As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to share some good news about the conclusion of the year. CRJ could not survive without the support of our students, families, teachers, trustees, corporate partners, scholarship partners, donors, and volunteers. The results of your commitment speak for themselves:
- 100% of our graduating seniors earned acceptance to college
- 4 seniors received the Maryland State Merit Scholastic Award.
- Donors pledged $3,000 to help cover graduates’ enrollment deposits this fall.
- The Class of 2020 collectively earned $2M in merit-based financial aid .
- Together, 2 students and 1 alumni organized a Black Lives Matter Peace March from our school to City Hall; more than 40 people joined them to march.
- Fr. Malloy and Fr. Toole hosted a Virtual Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony for students, parents, faculty, staff, (and whoever would like to join us in praying for our students!)
- Donors came together to fully fund a 1:1 Technology Program for next school year so that every Cristo Rey student will have a computer on which to learn and work – at school and at home.
- Despite an unusual and difficult spring, more than 100 students have enrolled to join the Cristo Rey freshman class next year.
We are all facing uncertainty, but one thing is certain : the need for our schooland our mission remains . This fall, 37 Cristo Rey schools across the nation will collectively open the doors of access to young peoplewith limited opportunities for quality education. Our executive team, along with members of the Cristo Rey Network and health experts in our community, will continue to work together throughout the summer to create a thorough operational plan and safety recommendations for next school year.
We are — as always — moved by your commitment, grateful, and Cristo Rey strong.
Director of Development