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Cristo Rey Network Annual Report 2010

Who We Are, What We Do The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 24 quality, college preparatory high schools in 19 urban markets. Our schools serve exclusively low-income students throughout America. Today we are educating 6,500 students and will soon be reaching more than 10,000 young people who otherwise would not have access to a quality, college preparatory education. This past year, 100% of the schools’ senior class was accepted into college. Our mission is clear – college success for Cristo Rey Network students. Member schools utilize a rigorous academic model, supported with effective instruction, to prepare students with a broad range of academic abilities for college. Cristo Rey Network schools employ an innovative, entrepreneurial Corporate Work Study Program that provides students with real world work experiences. Every student in a Cristo Rey school works five full days a month to fund the majority of his or her education, gain real world job experience, grow in self-confidence, and realize the relevance of his or her education. Students work at law firms, banks, hospitals, universities, and other professional corporate partners. Last school year, Cristo Rey Network students earned $30 million to make their education possible. While we do not claim to be a panacea to the woeful state of American urban education, Cristo Rey schools are succeeding. Our schools demonstrate a model of sustainability that will allow the Cristo Rey Network to serve youth with limited educational options for years to come. Critical to the success of our schools are the start-up and ongoing support services provided by the Cristo Rey Network national office. The national office ensures the quality of the schools in operation and in development through:

• Providing data-driven teacher and principal supports to increase student achievement • Optimizing the effectiveness of the Corporate Work Study Programs • Coordinating and conducting Mission Effectiveness Reviews • Monitoring the progress of graduates of Network schools while they are in college • Working with community groups in targeted cities to create more Cristo Rey Network schools • Promoting ongoing spiritual formation • Fostering the sharing of best practices • Offering professional development and training • Seeking funding and resources

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Photo | Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Baltimore, Maryland

Mission Effectiveness Standards A Cristo Rey Network school shall meet the following standards. The school: 1. Is explicitly Catholic in mission and enjoys Church approval. 2. Serves only economically disadvantaged students. The school is open to students of various faiths and cultures, and is culturally sensitive and community-based. 3. Is family centered and plays an active role in the local community. 4. Is accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association. It has a college preparatory curriculum designed for a high level of student engagement in their learning. 5. Requires participation by all students in the work-study program. All students must be 14 years old on or before September 1st or the first official day of work, whichever comes later. 6. Seeks to integrate the learning present in its work program, classroom and extracurricular experiences for the fullest benefit of its student workers. 7. Has an effective administrative structure - normally including positions such as a separate President, Principal, CWSP Director, and Development Director - and a Board structure that includes religious, education, community, business and civic leaders; complies with all applicable state and federal laws, including immigration, labor and not-for-profit tax laws. 8. Is financially sound. At full enrollment, the school is primarily dependent on revenue from the work-study program to meet operating expenses. In addition, the school maintains a comprehensive advancement program to ensure financial stability. 9. Seeks to understand, assure, and improve how and how well its students learn and grow. 10. Is an active participant in the collaboration, support, and development of the Cristo Rey Network.

“Thanks to their commitment to high quality education and their innovative Corporate Work Study Program, each Cristo Rey Network school is addressing one of the most challenging issues of education, and that is our nation’s dropout crisis.” - Laura Bush, Former First Lady

From the Executive Chair and President Dear Friends, Against many odds, the Cristo Rey Network continues to grow and flourish. Those of us who see the work from the inside understand the many obstacles to be overcome to ensure that we serve the students entrusted to us in the best way possible. Today every Network school is working hard to become stronger in order that so many young men and women can become all that God meant them to be. Last school year, nearly 6,000 students were enrolled in the 24 Cristo Rey Network high schools across the country. These students, who otherwise would not have had access to a Catholic, college preparatory education, now have hope not only to attend college, but to succeed in a career that will help them break the cycle of poverty in which they are caught and build a bright future for themselves, their families and their communities. We are pleased to share with you the 2010 Annual Report which details how the Network is achieving its goals. Since 1990, more than 2,000 Catholic schools have closed all across America; in a very real sense the schools of the Cristo Rey Network are a hopeful alternative to that tremendous loss. With the help of all those who support us, we continue the tradition of the Church in educating those most in need. The work of the Cristo Rey Network is really a ministry. We are about Christ’s work in urban America. Everything we do is a concrete expression of God saving His people once again. Gratefully in Cristo Rey,

John P. Foley, S.J. Executive Chair of the Board

Robert J. Birdsell President & CEO

Photo | Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory High School, Houston, Texas


