Cristo Rey News
Wouldn't it be great if there were an affordable school in your neighborhood that would enroll your son or daughter, even if he or she were three grades behind? What if that school were college preparatory and nearly all its graduates were accepted to two- and four-year colleges? Suppose it also exposed your high schooler to the world of the white-collar workplace by allowing him or her to work to earn a portion of his or her tuition.
Samford University's most recent issue of "Seasons" magazine profiles the institution's partnership with Holy Family Cristo Rey High School located in Birmingham, AL.
Denzel Kane, a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School - Twin Cities, has worked for Twin Cities Live news program for four years.
The mood is cheerful as seniors in this small calculus class at De La Salle North Catholic High begin a warm-up exercise. They're seeking the integral of x divided by x-squared minus four.
They work fast, cranking out steps that rely on u-substitution and the anti-differentiation rule. Clearly, they find this a cinch.
A whopping 100 percent of Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNYHS) students will go on to attend college. Eighty-four students of the class of 2012 have applied to 932 colleges, or an average of 11 colleges per student. Now in its eighth year, the school has 380 students in grades nine through 12, and 80 percent are Hispanic.
February 23, 2012 - Ever wished you had a view into more careers when you were in high school? Think that seeing what was 'out there' would have changed what you studied in college or if you studied in college? Thomson Reuters has partnered with the Cristo Rey Work Study program to do just that.
NORTH PHILADELPHIA - February 28, 2012 (WPVI) -- 31 students have already been accepted as freshmen at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School.
The new Catholic college prep school is located at Broad and Duncannon streets, the site of the former Holy Child School.
Students at De La Salle North Catholic High School, a member of the Cristo Rey Network in Portland, are beginning to reap the rewards of their community service, effort and longer hours put in both at school and at their corporate internship program jobs. As coveted college scholarships are beginning to be awarded in Portland and even nationally, De La Salle North students are repeatedly on the list.
March 2, 2012 - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, a Cristo Rey Network National University Partner, has launched FirstGenerationStories.org within the past month. Stories profiled include Cristo Rey alumni Chris, Cynthia, and Daniela - graduates of member schools located in Tucson, Chicago, and Waukegan.
The Cristo Rey Network is pleased to announce a $495,371 gift from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. today to support the Cristo Rey Network Capital Projects Fund as well as general operations.
Portland, Oregon, February 13, 2012 -- Students at De La Salle North Catholic High School, a college-prep high school for low-income students in north Portland, are beginning to reap the rewards of their community service, effort and longer hours put in both at school and at their corporate internship program jobs. As coveted college scholarships are beginning to be awarded in Portland and even nationally, De La Salle North students are repeatedly on the list.
Q) What is the mission of the Cristo Rey Network and what benefits are evident from the organization?
A) The Cristo Rey Network empowers thousands of students from underserved lower-income communities to develop their minds and hearts to become lifelong contributors to society. By providing students an extraordinary college-preparatory education and a unique four-year integrated corporate work-study experience, we seek to help transform urban America.
TUCSON - Maci Moreno is a very good basketball player.
But like many students at San Miguel High School, she's also an outstanding juggler, having to handle schoolwork, real work, along with athletics.
Catholic Herald profiles Cristo Rey High School Sacramento.
San Miguel High School, a Catholic, college preparatory school on Tucson's south side, welcomes Dr. Beth Scott as the new Director of the Corporate Internship Program. The Corporate Internship Program places students in job-sharing teams throughout Tucson, where they learn career skills and earn the money that funds their high school education. Dr. Scott began January 3rd.
Chicago, IL – January 24, 2012 – The Cristo Rey Network announced its newest round of University Partners today in keeping with its steadfast commitment that all Cristo Rey Network graduates have access to the academic, social, and financial supports they need to complete a college degree.
WASHINGTON, DC – January 23, 2012 - On Wednesday, January 25th, Rev. John P. Foley will be one of the nine leaders in Catholic education from across the country who will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change for their service to their communities and our nation. These extraordinary individuals have made a significant impact on the students, families, and educators through Catholic schools and universities throughout America. Their innovative ideas and dedication to students and to the wider community, demonstrate the strong commitment to ensuring that every child has an opportunity for greatness.
Immaculate Conception Academy will host its 2nd Annual Women's Business Luncheon on February 2 in downtown San Francisco. The event will feature Betsy Rafael, executive at a major Silicon Valley technology company, as the guest speaker.
Flushing Financial Corporation, the parent holding company for Flushing Savings Bank, FSB (the "Bank"), announced that the Bank donated PCs to the Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School.
CINCINNATI - Dressing professionally can be difficult for teens who may not have the means to pay for it. That is why the non profit agency, Dress for Success, traveled to DePaul Cristo Rey School on Tuesday. The group helps dress women, in this case girls, who need to look professional on the job.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
Two students from Immaculate Conception Academy, a Catholic all-girls high school in San Francisco, participated in a Community Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is the author of The Warmth of Other Sons. The gathering took place at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. Kabria Pitts '12 and Aleyda DeGracia '13 had the chance to go on stage and ask Wilkerson questions about her book, which tells the story of Africa-Americans who migrated from the South to the North-East and West of the United States from 1915-1970 in order to find a better life.
The Boston Pilot featured Cristo Rey Boston in an article about the enrollment rise in Boston Catholic schools.
WQXR Outreach: Learning Music Through Creation | On Thursday afternoons, instead of hopping on the subway or bus and heading to homes in Washington Heights, the South Bronx or Harlem, a dozen teenagers at Cristo Rey High School on East 106th Street, stay after, making music.
San Miguel High School students are further expanding their perspectives and impact through El Otro Lado, a five-day immersion program that connects students to the challenges immigrants face crossing the US-Mexico border. The program explores “the other side” of the line that divides nations—the lives of citizens in Mexico and the perspectives of immigrants who travel north.
The Cristo Rey Network is featured in this year's Morgan Stanley Smith Barney “Gifts for Good” Holiday Catalogue. See page five for the gifts of Cristo Rey. All three investment opportunities are direct investments to students or Cristo Rey schools.
The efforts to provide quality education to the underprivileged was both recognized and praised at the 16th annual Mid-America Education Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
A turnout of more than 300 persons – the second largest crowd in the history of the event – gave standing ovations to four educators and two organizations in the fund-raiser to benefit scholarships for the Endowment Association at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
The WISE meeting was held last week in Doha, the capital of Qatar. I was privileged to be invited to attend and participate in a panel called “Learning from Gamechangers.” We were four panelists: a lady from Ethiopia who founded Whiz Kids Workshop for preschoolers; a man who is a photojournalist for National Geographic and has worked for over 30 years in more than 100 countries, documenting situations in conflicted areas through photography; a clinical psychologist from Kuwait, creator of THE 99, a group of Islamic comic superheroes used to promote tolerance in all its forms; and myself. It was a fascinating experience. I have no idea how they knew about the Cristo Rey Network but it certainly is a tribute to what we have accomplished.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- PwC US today announced the launch of a new program for High School Seniors at Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, Ohio. The program, "Students Today. Leaders Tomorrow." is aimed at helping students build leadership skills through a hands-on experience. PwC has been working with Saint Martin de Porres since 2004, when the firm became a founding sponsor of the school's Corporate Work Study Program.