BENEFITING: CRISTO REY NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
2015 marks Team Cristo Rey's inaugural year as an Official Charity Partner for the TCS New York City Marathon. We are excited to launch this new partnership!
The School That Works: Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNYHS) offers students from low-income families an affordable, quality college-preparatory education and real-life work experience. Founded in 2004 in East Harlem, CRNYHS is part of the Cristo Rey Network of 28 schools across the United States and has grown to serve 395 students in grades 9-12 and 495 graduates. Our graduates are studying at places such as Georgetown, Amherst, Fordham, University of Virginia, Holy Cross, USC, Tufts, Williams and Dickinson.
Our unique Corporate Work Study Program enables students to finance 45% of their education by working one day each week in entry-level clerical positions at major corporations and community centers. This program provides four years of valuable job training and access to career options. Moreover, the habits developed in the workplace help students to succeed in college at six times the rate of their socioeconomic peers.
The average income of our families is approximately $29,847, and their average adjusted available income is ($-8,434). Our tuition – just $2,000 per year – is the lowest in New York City because our students help fund their own education. Nonetheless, 85 percent of students receive aid to help cover their tuition payments.
All funds raised through Team Cristo Rey will go directly to our school's Scholarship Fund, allowing deserving students an opportunity at a Cristo Rey education. Thank you for supporting Team Cristo Rey and Cristo Rey New York High School. Together, we are "Transforming urban America, one student at a time."