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Jun 27 2012

CFCA’s partnership with Cristo Rey Kansas City

Laura, Cristo Rey intern at CFCA office in Kansas City

Laura, one of the Cristo Rey interns working at CFCA this year. Laura helped prepare photos and family profiles of children and elderly awaiting sponsorship. These profiles are shown at weekly church presentations around the country.

Every day we see how education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty worldwide.

We also see the importance of education much closer to home ó that is, right here in our Kansas City headquarters.

For six years since the inception of Cristo Rey, our CFCA office has had a local partnership with Cristo Rey Kansas City High School, one of 25 innovative high schools in the Cristo Rey Network. These schools serve culturally diverse students with economic need.

A Jesuit priest, the Rev. John P. Foley, began the first Cristo Rey high school in 1996. He had just returned to Chicago after working in missions in Peru for 34 years.

Our mission of solidarity with those living in poverty complements the Catholic high school’s mission, detailed on its website: “Cristo Rey Kansas City is shaped and energized by the educational vision of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in the Vincentian spirit of service to the poor and partnership with those of means.” Read more