorchester that serves economically disadvantaged students, there was a Signing Day of a different sort last night as five academic all-stars announced the colleges they'll be attending next fall to great fanfare. They were sought after just as elite athletes are, each receiving offers from an average of eight colleges, including MIT, Jesuit schools and top state universities.
Immaculate Conception Academy students will have their model bridge displayed at the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th Anniversary Celebration after taking first place and Best Overall in city-wide competition.
Today the Cristo Rey Network announced that the Walton Family Foundation is investing $1.6 million in Cristo Rey with the goal of doubling the number of member schools across the country. In addition to this investment, the Foundation will be providing access to start up grants to new Cristo Rey schools.
WAUKEGAN — St. Martin de Porres High School was recently recognized for its efforts toward its low-income students when it was named as a School That Can, according to Principal Michael Odiotti.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Senior Hugo Cazares is leading a special class Tuesday and helping his fellow students make beautiful music. But instead of using real instruments, they are tapping into their musical skills using only an iPad.