Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School 2020 Impact Report

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A look at Cristo Rey Philadelphia's impact in 2020, focusing on innovation in academics, counseling, work-study, pathways through college and more.

2020 IMPACT REPORT


INNOVATION

Cristo Rey Philadelphia is continually reimagining our curriculum and programs to offer the

best education for our students to prepare them for future success. While 2020 has posed many

challenges, including a global pandemic and nationwide unrest surrounding systemic racism,

Cristo Rey has faced these challenges with renewed determination and purpose for our mission.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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OUR MISSION

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

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STUDENT BODY DEMOGRAPHICS

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INNOVATING IN HOLISTIC EDUCATION

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INNOVATING FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE

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INNOVATING IN COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS

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OUR FUTURE LEADERS ARE HERE

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HELP US BRIDGE THE GAP

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MISSION FUNDING

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CRISTO REY PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AND LEADERSHIP TEAM

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OUR MISSION

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a college preparatory,

Catholic school for students of all faiths, nurtures and

challenges young people to recognize and realize their

full potential as they learn to love others, grow in their

faiths, and serve the common good.

Letter from the President

December 2020

Dear Cristo Rey Family,

We have become “The School that Works”, and

we are proud of that, but we are anything but

complacent. Our community is restless, never

satisfied, constantly searching for ways to do things

better. That attitude can be unsettling to those who

crave routine and certainty, but for most in our

community, it’s the way we like to roll.

Innovation is a hallmark of our culture. Our faculty

and staff sign on at Cristo Rey with a mandate to

build, to invent, to make things better. We are

not afraid when the world changes and we are not

afraid to change ourselves. We value creativity and

ambition and drive. And that’s why a culture of

innovation permeates our entire community.

This Impact Report is about innovation. It’s packed

with examples that demonstrate our eagerness to

change, to get better, to do more and to strive for

the “magis”.

A culture of innovation is driven by innovators.

So, I want to introduce you to a few Cristo Rey

Philadelphia innovators (pictured above, in order,

from left to right):

Felecia Russell, Director of College and Career

Counseling, is expanding our support for Cristo

Rey graduates by focusing on post-college careers,

in addition to college graduation. Her support will

begin with career counseling for 9th graders and

extend until our graduates embark on careers after

college graduation.

Keshema Davidson, Manager of Community

Affairs, has designed, built and launched a fully

funded health clinic in the school that will offer

physical and mental health services to all of our

students. She is also planning to launch a summer

academic program for elementary school students

in our Tioga neighborhood.

Joanna Wusinich, Esq., Director of Work-Study,

has led a team of Cristo Rey and Job Partner

collaborators to redesign job skill training and even

the actual work that our students are doing in order

to prepare them better for “the jobs of the future”.

Tammi Crummy, Co-Founder of our Parent

Teacher Organization, brings parents and teachers

and staff together to regularly collaborate on how to

serve our students better.

Kyle Sample, our new Director of Athletics, is

working to grow our athletics programs by adding

more competitive teams and intramural sports for

Cristo Rey students. He is also planning community

athletic programs for youth and recreational programs

for people of all ages in our Tioga neighborhood.

Fahv Jimenez, Chief Technology Officer, has

designed and launched super-creative and

invaluable information tools for academics,

admissions, fundraising and other functions.

Example: our teachers and counselors now have

early warning notices when students show signs of

falling behind.

Mia Velez, one of many Cristo Rey student

innovators, is President of the Latinx Student

Organization, and currently serves on the Mayor’s

Youth Commission for the City of Philadelphia.

These innovators, and many others in our

community, are leading the way to bright futures

for Cristo Rey students and for our school.

All of us at Cristo Rey are always mindful that our

loyal supporters are the enablers of the miracle

of Cristo Rey and we are forever grateful for

your support.

