Just wanted to give an update on some things that I’ve been working on.
A couple of months ago, I started a new project as a Senior Development Officer for Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School. Cristo Rey Brooklyn is a Catholic high school that educates young people of limited economic means and all religions to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience and the support of an inclusive school community we prepare our students to successfully complete college and enter the world with the values essential to a fulfilling life. Our record to date is 100% placement of our graduates into college and universities throughout the country. Even more impressively, every one of our graduates the past two years has received acceptance into at least one four year college with full financial need met!
Cristo Rey’s innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) enables students to earn up to half of the cost of their college preparatory education while gaining valuable real-work experience through their immersion in entry-level positions at leading corporations and nonprofit organizations across New York City. To have a greater appreciation of the work-study program click here for a short concise YouTube video.
It is my hope that you will give serious consideration to contributing funding to sustain what I believe is one of the most important educational initiatives in the country. The Cristo Rey Network currently operates 32 schools nationally and is the largest network of schools exclusively serving low income students and families in the country.
The vision of Cristo Rey is to uplift urban youth and enable them to gain real-world work experience and a college education.
If you’re in a giving mood this season, please reach out to me to coordinate a gift or donation! Education is more important than ever these days, and empowering children who don’t have equal opportunities is something I care passionately about and look to improve.
Aside from my work life, I’ve also been doing a bit of writing and blogging on my own, mostly based on my experiences as a mother of three beautiful and successful adults. I’m currently a contributing author at Huffington Post and Entrepreneur. Please feel free to give my articles a read if you’re interested in reading about my parenting techniques and female empowerment in the workplace. If you’re looking to find me elsewhere online connect with me on LinkedIn, follow me on Twitter, or like my Facebook page!
I hope everyone has a fantastic February, and I send my best wishes to you and your family for the upcoming year!