ON-Lion Letter
In an August entry on The Marquette Educator, a blog hosted by Marquette University's College of Education dean William Henk, Henk wrote that the college "proudly announces its newest partnership with the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), a feasibility study to determine if such a high school will be right for the city of Milwaukee.  The project became official when our application was formally approved by the Network's board of trustees on August 20."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports both the feasibility study and CRN.

"Working with Cristo Rey is hardly new for us at Marquette," Henk continued.  "For several years we've admitted graduates of Cristo Rey high schools, all of whom have participated in a unique corporate work-study program and a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.  In fact, our institution became a National University Partner for Cristo Rey in 2011, and received a special award for our collaborative efforts at the CRN summit this past July.

"Now we're now going to build upon the mutually beneficial history we've enjoyed with the Network in a precedent-setting initiative," he continued.  "We're gratified and honored to be the very first university in the country to sponsor such a feasibility study, one of several that are currently underway as Cristo Rey, already probably the largest network of interrelated schools in the country, seeks to increase to 50 sites in the next decade."
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