The Opening of Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School
The Howley Foundation is a significant funder of the new Cristo Rey Network school in Raleigh, NC. Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School is the 38th school in the network, which includes schools in 24 states. The network has graduated over 23,000 alumni, including many Howley Scholars from St. Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland and Cristo Rey Philadelphia.
The Cristo Rey Network of high schools delivers a career focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience and support to and through college. The network partners with educators, businesses and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success.
Through the talent and commitment of local communities and generous and enthusiastic support from philanthropic investors, including The Howley Foundation, the Cristo Rey Network has grown over the last 25 years from a single school in south Chicago to a national network of schools. During a period when traditional Catholic schools were shuttering their doors at an alarming rate, the Cristo Rey Network has grown into the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serves students with limited economic resources