2009-2010 Year in Review In fall 2009, the Cristo Rey Network welcomed Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory High School in Houston, Texas and Immaculate Conception Academy in San Francisco, California as member schools. The Cristo Rey Network was profiled in the following national media outlets: Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Los Angles Times, Time magazine, American RadioWorks, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, Company magazine, US Catholic, and Philanthropy Roundtable’s Saving America’s Urban Catholic Schools: A Guide for Donors. As a national voice and leader in the movement of education reform, the Cristo Rey Network became an active coalition member of America Forward, comprised of social entrepreneurs and high-impact organizations. In addition, the Network was invited to speak at several events:

• President and CEO Robert J. Birdsell was a panelist at the Yale School of Management (SOM) Education Leadership Conference titled “Racing to the Top.” • Harvard Business School Club of Boston welcomed Vice President Mission Effectiveness Robert M. Mooney as one of three Harvard MBA alumni to participate on the panel, Leading between the Lines: How Partnerships with Business are Transforming American Education. • Executive Chair John P. Foley, S.J. was part of a discussion addressing Education in the Americas with the education department at the University of Pennsylvania. Representatives from Venezuela, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Nicaragua, and the United States, just to name a few, convened to share ideas about what can be done to assist and advance education in the Americas. • Chief Academic Officer Elizabeth Goettl was a panelist on Exploring Entrepreneurship: Innovations in the Midwest Education Industry, presented by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

The Cristo Rey Network’s Director of Postsecondary Initiatives, Chris Broughton, was invited by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to share his work with National Student Clearinghouse as part of a groundbreaking convening of high-performing Charter Management Organizations (CMOs). The convening gathered representatives from 19 CMOs, serving nearly 100,000 students across 29 states, for a focused conversation about how to best identify and scale examples of student supports to facilitate college completion. The Cristo Rey Network has since received a planning grant from the Gates Foundation for Chris to foster ongoing collaboration across this group and spearhead the development of a best-in-class alumni tracking and support platform that will integrate quantitative and qualitative data on alumni to provide Network school leaders with a more robust system for tracking and supporting their alumni through college. 6

Photo | Top: Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco, California Right: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Chicago, Illinois

Facts and Figures for 2010-2011 Reflecting the Cristo Rey Network as of October 1, 2010


students nation-wide


Corporate Work Study jobs


graduates accepted to a 2 or 4 year college


average computers for student use per school


Cristo Rey Network Schools


revenue from Corporate Work Study contracts


National University Partners


students of color


average daily work attendance

$36,000 average family income

A current Junior at Detroit Cristo Rey High School, Class of 2012

“Upon coming to Detroit Cristo Rey High School in August of 2008, I knew that this first step would somehow put my classmates and me in a ‘class’ of our own, learning the business ethics that would be needed for my future. But this all wouldn’t be possible without the Cristo Rey Network. Every experience I’ve gained being here at Detroit Cristo Rey High School has been life changing, and each experience has set me to a path of success. Whether it is talking to potential job sponsors, recruiting middle school students for our freshman grade level, or filming videos for Best Buy’s @15 Initiative, the Cristo Rey Network is a large family of people who care about my success in this life, and I am more than happy to be a part of it.” Jasmine was selected as one of two Cristo Rey Network students to participate in a pilot video project, “My Education, My Job, My Success,” in partnership with Best Buy’s @15 Initiative and generous support from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc. Over the course of four months, Jasmine documented how she lives her life at 15, learns from her job and school, loves her family and community, and also serves as a leader in her environment. Visit to watch the videos of how the Cristo Rey Network is impacting her life. After graduation from Detroit Cristo Rey High School, Jasmine aspires to further her education at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan where she would like to study Astronomy, Journalism, World Religions, and Musical Performance, just to name a few. After completing graduate school, Jasmine hopes to pursue a career in Astronomical Engineering and potentially Astronaut training. Her dream is to work in Mission Control, with technology like the Hubble Telescope, and find “greener” alternatives to space travel. 8

Photo | Jasmine Kendrick

A 2010 Graduate of St. Martin de Porres High School in Waukegan, Illinois Currently a Freshman enrolled at Boston College

“St. Martin de Porres High School equipped me with knowledge, skills and unique ideas that will allow me to thrive. My teachers challenged my intellectual curiosity, my administrators challenged me to become an ethical leader, and the Corporate Work Study Program taught me that hard work pays off. These experiences have educated me beyond being able to understand a text book. I am able to understand the magnitude of being work prepared and being able to serve others. Before St. Martin de Porres, I was a student; I am now a scholar.”