Sincerely,

John R. McConnell

Founder and President

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2020 STUDENT BODY

DEMOGRAPHICS

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

547 students

AVERAGE FAMILY INCOME

PER CAPITA OF CLASS OF 2024

$10,255

Christian/Non-Catholic

Catholic

Not reported

Muslim & Buddhist

Other

RELIGION

• Christian (Non-Catholic) 53%

• Catholic 29%

• Not reported 8%

• Other 6%

• Muslim & Buddhist 4%

RACE/

ETHNICITY

• Black/African American 67%

• Hispanic/Latino 25%

• Two or more races 5%

• Asian/Asian American 2%

• White 1%

FEEDER

SCHOOLS

OF CLASS OF 2024

• Charter school 36%

• Catholic school 33%

• Public school 21%

• Private Non-Catholic school 9%

• Home schooled 1%

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ATTENDANCE

AVERAGE COUNSELOR MEETINGS/DAY

100

25

80

20

60

15

40

20

95%

90% 14 23

10

5

0

IN-PERSON

LEARNING

VIRTUAL

LEARNING

0

IN-PERSON

LEARNING

VIRTUAL

LEARNING

STUDENTS

PROVIDED LAPTOPS

STUDENTS

CONNECTED TO WIFI

STUDENT

RETENTION

100%

100%

93%

INNOVATING IN

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

COUNSELING AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Cristo Rey Philadelphia believes in a holistic approach to education called cura

personalis or “care for the whole person.” We offer a robust Counseling and Academic

Support Program, which provides students with unique, individualized support to help

them reach their full potential. Our student to counselor ratio is 110 to 1, far exceeding

the recommended ratio of 250 to 1 by the American School Counselor Association.

With data integration and analysis in Salesforce and Tableau, our counselors are now

able to identify students in need of support faster than ever. The data illustrates a

detailed snapshot of each student’s areas for growth so that counselors can formulate a

research-based support plan in collaboration with grade-level faculty, deans and college

counselors, ensuring each student can be successful inside and outside of the classroom.

When learning moved from in-person to virtual, this data became essential in

monitoring student performance. Virtual learning did not slow down the Counseling

and Academic Support team. Student counselor meetings per day nearly doubled and

our counselors have utilized Zoom breakout rooms to provide intentional, individualized

coaching in Academic Support.

Through continued data analysis and implementation of stronger communication

methods with students and families, our team has sustained an excellent Counseling and

Academic Support Program, supporting students through these challenging times.

THE HEALTH CLINIC

Cristo Rey Philadelphia has partnered with Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc.

(GPHA) to provide medical and dental services to students, free of charge, at an

in-school health clinic, becoming one of GPHA’s 11 community health centers that

together, serve over 87,000 residents in Philadelphia.

While students are learning virtually, they have access to the health clinic’s telehealth

services. The clinic is planned to open in-person in Winter 2020, and it will offer

a multitude of services to our students, including annual physical exams, dental

screenings, immunizations, sick visits, asthma management, and sports physicals.

By offering these services to our students, Cristo Rey Philadelphia is increasing access to

essential health services, improving the educational experience of our student body, and

fostering an environment of wellness and learning.

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2019-2020

$3.5 MILLION

earned by students

192 HOURS

worked per student

on job site (pre-closure)

CURRENT YEAR

Timecard ratings met

or exceeded expectations

97 % 79 %

Job partners renewed

for Remote Work Program

59 student consulting teams

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWN

INNOVATING FOR

JOBS OF THE FUTURE

Cristo Rey Philadelphia has adapted the Work-Study Program to ensure students can

continue to receive corporate work experience in a virtual environment.

The Work-Study team has designed its unique Remote Work Program, in which students

are working as consultants for corporate partners and offering a diverse, young, and

researched perspective on four issues companies currently face: Diversifying the Talent

Pipeline, Connectivity and Culture in a Remote Work World, Wellness in the Workplace,

and Working with Millennials and Gen Z. Each company has chosen one key initiative

for their student employees to research and analyze. The project will culminate in a

professional presentation to executives of our corporate partners.

In addition to providing valuable insights to companies, through the consultancy

project, students are developing essential skills for the corporate world of today and

tomorrow: data analytics, problem solving, virtual teamwork, critical thinking, and

research and analysis skills.

