Featured Partner: Cristo Rey
Cristo Rey Dallas, a private, Catholic high school that opened in August 2015 in Pleasant Grove, enables students to receive a high-quality and affordable college preparatory education. Cristo Rey students are beating national testing averages and mastering job skills through the Corporate Work Study Program, which enables students to work in a professional setting five days per month and earn 63% of their own tuition. Parents pay less than 10% with the balance being funded by the community, making this high-quality, college-preparatory education accessible to all. In the 2016-2017 school year, 71 job partners employed Cristo Rey Dallas students throughout DFW.
The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation was one of the initial funders to bring the Cristo Rey program to Southeast Dallas from Chicago. Mike Terry has held leadership positions on both the planning committees and the Board of Directors.