During Octavio’s senior year at St. Martin de Porres High School, he enjoyed “a truly amazing and spectacular opportunity” with the Chicago Botanic Garden, a Corporate Work Study position financially sponsored by HSBC North America. His responsibilities varied, including removing achenes from the species Echinacea angustifolia, randomizing and scanning the achenes, as well as entering data into a database. The rigorous environment of St. Martin de Porres High School enabled Octavio to thrive. As a result, he was awarded the Discover Scholarship and named a Gates Millennium Scholar. These scholarships provided funding for Octavio to attend any U.S. accredited college or university of his choice. After considering offers from several competitive post-secondary institutions, Octavio selected Boston College, where he is not only enrolled as a freshman, but one of 20 freshman students accepted into the highly selective Shaw Leadership Program. The program is a unique, four-year opportunity run through the Office of Residential Life for highly motivated and accomplished incoming freshmen from around the country and the world. As a first-year Shaw Leader, Octavio resides in the Shaw House on Upper Campus, attends weekly seminars given by influential student leaders, professors, and University administrators, implements service projects on campus, and participates in regular community service activities in the greater Boston community.

Photo | Octavio Brindis


Educational Enrichment Initiative CollegeReady Curriculum

To ensure that the Network is continuously improving towards fulfillment of its mission, the Educational Enrichment Initiative (EEI) was launched in the spring of 2009. The Initiative is an ambitious plan to develop a Network-wide college-ready curriculum and a set of teacher and principal supports to increase student achievement and ensure college readiness for all students. This initiative is aimed at raising the bar and closing the gap of underachievement which is too often typical of youth from low-income families. The Network’s EEI team is in its second year of providing a set of supports to schools to implement a rigorous, collegeready curriculum and to increase teacher effectiveness, so that every Cristo Rey Network graduate is prepared for college success.

Student Learning

Universities across the country suggest that the most important indicator of a student’s potential success in entry-level college coursework is the rigor of high school coursework. Accordingly, the EEI curriculum design team (comprised of teachers and principals from Network schools) focused its first efforts on the creation of a rigorous, college-ready curriculum. Three elements of this curriculum – Teacher Assessment the course requirements, the clear standards outlining what students will know and Effectiveness be able to do at the end of each course, and the level of rigor within each course – for Learning were designed to maximize students’ college preparedness. The draft curriculum was field-tested during the 2009-2010 school-year and refined during summer 2010, with the English and math curricula aligning closely with the newly created U.S. Common Core. Common curriculum-aligned end-of-course assessments allow us to gauge student achievement. At the same time, the schools incorporated the ACT EPAS tests over four years, enabling us to measure students’ college readiness relative to college-ready benchmarks. Throughout the 2010-2011 school-year, the Network Center EEI team is supporting the Network’s college and work readiness agenda, collaborating with school principals and teacher teams in implementing the college-ready curriculum and increasing teacher effectiveness. The Team provides critical ongoing support throughout the implementation process through school site visits, monthly conference calls, and principal mentoring.


Photo | De La Salle North Catholic High School, Portland, Oregon; Photographer | Steve Hambuchen

“The Educational Enrichment Initiative has transformed Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Our school community is now at a place where students, teachers and families are collaborating positively to ensure our students demonstrate each standard for graduation and greater success in life.� - Jeb Meyers, Principal, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Twin Cities

The Cristo Rey Network’s agreement with the United States Department of Labor, Hour and Wage Division enables our students to participate in the Corporate Work Study Program.

Corporate Work Study Program To optimize the effectiveness of the schools’ Corporate Work Study Programs and support them with particular finance, job or enrollment issues, our national Corporate Work Study Program office works closely with the schools through annual convenings, monthly conference calls, and day-to-day support. Last year, Network schools secured 1,500 work study jobs. Generous support from the GHR Foundation made possible the Cristo Rey Network’s launch of the Cross Selling Initiative in the fall of 2009 to identify and capitalize on existing relationships at schools in leveraging jobs for schools in other cities. Through collaboration of Network staff with MBA interns and the schools’ Corporate Work Study Directors, the Cross Selling Initiative is leading to more positive conversations at companies, solidifying requests and “closing” job opportunities. The outcomes thus far have exceeded our expectations. The initial goal of the Cross Selling Initiative was to create ten new jobs across the Network. As of October 1, 2010, 25 jobs have been acquired using various methods of the Cross Selling Initiative, generating $625,000 in revenue. This success is a result of the on-site implementation efforts and professional development trainings provided by the Network’s national office to the schools’ Corporate Work Study Directors and staff. As we continue to strengthen this new, cutting-edge program, thousands of students each year are discovering hope for a promising future in a career that will enable them to bring prosperity to their families and communities.

A special thank you to our National Corporate Partners:

We also wish to thank the following companies and organizations that employ Cristo Rey Network students in three or more cities: Advocate Hospitals American Red Cross Bank of the West Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Brookfield Properties Catholic Charities

Deloitte LLP Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Ernst &Young Grant Thornton LLC HDR, Inc. Jones Day LLP

JPMorgan Chase and Co. Kaiser Permanente KPMG Pitney Bowes PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Robert W. Baird & Co.

Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP United Way US Bank Wells Fargo Winston & Strawn LLP YMCA

Photo | Christ the King Preparatory High School, Newark, New Jersey


2009-2010 School

Serving San Francisco’s Mission District since 1883, Immaculate Conception Academy opened as a Cristo Rey Network school.

American RadioWorks produced a documentary, “Workplace U,” featuring Holy Family Cristo Rey High School in Birmingham. A subsequent piece was profiled on Marketplace in March. Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Washington D.C. began a building expansion and renovation project.

The classrooms within the 100-year-old buildings that house Saint Martin de Porres High School in Waukegan received cutting-edge SMART Boards to enhance student learning.



Christ the King College Preparatory Chicago’s west side opened and de a new state-of-the art school buildin





Cristo Rey Jesuit High S hosted the Hesburgh Le the moral formation of yo

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory High School of Houston opened its doors and students boarded the bus for their first day of work. Students of Arrupe Jesuit High School in Denver won the 2009 Regional Youth Entrepreneurial BizFest Competition.

The National Association of Se Principals (NASSP) selected S School in Tucson as one of ten Foundation Breakthrough Scho

26 teachers and administrators at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore “shadowed” students in the offices of its work study sponsors during the school’s first “Take Your Teacher to Work Day.”

hool Year in Review Students of Cristo Rey Boston High School and St. Peter Claver High School in Omaha hosted fundraisers to assist in Haiti relief efforts.

Cristo Rey New York High School implemented a Student Needs Assessment Team (SNAT), resulting in a 16% increase of freshmen and 13% increase of sophomores on the honor roll, compared to last year’s third marking period.

Main Street meets Wall Street: Lourdes Academy High School (Brooklyn) was one of three schools selected in New York City to participate in the Deloitte Academy: School to Work Day.

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Members of the Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles) Robotics Club participated in the first national Robotics competition, which promotes careers in engineering and math, and were awarded the 2010 Team Spirit Award.

ciation of Secondary School ) selected San Miguel High as one of ten 2010 MetLife hrough Schools.

The last De La Salle North Catholic class to have started school in the original location (old Queen of Peace Parish school) graduated with 46 seniors.




esuit High School Twin Cities Hesburgh Lecture of 2009 about rmation of young people.

Notre Dame High School (Lawrence) received a grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries to expand the fiction and non-fiction book collections in the school library.

june Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago opened its newly renovated chapel.

Students of Christ the King Preparatory High School in Newark and Detroit Cristo Rey High School were selected to document their lives as Cristo Rey Network students for Best Buy’s @15 campaign.

Cristo Rey Kansas City High School and Cristo Rey High School Sacramento celebrated a100% college acceptance rate for the schools’ first graduating classes.

Angileece Williams, a Junior at Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, won first place in the national Scenarios USA screenwriting contest. She received recognition by Cleveland’s Mayor Frank Jackson, and her story is being produced into a screenplay by a Hollywood director and writing team.

Three years after opening its doors, Providence Cristo Rey High School sent off its first group of graduates.

Postsecondary Initiatives University Partners 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 value of a college degree has never been greater, rates of college success for low-income students remain unchanged over the last several decades. Only one in ten low-income students that begin high school complete a postsecondary degree by age 24. With the launch of the 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. The Director of Postsecondary Initiatives works closely with university partners to develop and refine a holistic model of support to ensure all students’ academic, social, and economic needs are being addressed. In July 2010 the Network convened more than 50 partner colleges and supporting organizations to participate in its annual Summit on Postsecondary Success to share promising practices and new programs focused on college success for Cristo Rey Network graduates. Keynote addresses were delivered by David Kalsbeek, Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing at DePaul University, and Don Hossler, Executive Director of the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University. To learn more about existing partner programs, visit the Cristo Rey Network Postsecondary Initiatives’ webpage.

