Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School in Birmingham, Alabama, combines academic rigor and a corporate work-study program to empower students from economically challenged communities to graduate high school prepared to persist in college and flourish in life.
HFCR serves 205 students from across the Birmingham region.
2/3 come from the City of Birmingham and represent half of the neighborhoods. 1/3 are from adjoining municipalities.
75% African-American | 25% Hispanic/Latinx
Average family income is $10,000 lower than average family income in Birmingham City Schools
Renaissance of Holy Family Cristo Rey
New Corporate Structure and Engaged Local Board
New Administrative Leadership
New Financial Accountability
New Faculty, New Compensation Package, and Vastly Increased Commitment to Professional Development
New Digital Fluency & Digital Creativity Initiatives
Same Commitment to Birmingham's Future
Addressing racial inequities and economic inequalities through education
New Videos about Holy Family Cristo Rey
Room to Grow, Room to Dream
In the summer of 2019, HFCR achieved a critical moment in its renaissance by acquiring, renovating, and moving to a new campus. See what we accomplished through our dedicated team of supporters within the school and from the broader community.
2020 Scholar Spotlight
Hear from Charity Davis, HFCR Class of 2020, who was awarded both the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship and the prestigious QuestBridge Scholarship. Both are full scholarships and she is current freshman student at Vanderbilt University.
2020 Rey of Hope
Our annual Rey of Hope Gala fundraiser was postponed due to Covid and transitioned to an online format. Hear from stakeholders from across Birmingham about the importance of the Cristo Rey model of education for our city and region.
New Corporate Structure
Historically, the school was owned by the Passionist religious order.
Two years ago, we re-founded the school as two independent non-profit corporations: one that runs the school and is related to the Catholic Church, and one as a secular corporation that runs the Work Study Program.
We broke the 7-decade long ownership of the Congregation of the Passion, and now our local Birmingham board is in full control of the school. Our Board is the most diverse in the Cristo Rey Network.
This has enabled us to be nimbler in action, fundraising, and accountability.
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School | EIN: 13-4341859
Cristo Rey Birmingham Work Study | EIN: 83-4454998
Financial Accountability & Transparency
We committed to transparency and accountability for the resources entrusted to our stewardship.
Unlike most Catholic organizations, we commission an annual external audit and submit IRS form 990 Non-Profit Organization Tax Returns for public inspection.
HFCR's new campus in Titusville provides what couldn't be done in Ensley because of the historic floodplain location. We now have all our scholars under one roof, have a kitchen and cafeteria participating in the National Child Nutrition Program, and have room to grow and room to dream. We are no longer taking gunfire each week or exposing our scholars to the elements between classes.
It is as safe and secure a location as can be found in the historic west Birmingham neighborhoods and incarnates our commitment to our city.
Our initial Capital Campaign for acquisition and relocation was $2M. Phase I raised, in ultra quiet phase, $2.9M, enabling immediate action.
Phase II, with a goal of $3M, will transform our campus into a state-of-the-art Cristo Rey experience in Birmingham.