The faculty, staff and administrators of Providence Cristo Rey would like to congratulate representatives from our Corporate Work Study Partners: Denise Dank, Duke Realty; Scenario Adebesin, Fifth Third Bank; Jessica Barth, Eskenazi Health; Linda Hicks, Vertellus; Deborah Lawrence, Marian University; Roberta Ressler, Dow AgroSciences; Ashley Vukovits, Interactive Intelligence and Nichole Wilson, Community Health Network for being recognized as 2015 Indianapolis Business Journal Women of Influence.
Speaking at a gathering of Providence Cristo Rey board members, donors, partners and other stakeholders and guests, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin said: "When I came to Indianapolis, one of the things I was so impressed with is the strong support for Catholic Institutions. Cristo Rey is reaching a part of the population that is invisible to many." The Archbishop joined Father John Foley, Founder and Honorary Chair of the Cristo Rey Network for a July visit to meet with a member of Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals on behalf of the Cristo Rey Network. "We had a very warm welcome. They were very impressed with the Cristo Rey mission and vision," said Tobin. The ministry of Cristo Rey spans 34 different diocese throughout the United States. The visit to the Vatican helped move the Cristo Rey Network forward in defining standards of education and identity, and in seeking endorsements by sponsoring bishops. "The vision of Cristo Rey is really a vision and a mission of hope," said Tobin.
Providence Cristo Rey received an Educational Excellence Award today at the Urban League Luncheon. The award was presented by Kevin Chavous, Founding Board Member & Executive Counsel of the American Federation for Children, and Lisa Leslie, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA standout. Leslie spoke at PCRHS earlier in the day telling students: "You can achieve anything in life, you just have to be prepared for it."
Guidance Counselors Kenyetta Neal and Maryellen McGinnis presented "Developing Good Study Habits" at the recent Center for Leadership Development Conference.
USA Funds supports Providence Cristo Rey's Corporate Work Study Program as part of its investment to improve the quality of life in our hometown.