A number of universities have distinguished themselves as National Partners. In addition to their outreach to Cristo Rey Network schools and students, these partners have invested directly in the Cristo Rey Network to advance its mission and impact. Georgetown University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Marquette University

College of Saint Benedict College of the Holy Cross Creighton University DePaul University

Pine Manor College Saint John’s University Saint Mary’s College

St. Thomas University Villanova University Xavier University

Supporting Partners are comprised of institutions that have made a special effort to reach out to Cristo Rey Network students and school leaders through the development of new support programs and scholarships on their campuses. Bentley University Dominican University Fairfield University


Fordham University Rockhurst University Saint Peter’s College

Santa Clara University University of Saint Mary

University of San Francisco Wesleyan University

Photo | Loyola University President Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. with Cristo Rey Network Alumni

For the Class of 2008, more than 84% of our graduates have enrolled in college. This represents almost twice the national average for students from the same socioeconomic background as our students. Alumni Data Tracking , objective data on our alumni to monitor their postsecondary progress to and through college. To effectively address this need, the Cristo Rey Network developed a strategic partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse over the last year by implementing its new StudentTracker reports. The partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse has provided Network school leaders with a renewed focus on postsecondary outcomes and a greater awareness of the challenges alumni face as they transition to and through college. The Clearinghouse StudentTracker Service has laid a strong foundation for better understanding our students’ needs and how we can work with University Partners to address them. The Cristo Rey Network leads its member schools in the tracking of their alumni through its partnership with the Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse StudentTracker service empowers the Cristo Rey Network Network and its schools to follow the number of graduates who enroll, persist and graduate with a postsecondary degree. This service allows the Network to more accurately gauge how well it is achieving its mission.

Cristo Rey Network High School Graduate Projections

Total Network Graduates Source: Actual graduate history and graduate projections for from the 2009-2010 Cristo Rey Network Statistical Directory.


Spirit of Cristo Rey Award The Cristo Rey Network proudly presented the inaugural Spirit of Cristo Rey Award to DePaul University for its continued commitment to and identification with the mission of the Cristo Rey Network. Over the past few years, DePaul University has directly invested in and supported the Cristo Rey Network in the following ways:

• Provides office space at a significantly reduced rate • Refurbished the Network’s office space at no cost to the Cristo Rey Network • Provided meals and meeting space for Cristo Rey Network schools and university partners as the hosting partner for the 2009 & 2010 Summit on Postsecondary Success • Employed a team of Cristo Rey students at the University • Hosted a professional development conference for Cristo Rey Network Admission Directors to share best practices on enrollment management

The entire team at DePaul University, from the President to the building manager at the Network office, has provided the staff of the Cristo Rey Network with access, collegiality and counsel that have allowed the Network to grow and develop as an organization. More than 45 Cristo Rey Network graduates have attended DePaul University over the past decade.

Photo | DePaul University President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. and Cristo Rey Network President Robert J. Birdsell

Holy Family Cristo Rey study work achieve succeed

Baltimore, Maryland A Member School Since 2007 Sponsored by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus Student Enrollment: 310 President: Rev. John W. Swope, S.J. (410) 727-3255 |

“When I first came to Cristo Rey Jesuit, I thought to myself, ‘How will I ever be able to thrive in this school?’ Look at me now! I hold the record for the most community service hours in the school to date. I have grown so much as a person and can proudly say that I am a valued member of society and of this school.” - Xavier Cole, Class of 2011

Birmingham, Alabama A Member School Since 2007 Sponsored by the Congregation of the Passion - Holy Cross Province; Endorsed by the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus Student Enrollment: 172 President: Rev. Alex Steinmiller (205) 781-3860 |

“Cristo Rey opened my eyes to new opportunities that I did not think were possible. Taking on each new challenge has become a personal commitment because of Cristo Rey.” - Jaime Knight, Class of 2011

Brooklyn, New York A Member School Since 2008 Endorsed by The Passionists and the Vincentians (Congregation of the Mission) Student Enrollment: 134 President: Maureen Reiser (718) 455-3555 |

“With our struggles as teenagers and as the school’s pioneers, Lourdes Academy helped us to transform into mature, successful young adults.” - F: Julieth Herrera, Jessica Garcia, Briette Douglas, B: Bianca Maldonado, Dwight Olive, Steven Nguessan, Ariel Buckmire

Boston, Massachusetts A Member School Since 2004 Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston Student Enrollment: 273 President: Jeff Thielman (617) 825-2580 |

“I am privileged to have been a part of the Cristo Rey Boston High School community as a student and as an employee at Deloitte. The program offered me the opportunity to experience first-hand my career field of interest and put me in a position to achieve my goals.” - Natalia Amaya, Class of 2006 Suffolk University, Class of 2010

Chicago, Illinois Founding School Since 1996 Sponsored by the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus

Chicago, Illinois A Member School Since 2008 Sponsored by the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus

Student Enrollment: 539

Student Enrollment: 300

President: Rev. James Gartland, S.J. (773) 890-6822 |

President: Rev. Christopher Devron, S.J. (773) 261-7505 |

“I have grown to be a ‘man for others’ and have learned how to help others to the maximum of my ability.” - Omar Castro, Class of 2011 “Attending Cristo Rey has transformed my life by making me a better person. Everyone around me has said that I have matured faster than a ‘normal teenager’.” - Alejandra Cahue, Class of 2011