20% Banking & Finance

17% Healthcare

12% Manufacturing, Services

& Logistics

8% Chemical & Pharmaceuticals

7% Electrical & Energy

7% Professional Services

5% Construction & Real Estate

5% Insurance

5% Law

5% Media & Technology

5% Retail & Consumer Goods

2% Education

2% Architecture

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Cristo Rey

GRADUATES

persisting in POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

84 % (According to the National Student Clearinghouse Spring 2020 Report)

BACHELOR’S DEGREE ATTAINMENT IN 6-YEARS

CRPHS CLASS OF 2016 72%

36% completed | 36% on track to complete

High Income Students 62%

across the United States

Low Income Students 16%

across the United States

INNOVATING IN

COLLEGE AND CAREER

PATHWAYS

Since opening, it has been Cristo Rey Philadelphia’s goal to provide the resources and

tools that our students need to prepare for, matriculate to and persist through college.

This past spring, our mission came full circle as we celebrated our first college graduates

from the founding Class of 2016. As our alumni have entered the workforce, we have

identified new ways to continue to improve our program based on their feedback.

In 2020, Cristo Rey Philadelphia expanded the College Counseling program to include

career exploration. Now as College and Career Counseling, the new curriculum will help

our students expand their knowledge of career options and the steps needed to pursue

the career of their choice. College and Career Counseling is also collaborating with

Work-Study to provide a networking program with corporate partners that will expand

college internship and career opportunities for alumni.

This new focus will help advance our mission of helping students realize their full

potential and better prepare them for their future careers in the workforce.

0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80

Class of 2020

CLASS OF 2020

100% Acceptance INTO A 4-YEAR COLLEGE

817 acceptances to 193 different colleges

$10.1 Million

Total Scholarship Dollars Earned

(According to the Pell Institute 2018 Report)

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OUR FUTURE LEADERS ARE HERE

IN SPRING OF 2020, CRISTO REY

PHILADELPHIA CELEBRATED A

HUGE MILESTONE —

TAYLOR ROADCLOUD, Temple ‘20 ISAIAH GABRIEL, Villanova ‘20

OUR FIRST COLLEGE

GRADUATES FROM THE

FOUNDING CLASS OF 2016.

“In five years, I hope to have furthered my education

in entrepreneurship. I want to help small businesses

with marketing and social media, and to run

my own business one day.”

“In five years, I see myself as a leading voice, as an

epidemiologist, on improving overall health through

meaningful interventions and research of those who

are a part of vulnerable populations in our society.”

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WE ARE SO PROUD OF THEIR

ACHIEVEMENTS AND LOOK FORWARD

TO FOLLOWING THEM AS THEY EMBARK

ON THEIR NEXT JOURNEY IN THEIR

CAREER AND EDUCATION IN BECOMING

LEADERS AND INNOVATORS OF OUR CITY.

In the Summer of 2020, Taylor started full-time as an

Account Executive at J.G. Wentworth after graduating

with a B.B.A. in Marketing from the Fox School of

Business at Temple University. While at Temple, Taylor

received invaluable business experience interning

at Temple’s Credit and Collections Office, CFO and

Treasury Office and Athletics Marketing Team.

Through networking with other Cristo Rey alumni,

she heard about the job opening at J.G. Wentworth, a

current company partner in Cristo Rey’s Work-Study

Program — a program to which Taylor credits her

networking and professional skills.

At J.G. Wentworth, Taylor is practicing her creative

communication skills, customer service skills, and

learning how to build and maintain a book of business.

She hopes this experience learning on the job will

better prepare her for her dream of opening her own

business one day.

Isaiah is pursuing his MPH in Epidemiology at

Temple University after receiving his B.A. in Global

Interdisciplinary Studies in 2020 from Villanova

University. He was first introduced to the field of

public health while taking a seminar course on

global health inequalities. While studying abroad in

Gaborone, Botswana, he witnessed the existing health

disparities first-hand and was inspired to become an

agent of change for communities around the globe

facing this issue.

Isaiah says the sense of community he felt at Cristo Rey

shaped him into who he is today, finding great value in

fostering community and caring for others. His goals

are to visit every country in Africa, leave a positive

impact on others through action, encourage others to

care about the world and the people in it, and lead a

life full of continual growth.

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HELP US

BRIDGE THE GAP

This school year, Cristo Rey is faced with fiscal challenges due to the COVID-19

pandemic. The Work-Study Program revenue accounts for approximately 50% of

the cost of each student’s education. However, some of our Work-Study partners

face their own challenges and have been unable to commit to the program this year.

At the same time, our country is grappling with inequities that have disadvantaged

communities of color – like our students and families – for generations.

