2020 IMPACT REPORT
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
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
STUDENT BODY DEMOGRAPHICS
INNOVATING IN HOLISTIC EDUCATION
INNOVATING FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE
INNOVATING IN COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS
OUR FUTURE LEADERS ARE HERE
HELP US BRIDGE THE GAP
CRISTO REY PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
AND LEADERSHIP TEAM
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
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
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
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
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
John R. McConnell
Founder and President
2020 STUDENT BODY
AVERAGE FAMILY INCOME
PER CAPITA OF CLASS OF 2024
Muslim & Buddhist
• Christian (Non-Catholic) 53%
• Catholic 29%
• Not reported 8%
• Other 6%
• Muslim & Buddhist 4%
• Black/African American 67%
• Hispanic/Latino 25%
• Two or more races 5%
• Asian/Asian American 2%
• White 1%
OF CLASS OF 2024
• Charter school 36%
• Catholic school 33%
• Public school 21%
• Private Non-Catholic school 9%
• Home schooled 1%
AVERAGE COUNSELOR MEETINGS/DAY
90% 14 23
CONNECTED TO WIFI
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.
earned by students
worked per student
on job site (pre-closure)
Timecard ratings met
or exceeded expectations
97 % 79 %
Job partners renewed
for Remote Work Program
59 student consulting teams
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
12% Manufacturing, Services
8% Chemical & Pharmaceuticals
7% Electrical & Energy
7% Professional Services
5% Construction & Real Estate
5% Media & Technology
5% Retail & Consumer Goods
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
COLLEGE AND CAREER
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
Total Scholarship Dollars Earned
(According to the Pell Institute 2018 Report)
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.”
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.
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
at their Work-Study Job
Total cost of
a Cristo Rey
Make a Gift Today!
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.
• Individuals: 2,210,148
• Corporations & Organizations: 1,688,488
• Foundations: 540,080
• 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.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Robert J. Myers
Ernst & Young
Sr. Stephen Anne
Roderiguez, IHM, Ed.D.
Chief of Staff,
City of Philadelphia
Bryan H. Carter
President & CEO,
Ruby R. Chandy
Lumina Advisory Services
John Clayton, Jr.
Director of Diversity,
Inclusion & Workforce
Independence Blue Cross
Acme Corrugated Box Co.
Cristo Rey Volunteers
James Cullen, Esq.
Kairos Real Estate
Senior Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion Executive
Mother of four children
Henkels & McCoy
van Ameringen Foundation
John R. McConnell, Jr.
Cristo Rey Philadelphia
Mother of four children
Chief Financial Officer,
Retired Managing Director,
Guy Carpenter & Co.
Rev. Michael Murray, OSFS
Oblates of St. Francis
Rev. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS
Vice President for Mission,
Thomas A. Shoemaker
PA Market President,
TD Bank, N.A.
Anthony C. Stevenson, Ed.D.
Radnor Elementary School
High Road to Hope
Founder and President
Flannery O’Connor, Ed.D.
Joanna Wusinich, Esq.
Director of the
Director of Development,
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Admissions
Director of Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion
Chief Technology Officer
President, CEO &
Chairman of the Board,
Robert (Rip) Collins
President & CEO,
The Matworks Company, LLC
Sr. Mary McNulty, IHM
St. Francis de Sales
The Howley Foundation
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