A Communication to Cristo Rey Network Friends and Family | March 2023
As Catholic high schools focused on college preparedness and workforce readiness, our Catholic identity and Mission Effectiveness Standards ground us in our shared mission: The Cristo Rey Network of high schools delivers a career focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience and support to and through college. We partner with educators, businesses and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success.
We are pleased to have secured a new partner in our sustained efforts in mission and identity. Today, we announce that Fr. Jim Gartland, SJ will join the national office team as the Cristo Rey Network's Chief Mission and Identity Officer. As Fr. Gartland completes his service as Pastor at St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we are delighted to welcome him back to Cristo Rey!
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Alumni Magazine | Spring Edition
Cristo Rey Network National Alumni Association
In honor of Women's Month, our Alumni Magazine elevates stories of alumnae dedicated to empowering future female leaders. Through Deloitte's partnership and support, Asia Riley (Cristo Rey Columbus '17) and Susana Flores (Cristo Rey Jesuit, Houston '19) are expanding their global footprint and opportunities for impact.
You can also read an exclusive interview with Jesse Jovel (Verbum Dei Jesuit, Los Angeles '08) that commemorates his experiences and reflects upon his continued journey in growing the next generation of leaders as the Vice President of Corporate Work Study at Verbum Dei.
National Tributes Celebrate Elizabeth Goettl's Leadership
For her service and impact on Catholic education at the national level, Elizabeth Goettl will be presented with the C. Albert Koob Merit Award at the upcoming National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) 2023 Convention in Dallas/Irving, TX in April. This honor is bestowed upon individuals and organizations who display the significant virtues of contribution, support, leadership, and development to impact Catholic school education in the United States.
In addition to this recognition, earlier this month we announced that the Cristo Rey Network secured a $5 million matching anonymous gift to propel 2026 strategic priorities and to honor Elizabeth for her bold leadership that has translated into high-impact programming and results.
2023 Annual Meeting: Leadership Without Limits
From April 18-21, we look forward to welcoming more than 300 Cristo Rey Network school leaders to Philadelphia for professional development programming, networking, and best practice sharing. Each year, school leaders from across our network gather together at our Annual Meeting to advance critical initiatives, build cohesion across schools and cohorts, and deepen our collective impact.
Large group joint sessions, informative workshops, and independent cohort work - led by internal and external subject-matter experts - will address real challenges and advance common solutions to strengthen all Cristo Rey schools.
Next month's newsletter will profile highlights from the week.
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