The Cristo Rey model is dedicated to changing the lives of students from economically challenged families. The cost of educating one student for one academic year is approximately $10,000. Students' families only pay what they can afford, based on household income and family size; the average family contribution is only $900. While the Corporate Work Study model allows students to earn more than half of their tuition, there is still a considerable financial gap. Holy Family Cristo Rey relies on the generosity of supporters like you to cover the balance.
Holy Family Cristo Rey's mission is to transform Birmingham, one student at a time. We know that the best way to break the cycle of poverty is through education and work experience. Our students are committed to defying the odds and persisting in college. You can match their commitment and help them realize their dreams by making a gift to our school.
Please consider supporting Holy Family Cristo Rey in one or more of the following ways:
Contribute to the Annual Fund.
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that Holy Family Cristo Rey will continue to meet the many expenses of running a school. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and greatly appreciated. Click here to donate now.
Fund a Job at a Local Non-Profit Through WIN4.
Do you want to support our Corporate Work Study Program, but cannot employ students at this time? Establish an internship program in your name at a non-profit of your choice. It's a win-win-win-win: The students placed at non-profits gain professional skills and experience through the Cristo Rey Model; the school receives assistance in providing a high-quality education to teens from economically-challenged families; The non-profits benefit from valuable work from young, energetic workers at no cost to them; and the community reaps the rewards of young men and women who break the cycles of poverty and become life-long contributors to society. Learn more by clicking here.
Sponsor a Student through Close the Gap.
Holy Family Cristo Rey students earn more than half of the cost of their tuition through participation in Corporate Work Study Program. However, a gap remains, even after family contributions. When you sponsor a scholar, your $4,000 gift covers the balance of a single student's tuition costs for one year, and makes a tangible difference in the life of a young man or woman dreaming of a better future. Sponsors may also make a $16,000 pledge to cover the cost of educating a student for all four years. Sponsors receive a profile and photograph of their student, as well as correspondence from the student and the opportunity to meet him/her. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit our Close the Gap page.
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