The Cristo Rey Network announced Network school recipients for the organization's New Seats Fund
April 18, 2019 (CHICAGO) – The Cristo Rey Network announced Network school recipients for the organization's New Seats Fund, a $1.25 million investment by the Howley Foundation to support school-specific projects with seed money to achieve target full enrollment goals.
Eight Cristo Rey schools will benefit from this grant for a two-year period beginning July 1, 2019, including:
Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School
Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School
Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School (Chicago)
Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School
Providence Cristo Rey High School (Indianapolis)
Cristo Rey Newark High School
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
San Miguel High School (Tucson)
This new opportunity will allow schools to address either the admissions or Corporate Work Study Program limitations that most significantly inhibit reaching full enrollment. Grantees will participate in respective Best Practice Working Groups that will be comprised of quarterly calls led by the Cristo Rey Network national office.
The Fund will support up to 20 Cristo Rey schools over three years.
About The Howley Foundation:
Nick and Lorie Howley formed the Howley Foundation in 2001, with the intent of helping students, all students, regardless of economic means, receive the best education possible. The Howleys firmly believe that education is one of the most important catalysts to promoting positive change in individuals and society as a whole.
Starting with one student scholarship in a local Cleveland Catholic high school, they have grown the foundation and the Howley Scholars Program to provide meaningful tuition assistance to over 600 scholarship students in two major cities (Cleveland and Philadelphia) and college students around the United States. Historically tuition assistance by HF has been provided primarily for high schools. However, in recent years it has been expanded to include scholarship support and selected program assistance at three major levels of education.