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.
Results: Per validated third-party data, our young people are currently enrolling in college at (88%) rates higher than the matriculation levels of high-income students (78%) and completing bachelor’s degrees (38%) at three times the rate of the entire low-income population nationwide (13%). For our classes of 2012 and 2013, our six-year university completion rates are on target to approach or exceed 40% – progress towards our minimum goal of 58%, the national completion rate for students from families in the highest income quartile.
Target demographics: students with limited economic resources
Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,000 students and 18,000 alumni
Geographic areas served: 37 schools in 24 states
Programs: a career focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition and integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience and support to and through college.
This is such a terrific program. High school students from lower economic backgrounds are able to go to excellent schools by working for various companies,usually one day a week. The high school and businesses partner. They students gain confidence in dealing with adults and are very professional. I highly recommend this organization. They give students a chance at not only an excellent education, but also exposure to potential careers.