The Cristo Rey Network provides a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options. Our mission is clear – college success for Cristo Rey Network students.
There are currently 25 Cristo Rey Network member schools in 17 states and District of Columbia, with several more in development. All Cristo Rey schools are based on the same model, and meets the 10 mission effectiveness standards of the Network.
As a member of the Cristo Rey Network, a school:
- Is explicitly Catholic in mission and enjoys Church approval.
- Serves only economically disadvantaged students. The school is open to students of various faiths and cultures.
- Is family centered and plays an active role in the local community.
- Shall prepare all of its students to enter and graduate from college.
- Requires participation by all students in the work-study program. All students must be 14 years by September 1st.
- Integrates the learning present in its work program, classroom and extracurricular experiences for the fullest benefit of its student workers.
- Has an effective administrative and board structure as well as complies with all applicable state and federal laws.
- Is financially sound and 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.
- Supports its graduates’ efforts to obtain a college degree.
- Is an active participant in the collaboration, support, and development of the Cristo Rey Network.
For more information about the Cristo Rey Network, visit www.cristoreynetwork.org.