“If one of your kindred is in need in any community in the land, which the LORD, your God, is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor close your hand against your kin who is in need. Instead, you shall freely open your hand and generously lend what suffices to meet that need.”
Built upon the Cristo Rey Network® model and sponsored by the Jesuits, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School will have a multifaceted impact upon the Atlanta community and its underserved youth.
First, Cristo Rey Atlanta will prepare students for college success by providing a college preparatory curriculum fused with authentic experiences in the corporate world.
Second, the school’s presence will advocate for education reform, proving that at-risk students are capable of academic and professional success when offered quality, affordable education.
Third, Cristo Rey Atlanta students will transform their local communities by breaking the cycle of poverty and violence too often associated with urban settings.
We welcomed our first class of 160 students in August, 2014, and we plan to grow to 500 students by 2017. To keep up the momentum, we need men and women to join our mission as volunteers, donors, and students. We also need Corporate Work Study Job Partners to further our mission. I ask you to give freely and generously of your time, talents, and enthusiasm, and work with us in the spirit of the Deuteronomy verse above to bring positive change to our community.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam,
William J. Garrett