It's almost time!
This year, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School at Our Mother of Mercy is participating in the 10th annual North Texas Giving Day, a one day online giving extravaganza for our whole region.
Last year, we were part of the success as Communities Foundation of Texas brought together more than 2,700 organizations to raise $39 million. Since its founding in 2009, North Texas Giving Day has inspired people to give, resulting in increased donations and services provided in North Texas. We invite you to join the movement and help us reach our goal on September 20.
Click the link above to learn more about our school and how you can donate toward the school and the education of our students.
Classes already started for about 80 freshmen attending the Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School at Our Mother of Mercy — a campus tucked in a southeast Fort Worth neighborhood that focuses on sending more first-generation students to college by weaving jobs into the school week.
But before Cristo Rey students start delving into math, reading and writing, they have to master job skills such as typing, filing and public speaking during a three-week training program. That’s because students who attend the new school get jobs that help pay for their private tuition through a corporate work-study program.
“Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School is a new private college preparatory Catholic high school that offers affordable private college preparatory high school to families who otherwise couldn’t find access to it,” said John M. Pritchett, president of the school.
Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School at Our Mother of Mercy has completed its feasibility study and has received approval to open in August of 2018 from the Cristo Rey Network in Chicago.