For more than 200 years, the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of New York have provided quality education, playing an instrumental role in allowing children from under-resourced New York City neighborhoods to have access to safe, faith-affirming environments, along with premier college preparation. These schools perform far above national averages, with 99% of high school seniors graduating, and 98% of those students going on to pursue post-secondary education. These schools change the lives of students and their families at a fraction of the cost of public schools. These are high-yield investments with returns that span generations.
In order to provide students with their best opportunity of success, the Archdiocese has been a long-time innovator in novel ways to ensure that more underserved young people can have access to the best Catholic education possible. For instance, in 1971 they created the Inner-City Scholarship Fund to provide sponsors to promising individual students. Another program is Champions for Quality Education, initiated in 2015, including 200 volunteers from among the rich community of professionals in the city. Through its School Advisory Boards, members collaborate with participating school principals to create tailored business models specific to student needs.
By leveraging Champions‘ deep expertise in finance and marketing, the Champions’ advisory boards work to enhance school offerings and outcomes by, for instance, supporting mathematical, technological, and artistic programs. Further, they have overseen hundreds of capital improvement projects over the last four years, ensuring that students learn in comfortable, safe, and aesthetically pleasing environments.
The Archdiocese of New York invites professionals to consider using their talent and resources on one of these boards, to help more young people obtain the education and future they deserve.
To find out more about advisory boards, check out https://www.championsforqualityeducation.org/volunteer/