2013 Summit on College Success
Thank you to College of the Holy Cross for hosting the 2013 Summit on College Success! Over 90 individuals attended the recent event, including Cristo Rey Presidents, college counselors, alumni advisors and ambassadors, as well as many University Partners and scholarship organizations. The Summit identified and shared best practices promoting college success for Cristo Rey graduates.
A key highlight included Cristo Rey Network President, Randy Kurtz, presenting Holy Cross with the Spirit of Cristo Rey Award. Holy Cross has met the full financial aid needs of more than 50 Cristo Rey alumni and has graduated more than a dozen students from the college.
We look forward to meeting next year with more energy and in a new location! Click here to find the presentations and resources shared at this year's summit. Video footage of the keynote and breakout sessions will be posted later this month.
The academic, financial, and socio-cultural challenges facing low-income high school students in their transition to and through college remain formidable and well documented. In keeping with its mission to overcome these obstacles, the Cristo Rey Network launched the University Partner Initiative in 2009 to formalize strategic relationships with colleges and universities committed to expanding its capacity and furthering its mission to “transform urban America, one student at a time” in new, mutually beneficial ways. The initiative seeks to identify, inform, and promote new instituonal supports and programs that ensure college success for Cristo Rey and other low-income students across the country. We are deeply grateful to our 24 National and 22 Supporting Partners who help us realize our mission.
As part of our ongoing commitment to sharing what we learn with our schools and partners, Cristo Rey hosts an annual Summit to showcase promising research, programs, and practices that have enhanced college success for Cristo Rey Network students and alumni. For 2 days we will engage in conversations that will include Cristo Rey high schools, university partners, researchers, and thought partners from the field.