Cristo Rey is a proven solution to the educational inequities in our country. Students

from Cristo Rey schools across the nation are two times more likely to complete a

bachelor’s degree by age 24 compared to the total U.S. low-income population.

Please help us bridge the gap between the money students earn at their job, what

a family contributes, and the cost of a top-quality Cristo Rey education. Make

your impact today at cristoreyphiladelphia.org/giving or via the enclosed

remittance envelope.

$1,200

Average family

contribution

$7,200

Student earnings

at their Work-Study Job

$9,100

The Gap

$17,500

Total cost of

a Cristo Rey

student’s

education

Make a Gift Today!

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MISSION

FUNDING

CRISTO REY PHILADELPHIA

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thanks to the continued support from our network of donors, foundations, corporations

and organizations, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is fortunate to have maintained a

strong financial standing for fiscal year 2020.

GIFT REVENUE

• Individuals: 2,210,148

• Corporations & Organizations: 1,688,488

• Foundations: 540,080

Sub-Total: 4,438,716

• Capital Gifts: 711,350

Total Gift Revenue: 5,150,066

WORK-STUDY PROGRAM REVENUE

• Job Contracts: 3,275,000

• Job Sponsorships: 225,000

Total Work-Study Revenue: $3,500,000

Please note that the above shows pre-audited figures.

Final audited figures are available upon request.

Chair

Scott Belveal

Vice President,

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Vice Chair

Robert J. Myers

Partner,

Ernst & Young

Secretary

Sr. Stephen Anne

Roderiguez, IHM, Ed.D.

Councilor,

IHM Congregational

Leadership

Verna Brown-Tyner

Chief of Staff,

City of Philadelphia

Bryan H. Carter

President & CEO,

Gesu School

Ruby R. Chandy

CEO,

Lumina Advisory Services

John Clayton, Jr.

Director of Diversity,

Inclusion & Workforce

Initiatives,

Independence Blue Cross

Bob Cohen

President,

Acme Corrugated Box Co.

Priscilla Connolly

Co-Founder,

Cristo Rey Volunteers

James Cullen, Esq.

Partner,

Cozen O’Connor

Stephen Gleason

President,

Kairos Real Estate

Partners, LLC

Sabrina Harris

Senior Diversity, Equity

and Inclusion Executive

Kerry Henkels

Mother of four children

Rod Henkels

CEO,

Henkels & McCoy

Ken Kind

President,

van Ameringen Foundation

John R. McConnell, Jr.

President,

Cristo Rey Philadelphia

Melissa McGlinn

Mother of four children

Anne McGoldrick

Chief Financial Officer,

Longview

Michael Moran

Retired Managing Director,

Guy Carpenter & Co.

Rev. Michael Murray, OSFS

Oblates of St. Francis

de Sales

Rev. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS

Vice President for Mission,

DeSales University

Kevin Rassas

John Rooney

Retired Partner,

Deloitte LLP

John Schanz

Former Chief

Network Officer,

Comcast Cable

Thomas A. Shoemaker

PA Market President,

TD Bank, N.A.

Anthony C. Stevenson, Ed.D.

Principal,

Radnor Elementary School

Sean Sweeney

Executive Director,

High Road to Hope

LEADERSHIP

TEAM

John McConnell

Founder and President

Flannery O’Connor, Ed.D.

Principal

Joanna Wusinich, Esq.

Director of the

Work-Study Program

Anna Winter

Director of Development,

Communications, and

Community Affairs

Maryanne Doyle

Chief Financial Officer

Evelin Roman

Director of Admissions

Denis Okema

Director of Diversity,

Equity and Inclusion

Fahv Jimenez

Chief Technology Officer

Anthony Coletta,

MD, MBA

President, CEO &

Chairman of the Board,

Tandigm Health

Robert (Rip) Collins

President & CEO,

The Matworks Company, LLC

Sr. Mary McNulty, IHM

Principal,

St. Francis de Sales

Meg Mitkus

Executive Director,

The Howley Foundation

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WE DREAM

WE BELIEVE

WE LEAD

WE SERVE

1717 West Allegheny Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19132

215.219.3943 | www.cristoreyphiladelphia.org | connect@crphs.org

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