Cristo Rey News
Mitzi Terese Infante was surprised to learn she was the receipt of a $99,400 scholarship to the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday morning at her high school, Christo Rey Kansas City.
Janet Shock is director of the corporate internship program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a private college prep program with a kick — a corporate internship program. Our students are from disadvantaged ...
A national network of Catholic high schools that caters to low-income students - and has a track record of getting many of them to college - is eyeing Milwaukee as an expansion site, with help from Marquette University and the Bradley Foundation.
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.
With demanding academics and an innovative work-study program, Cristo Rey Catholic schools have thrived, sending thousands of disadvantaged students to college and creating a new and sustainable model of Catholic education.
Something magical is happening at De La Salle North Catholic High, a private school in North Portland that serves mostly lower-income and minority students. It involves 15 teenagers taking Advanced Placement calculus -- kids who might otherwise be asked to master only the state minimums in math.
A big disconnect in high school is, 'What are we learning this for?'" says Michael Odiotti, Principal of St. Martin de Porres High School. "Here, they're learning chemistry and working at Abbott. They see chemists working. Combining the world of work and the world of school has a lot of power."
In Houston and across the country, the cry for education reform has been buttressed by evidence of an academic achievement gap for low-income and minority children - data showing lower test scores, lower high school graduation rates, lower levels of college readiness and, tragically, lower expectations and leveled aspirations.
Faced with the prospect of Catholic schools closing, a Jesuit priest in Chicago has come up with an inspired solution. The students fund their education through working one day a week via the Cristo Rey Work Study Programme. Now there are 24 schools using the project.
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.