Cristo Rey in the News
- America Magazine, "Cristo Rey students taught me how to find consolation—even in a crisis" (8/19/20)
- National Catholic Register, "COVID's Effect on Catholic Schools: As Some Close, Others Innovate" (7/7/20)
- AL.com, "How a Vanderbilt-bound senior would change Birmingham" (5/6/20)
- Alabama News Center, "Holy Family HS senior awarded prestigious $300,000 scholarship" (1/5/20)
- Birmingham Times, "After 75 Years in Ensley, Holy Family High School Relocates to Titusville" (8/1/19)
Birmingham's Cristo Rey School
Located in the Titusville community of Birmingham, Alabama, Holy Family Cristo Rey (HFCR) is an independent, Catholic school committed to providing students with a college preparatory education and real-world work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).
HFCR is a member of the Cristo Rey Network, comprised of 37 Catholic, college- and career-preparatory schools that today serve 12,300 students across 24 states and collectively claim 20,600 graduates. The Cristo Rey Network delivers a powerful and innovative approach to inner-city education that equips students from families of limited economic means with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives.
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Through our Digital Fluency Initiative, every HFCR scholar receives a Chromebook, on which they complete a majority of their schoolwork, and which is theirs to keep after graduation.
Scholars build lasting relationships with mentors and coworkers at their Corporate Work Study Program job placements, helping them build a network of professional contacts for their future careers.
Small class sizes and protected study and counseling time ensure that scholars receive individualized support from their teachers, college counselor, and school social worker.
In the workplace, scholars gain invaluable experience typically unavailable to high school students, in fields like medicine, law, finance, and more.