SCA Online News
February 2021
Alma Matters
Alumna Qiana Mickie '93 is a champion for food security

Qiana Mickie '93 is a voice for food justice. After working in the development field and a decade working with the not-for-profit Just Food in New York City, Qiana has become the founding principal at QJM Multiprise. She says, "I am committed to increasing racial, economic, and environmental equity within our food system, policies and communities."

Involved in community work since her days at SCA, Qiana says, "I can see so many ties to my work now from my time at St. Catharine's. Volunteering with the principal, Dr. Nap, being in the environmental club-these things helped me want to make a difference. Dr. Nap saw something in me that I didn't even see at that time. He found ways for me to connect to my voice, to speak about the school and speak about my personal experience. I believe I am passing this gift forward in my social justice efforts to other vulnerable community members."
Around SCA
Social Studies Honor Society, Rho Kappa, 
publishes first issue of RK Magazine

Through this magazine, the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, wants to educate the SCA community. During Black History Month, it is important to raise awareness about Black issues and remember that Black History extends past the month of February and should be spoken about all year.
SCA students reflect on National Youth Poet Laureate
Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem

Students in Ms. Attia's AP World History class reflected on National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem, "The Hill We Climb." The students thoughtful reflections analyzed several lines in the poem including "But this doesn't mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge our union with purpose" and "If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change, our children's birthright."

Read their reflections.
Student Spotlight

Inner City Scholarship Fund - 50th Anniversary Logo

Top row: Camila V., Charlize A.
Bottom row: Cheyenne N., Elena N. and Kathy N.

Five students selected to be part of 
Job Opportunities Program (JOP)

Five St. Catharine Academy juniors have been selected to participate in the Job Opportunities Program (JOP) run by the Inner City Scholarship Fund for 150 juniors in the Archdiocese each year. The program gives students "the opportunity to gain experience in a business setting through job-readiness workshops and paid summer internships at many of New York's most prestigious companies and organizations. 

"Student participants attend a series of career preparation seminars conducted by a dedicated group of volunteers from the business community where they learn basic skills that will help them acquire and retain that first, crucial job in today's dynamic workplace."

The students, Camila V., Charlize A., Cheyenne N., Elena N. and Kathy N., have started participating in the monthly seminars.

Circle the Dates

Make Your Own Brunch Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop on Saturday, April 17th at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom!  Alumna Lauren Paylor '10 returns with Chef Thais Rodriguez.    Please complete the form to register for the event.  Stay tuned on our social media platforms for more information to follow.

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