“I think the Work-Study Program is a great experience. It’s teaching me what my mom and other adults go through. I’m working to pay part of my tuition, and I’m learning a lot of new things. “ - Kyara, Class of 2013

Cleveland, Ohio A Member School Since 2004 Endorsed by the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus and the Sisters of the Humility of Mary Student Enrollment: 431 President: Rich Clark (216) 409-7018 |

“My teachers at Saint Martin de Porres High School push me. I have teachers who help me with problems and when I am feeling stressed. They are my second family!” - Alexis Johnson, Class of 2012

Denver, Colorado A Member School Since 2003 Sponsored by the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus Student Enrollment: 312 President: Rev. Timothy McMahon, S.J. (303) 455-7449 |

“In each work-study program position we have learned that we must work hard to achieve the success we each want. Arrupe is great because everyone here is working with us to make our dreams possible.” - Miriam and Estefany Hernandez, Class of 2011

Detroit, Michigan A Member School Since 2008 Sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Basilian Fathers Student Enrollment: 188 President: Michael Khoury (313) 843-2747 |

“Detroit Cristo Rey High School, along with my corporate work study job, have both helped me achieve my goals and realize the true potential in myself.” - Celina Ortiz, Class of 2013

Houston, Texas A Member School Since 2009 Sponsored by the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus

Indianapolis, Indiana A Member School Since 2007 Sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

Kansas City, Missouri A Member School Since 2005 Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

Student Enrollment: 159

Student Enrollment: 77 President: Joe Heidt (317) 860-1000 |

Student Enrollment: 350

President: Rev. TJ Martinez, SJ (281) 501-1298 |

“Coming to Cristo Rey Jesuit has made me a better person. I am more responsible and take on more challenges because of it. This small community makes us more like a family. We should all be grateful for this experience.” - Daisy Trevino, Class of 2013

“Providence Cristo Rey High School pushed me to try harder, do my best, and make something of myself.” - Montanea Daniels, Class of 2011 Montanea works as lab assistant at Eli Lilly & Company. Over the last three years she has helped with the development of potential drugs for cancer and Alzheimer’s. After high school she plans to study Chemistry.

President: Sr. Vickie Perkins (816) 457-6044 |

“Cristo Rey has given me an idea of what I really want to be in life, and how to set a goal for my future.” - Ricardo Alaniz, Class of 2011

Lawrence, Massachusetts A Member School Since 2004 Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Los Angeles, California A Member School Since 2002 Sponsored by the California Province of the Society of Jesus

Minneapolis, Minnesota A Member School Since 2007 Sponsored by the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus

Student Enrollment: 257

Student Enrollment: 266

Student Enrollment: 268

President: Sr. Mary Murphy, SNDdeN, Ph.D. (978) 689-8222 |

President: Rev. Bill Muller, S.J. (323) 564-6651 ext. 500 |

President: Rev. David Haschka, S.J. (612) 545-9700 |

“Notre Dame High School changed my life. Seeing my two sisters who graduated from NDHS get into college convinced me that NDHS leads to success in life. Neither one of my parents graduated from college, so NDHS has helped us surpass their achievements.”

“Verbum Dei High School has taught us how to be successful in the future and the Corporate Work Study Program has helped us gain the confidence, skills, and respect that it takes to succeed.”

- Francisco Conde, Class of 2012

- Ricardo and Roberto Placensia, Class of 2013

“Cristo Rey has transformed my life through the Corporate Work-Study Program. Working in the volunteer department of the hospital allowed me to experience other departments and interact with patients. It really helped me realize I want to be an anesthesiologist.” - Dorothy Pluviose, Class of 2011 with Saiku Kanneh, Class of 2014

Newark, New Jersey A Member School Since 2007 Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark; Endorsed by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and the Marist Brothers of the Schools Student Enrollment: 269 President: Fr. Robert Sandoz, OFM (973) 483-0033 |

“My overall experience here at Christ the King has been phenomenal. It has also opened my eyes to a new career. From my experience at First Care Medical Group, I am now interested in health care management. Three years ago, I never knew this position even existed.” - Monica Nunez, Class of 2011

New York, New York A Member School Since 2004 Endorsed by the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, the American Province of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and the District of Eastern North America of the Brothers of the Christian Schools Student Enrollment: 363

Omaha, Nebraska A Member School Since 2007 Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Omaha Student Enrollment: 205 President: Fr. Jim Keiter (402) 734-1802 |

President: Rev. Joseph P. Parkes, S.J. (212) 996-7000 ext. 201 |

“Cristo Rey transformed me into a hard working, motivated student who wants to prove to myself and my family that I WILL graduate from high school and college. I tuck a list of the eight universities I want to apply to in my notebook so that I look at it every day. My list inspires me to challenge myself to succeed in my classes and at work.” - Yesenia Santos, Class of 2012

