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 relative value of a college degree has never been greater, rates of college success for low-income students remain unchanged over the last several decades. With the launch of its University Partner Initiative in May 2009, the Cristo Rey Network began formalizing strategic relationships with colleges and universities committed to supporting Cristo Rey Network students and schools. The partnership serves as a platform upon which future programs are being built to ensure college success for all Cristo Rey Network students.
As part of its University Partner Initiative, the Cristo Rey Network convened its annual Summit on College Success to share promising practices and programs focused on college success for Cristo Rey Network graduates. In keeping with it mission as a Jesuit, Catholic institution working to expand knowledge in service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith, Marquette University generously hosted the Summit.
Words of Support from University Partners
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