Cristo Rey High School
5218 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19141 215) 219-3943
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o Cristo Rey High School: After School Program Thursday 2:45-6:00
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a college preparatory high school for students from low-income backgrounds, is currently seeking volunteers to help support students' academic achievement. Villanova volunteers will work closely with Cristo Rey teachers to support students struggling in specific academic classes. Villanova volunteers will assist teachers during after school office hours and provide individual and small-group support to students. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about education and social justice, are patient and hard-working, and interested in working with high school students.
The Mission of Cristo Rey
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for students of all faiths who cannot otherwise afford a private education. Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School nurtures and challenges young women and men to recognize and realize their full potential as they grow to love God, respect others and serve their community.
The Pathways Program provides an integrated network of coordinated encouragement, assistance and support for limited-income students to help them grow, learn, and ultimately graduate high school and go on to college, realizing their full potential.
In addition to academic and tuition support, the Pathways Program provides structured opportunities for Cristo Rey students to interact with -- and learn from -- local college students in a positive educational environment. http://www.cristoreyphiladelphia.org/page.cfm?p=501
There will be a new Freshman Service Learning community in fall ’13. The freshman will all be assigned to Cristo Rey. If you are a sophomore you will work alongside new Villanovans
What students have said about Cristo Rey
Cristo Rey is a Catholic high school designed for students who cannot normally afford to attend a private school. Because students have to both maintain certain grades and participate in a work study to maintain their education, they are motivated to be there. The tutoring session takes place once a week. Throughout the year, there is a huge difference in the work ethic and grades that students receive. Cristo Rey has proven to be a rewarding experience and a great way to volunteer, as you can see the progression that students make throughout the year. Cristo Rey allows you to volunteer one afternoon a week in Philadelphia and for many it is a first time experience for volunteering with high school