“St. Peter Claver Cristo Rey High School has opened up my eyes to the real world work environment. Family and friends have seen how St. Peter Claver has impacted me positively in the way I present myself as a mature young man.” - Alberto Juarez, Class of 2011

Portland, Oregon A Member School Since 2001 Sponsored by the San Francisco District of De La Salle Christian Brothers Student Enrollment: 287 President: Matt Powell (503) 285-9385 |

“I entered De La Salle North as an immature fourteen year-old boy. I had trouble for the first few years, but my teachers never gave up on me. As a result, I didn’t give up on myself. Currently, I am applying to the Air Force Academy. The teachers and staff of De La Salle North kept pushing me, and now I think one day I really will fly.” - Martin Vu, Class of 2011

Sacramento, California A Member School Since 2006 Sponsored by the California Province of the Society of Jesus, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Midwest Community, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, California Province Student Enrollment: 237 President: Ward W. Fansler (916) 400-3393 |

San Francisco, California A Member School Since 2009 Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of the Queen of the Holy Rosary of Mission San Jose, California Student Enrollment: 240 President: S. Mary Virginia Leach, O.P. (415) 824-2052 |

“Cristo Rey’s environment has helped us to embrace the diversity in our community and come together as one school of leaders striving for success.”

“I love working at GAP because it helps my mom pay for my tuition, and they always give me interesting work so that I am never bored.”

- (L-R) Diane Moua, Class of 2012 Michelle Moua, Class of 2011 Jessica Moua, Class of 2013

- Shakarri Parker, Class of 2014

Tucson, Arizona A Member School Since 2004 Sponsored by the San Francisco District of De La Salle Christian Brothers

Washington, District of Columbia A Member School Since 2007 Sponsored by the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Archdiocese of Washington

Student Enrollment: 332

Student Enrollment: 285

President: Leslie Shultz-Crist (520) 294-6403 |

President: Rev. Steve Shafran, SDB (301) 891-4750 |

“San Miguel prepared me for college by challenging me in my classes, providing me with job experiences and giving me the opportunity to attend summer programs on four college campuses. I know that with hard work and determination I will be successful.” - Hillary Durazo, Class of 2010

“The staff at our school supports us all, even though we may discourage their efforts to teach us. If it weren’t for them, I would’ve never had an opportunity to shine. I would have never had a chance to believe in my dream of becoming a soccer player and part-time civil engineer.” - Julio Hernandez, Class of 2010

Waukegan, Illinois A Member School Since 2004 Endorsed by the Congregation of the Resurrection, the American Province of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, Sinsinawa Dominicans, Clerics of St. Viator Student Enrollment: 238 President: George B. Rattin (847) 244- 6895 |

St. Martin de Porres has changed the way I see life and has helped me discover who I am and who I want to be in the future. - Cinthya Cazares, Class of 2013 At St. Martin de Porres, I have come to understand the meaning of leadership, faith and community, all which will help me achieve my goals throughout life. - Michelle Cazares, Class of 2011

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Honor Roll

Gifts more than $100 to the Cristo Rey Network from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. Charles and Tiscia Bidwill

William and Arline DeJoseph

Robert D. and Margaret Birdsell

Philip and Julie Delaney

Michael Bolton and Susan Cox Bolton

DePaul University

Thomas and Clare Borah

Jim and Judy Depies

Phillip J. Bornhofen

Irene B. Dettmers

Rick Braddock

Richard and Mary Duveneck

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.

Richard and Anne Kelly Feeney

David Bryla

Eugene and Barbara Feit

$1,000,000 +

Patricia Butwin

Herman Fischer

The Louis Calder Foundation

Patrick Foley

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Kenneth D. Frantzen

Richard M. Lucas Foundation

Rafael and Laura Carreira

Ryan Freel

Molly Ryan Carson

Patrick J. and Ann Gallagher

$500,000 +

B.J. and Bebe Cassin

George and Anna Gaspar

Terry Caster

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Roger Stone

Robert B. Catell

GHR Foundation

George Cavanaugh

John Paul Glunz

Joann Abbate

Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus

Barbara K. Griesser

Robert and Lois Abele

John Christian

Kimberly J. Hadley

ACT, Inc.

Judith Mary Coates

Louis and Teresa Harrington

Agility Network Services

Gerald and Eileen Colbert

Peter and Barbara Hasbrook

Joseph and Wini Amaturo

Margaret Cole

Brian M. Hayes

John J. Arnold

Maureen Conley

John and Barbara Hazeltine

Kevin Baine

Thomas C. Corrigan, Jr.

