Congratulations to the Cristo Rey Network Class of 2021!
Hello Friends,

I am beyond excited to share the amazing momentum that we have been building. Our board has very generously donated $100,000 to help us secure a $100,000 matching funds grant from the Heckscher Foundation. Also, on May 19th, we went before the Board of Adjustments in the City of North Miami. The exception for the variance was heard and granted with a 7 to 0 vote. Our final step will be the presentation of our site design before the City Council and Design Review Committee for approval on July 13, 2021.
I want to give a very special shout out to our Site Committee Members, Gus Barera, Otto Boudet Murias, Rudy Cecchi and pro-bono Holland and Knight attorneys, Joseph Goldstein and Alessandria San Roman for their tireless efforts and unwavering commitment.
Our dream is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. Thank you for doing your part in making this happen!
On behalf of the future students and extended family of Cristo Rey Miami High School,
we are humbled and grateful!

Yours in Service,
Our Principal Mr. Cesar Muñoz, has been volunteering at Urban Promise Miami this summer. Mr. Muñoz has been facilitating basketball and ping pong activities for the youth. Principal Muñoz said, "It is such a great feeling to be interacting with these students. I can't wait to have this joyful feeling at Cristo Rey next August!"
Congrats to Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles) alumnus ('09), Dominique Jordan,
on being named Vice President and Wealth Manager at First Republic Bank.

After graduating from Georgetown University, Dominique started work at Morgan Stanley where he served as a Wealth Advisor and Financial Planning Specialist. He worked with Morgan Stanley for five years, where he also served on two Diversity & Inclusion Councils. Additionally, Dominique is the Founder of The DJ-JD Foundation, a nonprofit focused on financial literacy in inner city communities, providing scholarships and teaching principles on financial independence.

When asked about his Cristo Rey experience, Dominique said, "My Cristo Rey experience was life-changing. Overall I learned a lot about myself. That is the most important thing I could take away from the experience, besides a diploma...I bring Verbum Dei with me wherever I go.”
We are grateful to
The Heckscher Foundation for Children
for their grant award of $100,000.
We continue to develop our curriculum. We are excited to share that we have identified InquiryHub Science as our for Biology, Chemisty, and Physics curriculums.

Inquiry Hub uses research-based approaches to teaching science in a deeply digital environment. Students contribute resources, observations, data, and analyses to solve larger scientific problems, by focusing on phenomena relevant to students' lives and communities.

Additionally, we are excited about complimenting InquiryHub with Xennial Digital's virtual reality science labs. Check out the video below for an example of a Chemistry lab!
We are excited to announce that our application for admissions for the 2022-2023 school year is now live! We are searching for 100 motivated young men and women to be a part of our historic founding class. Please contact Mr. Muñoz at (305)-209-9089 if you want to refer a family or if you know community and school leaders that could help us spread awareness about Cristo Rey Miami.
We would like to highlight Cristo Rey Phildelphia students who advised CVS on workforce development.
During the collaboration, twelve Cristo Rey Philadelphia high school students presented research and recommendations to 40 CVS executives on how to launch Workforce and Innovation Talent Centers in Philadelphia.

“CVS wanted to know from the perspective of a young student living in Philadelphia what they would want the career based centers to have,” said Joanna F. Wusinich, director of the work-study program at Cristo Rey.

“They developed surveys targeted to our 540-student population to answer those questions for CVS and make recommendations on how they can better improve structure and design,” she added.

Read the full story here.
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