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Message from the President

”Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

              - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Built upon the Cristo Rey Network® model and sponsored by the Jesuits, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is having a multifaceted impact upon the Atlanta community and its underserved youth.

 

First, Cristo Rey Atlanta is preparing students for college success by providing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum fused with authentic experiences in the corporate world. 

 

Second, the school’s presence advocates 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 are transforming 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 have grown to capacity with 540 students in grades 9-12 and 50 talented and dedicated faculty and staff.  

 

We have enjoyed tremendous support from so many in the Atlanta community:

  • 130 companies who hire our students through our innovative Corporate Work Study Program
  • 100 volunteers tutors who help our students meet the challenges of being in a rigorous high school environment
  • 1,000 generous donors who helped us exceed our $25M capital campaign to raise $30.2M for our new, permanent home at 222 Piedmont Avenue.  

 

To keep up the momentum, please consider joining our mission as a faculty or staff member, donor, volunteer, or student. 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 Jesuit motto, “men and women for, and with, others”.

 

Together, we can change urban Atlanta one student at a time.

 

Ad majorem Dei gloriam,   

 

Bill Garrett

 

William J. Garrett

President

bgarrett@cristoreyatlanta.org