ON-Lion Letter

In a recent report from the Education Policy Center of the Independence Institute in Denver, Building Hope:  A Profile of Arrupe Jesuit High School, II education-policy analyst Ross Izard profiles the private high school serving low-income, minority students with a rigorous academic program, its signature Corporate Work Study Program, and a deep-rooted culture of justice, giving, and compassion.  Arrupe Jesuit is part of the Cristo Rey Network of schools.

With the guidance of teachers and school leaders, Arrupe Jesuit students like 17-year-old Rene are beating the odds and heading on to college in large numbers, as told in the report.  The nonprofit ACE Scholarships organization is helping to make opportunities like this one possible, but many more students are waiting to be served than there are funds available to help them.

The inspiring report chronicle Izard's experiences meeting Arrupe Jesuit staff and students, and it tells the human stories underlying the school's success.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Independence Institute, including its Education Policy Center.

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