Thomas and Margaret Healey

RW Baird Foundation, Inc.

Jim Cowhey and Lisa Sarris Cowhey

Max Heerman

Belcaster Commerical Contractors LLC

Thomas and Sharon Curran

Francis V. Hillebrand

Robert and Sheila Berner

The Dana Foundation

HSBC North America

Best Buy Children’s Foundation

Paul Darley

Robert Hulseman

The Cristo Rey Network extends a special thank you to our lifetime benefactors: $10,000,000 + BJ and Bebe Cassin

HSBC North America I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation

Caster Family Foundation

Darren Jackson

Daniel McCormick

Kathy Rickert

Susan and Leander Jennings

J. Patrick and Rita McCourt

Joseph Della Rosa

Steven and Rosalie Johnston

Paul and Katie McDevitt

John and Nancy Scheid

Maura O’Neil Kahn

Mary McDonough

Colin Scully

Frank J. Kastelic

McGladrey & Pullen LLP

Richard and DJ Shantz

Lucy and Alan Katz

William McMenamin

John and Joanne Shea

George and Julie Kearney

Margaret McMenamin

Carl and Eileen Sheliga

Terrence Kearney

James and Mary McShane

Martha and Leo Sheridan

Thomas L. and Colleen Keaveny

MDJ & Associates

Barbara A. Shuey

Tim and Mary Kelley

Robert M. Mooney

Michael and Martha Smith

William B. Kelly

Susan B. Murphy

David Speranza

Stephen Kern

Karen Nestor

Mark Stec

Richard and Silvia Kolb

New York Life Foundation

Susie Steiner

Jeffrey and Linda Krol

Charles and Pat Nock

The Steier Group, Inc.

Madeline Lacovara

Richard and Jeanne Oelerich

Paul and Rachel Stepanek

Elizabeth W. Lahart

Dennis M. and Kathy O’Keefe

Susan R. & John W. Sullivan Foundation

James and Jody Land

Norton and Mary Ann O’Meara

TD Ameritrade

Jon & Nora Langenfeld

James and Sharon O’Sullivan

Edmund and Helen TePas

Tina Lavezzorio

Robert and Kathryn Otter

Donald and Marie Tippmann

Carrie and Pat Lee

Michael Perigo and Monica Bonny

Jeffrey and Melissa Underwood

Erin Linville

Robert and Carol Peters

Bryan Vincent

Charles and Sandra Lizza

Senta Plunkett

Lambert VonBank

Loyola University Chicago

Daniel Ryan Porterfield

Ann and Joseph Wenger

J.D. and Charlotte MacDonald

Porticus North America Foundation

Dave Wolfe

Marquette University

Private School Aid Service

Clifford M. Yeary

Richard B. Marrin

Emmett Purcell

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick

Paul and Patricia Purcell

If an error has occurred in the

Kathleen McChesney

Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc.

compilation of this list, we ask that you

David McConville

Thomas and Catherine Reedy

call it to our attention.

Board of Directors and Staff Board of Directors Kevin T. Baine Partner, Williams & Connolly, LLP Washington, DC Robert J. Birdsell (Ex-Officio) President, Cristo Rey Network Chicago, IL Richard S. Braddock Chairman & CEO, Fresh Direct New York, NY Stephen D. Bumbaugh Executive Director The Specialty Family Foundation Santa Monica, CA Richard F. Clark President, St. Martin de Porres High School Cleveland, OH Rev. John P. Foley, S.J. Executive Chair, Cristo Rey Network Chicago, IL Madeline E. Lacovara Secretary and Founder, Classroom, Inc. New York, NY

Rev. Joseph Parkes, S.J. President, Cristo Rey New York High School New York, NY Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. Senior Vice President for Strategic Development, Georgetown University Washington, DC Joseph J. Rauenhorst President, Encore One of Florida, L.L.C. Boca Raton, FL Colin T. Scully Chairman & CEO, Life Line Screening Cleveland, OH John R. Thompson Senior Vice President and General Manager Richfield, MN Staff Rev. John P. Foley, S.J. Executive Chair Robert J. Birdsell President and CEO

Elizabeth S. Goettl Chief Academic Officer Robert M. Mooney Vice President for Mission Effectiveness Kristy Blackmore Managing Director of Mission Effectiveness Chris Broughton Director of Post-Secondary Initiatives Jay Brown Director of School Support Kathy Hungate Director of Professional Learning Nicole Hall Director of Strategy and Finance Patrick Dunphy Advancement Officer Brenda Schulze Advancement Officer Laura Wolfe Office Manager

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2010 Cristo Rey Network Annual Report  
2010 Cristo Rey Network Annual Report  

2010 Cristo Rey Network Annual Report