Press Release: CRJ Statement on Racism and Intolerance


Contact: Dr. Bill Heiser, President
410-727-3255 ext. 1001

BALTIMORE, MD, June 1, 2020 – Cristo Rey Jesuit High School condemns all acts of racism and intolerance. We stand firmly with our students, alumni, and entire community to fight the racial injustices in our country and pray for justice in the horrific killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others.

We denounce the long-standing oppression, racism, and acts of violence against people of color.  We stand with all of our fellow Jesuit institutional leaders, students, alumni, faculty and staff in a unified commitment for justice.  

“Our Cristo Rey community is a source of strength during these challenging times. We support one another in our grief, our anger, our frustration, and we will always stand up for what is right and just. We pray that good will always triumph over evil and that God will provide healing and salvation for all,” said school president, Dr. Bill Heiser.

Our Jesuit core values of being loving and committed to justice have never been more important. Let’s embody them now more than ever.

About Cristo Rey Jesuit High School: Founded in Baltimore in 2007, CRJ is a private, Catholic, co-educational high school, sponsored by the Maryland Province Jesuits, empowering students to succeed in college, work, and life. The school partners with students from economically disadvantaged families of racial, religious, and ethnic diversity in Baltimore City to provide a rigorous education and corporate work experience. Through CRJ’s hallmark Corporate Internship Program, students earn a portion of their tuition and, moreover, access the social capital and work experience they will need to succeed in the twenty-first century job market. To date, 100% of CRJ graduates have been accepted to college. For more information, visit