Gesu 2020 Gala Program

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As Philadelphia’s Jesuit Catholic University, Saint Joseph’s provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. Saint Joseph’s prepares students for personal excellence, professional success, and engaged citizenship. Striving to be an inclusive and diverse community that educates and cares for the whole person, Saint Joseph’s encourages and models lifelong commitment to thinking critically, making ethical decisions, pursuing social justice, and finding God in all things. Because of the schools’ shared Jesuit tradition and intertwining histories, the relationship between Saint Joseph’s University and Gesu School has thrived for over a century. From 1889-1921, the University’s campus existed where Gesu now stands. Since that time, Saint Joseph’s has remained a stalwart supporter of Gesu’s faculty and students. The two institutions partner via the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University (ACESJU), a volunteer teaching corps. For nearly twenty years, Saint Joseph’s University has offered graduate education courses to Gesu School faculty members. Numerous Gesu alumni have attended the University, many through its Ignatian College Connection and Lenfest Scholars programs, which support academically successful students from low-income backgrounds.


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