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Our 13th School Year Has Begun!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Pumas Return to Cristo Rey Jesuit
 
 
On Monday, August 19, we welcomed our new and returning students to Cristo Rey Jesuit for the first day of our 13th year. We are at capacity in our school of 500 students.
 
 
With a proven track record of student and graduate success, we are experiencing incredible growth:
 
97% Retention of Upperclassmen
140 Incoming Freshmen 
638 Graduates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sabrina's Summer of Science
 
 
Senior Sabrina Mohamed spent a month at Smith College at its Summer Science & Engineering Program, a four-week residential program for young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Sabrina particularly enjoyed her organic chemistry class because she got to do labs all day. "I was able to be myself--a science nerd." She was also excited to meet other young women from all over the world. "In the STEM career field, there aren't a lot of women, especially of color. It was so inspiring to see women of color enrolled at Smith. It made me think, dang, I can really do this!"
 
Smith College is Sabrina's top choice for college "I don't only want to get a degree, I want to be part of a strong network that's going to inspire me, push me, even after I graduate."
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alumni Achievements
 
 
 
 
 
Yasiri Nuñez, a graduate from the Class of 2015, and now with a degree in Geology from the University of St. Thomas, recently returned to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School to reconnect.
 
Her passion for and mastery of her work was clear as she told us about her field work experiences throughout Death Valley and Zion National Parks. She also researched in Iceland where she worked to collect and analyze samples of organic matter from an inland lake to examine the relationship between geothermal activity and specific microorganism populations over time.
 
Yasiri credited her Cristo Rey Physics teacher, Mr. Hartz, as a leading reason that she majored in STEM, and will pursue a career in STEM.
 
 
 
 
For his Corporate Work Study Placement, graduate Ivan Jimenez ’19 worked at the University of St. Thomas in the Biology department, and has continued doing great things with his team. In June, he traveled to Boston with his colleagues for the EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition to present their project entitled “ Soil Amendments for Enhanced Phosphorus Retention: Implications for Green Infrastructure Design.” This annual research grants program challenges students to research, develop, and design innovative projects that address real world challenges involving all areas of environmental protection and public health. Additionally, Ivan co-authored two academic papers that were published over the summer:
 
 
 
Ivan plans to continue his studies as a student at the University of St. Thomas this fall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partner With Us!
 
 
We are always looking for new Corporate Work Study Program partners!
 
It’s easy for companies to participate—companies pay Cristo Rey directly for the students’ time, and the school handles all administrative details such as payroll, FICA, FUTA, W-4, I-9, etc. Participating companies get diverse, reliable and motivated talent for high-turnover positions, without the cost of additional benefits. 
 
For more information on the Corporate Work Study Program, click here or contact Kate Emmel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Support Changes Lives
 
 
"Thank you for supporting my school! I like Cristo Rey because they provide us with so much support from our classrooms to our Corporate Work Study Program jobs. After I graduate, I plan on pursuing medicine in college.
 
You are bringing me closer to my goals! "
 
Wendy Sanchez '20