Education

Cristo Rey Network

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.cristoreynetwork.org

Mission Statement

The Cristo Rey Network prepares young people with limited options for college.

Main Programs

  1. Educational Enrichment Initiative
  2. Work-Study Program
  3. Post-Secondary Initiatives
Service Areas

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National

The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 30 schools in 19 states and DC.

ruling year

2003

President and CEO since 2014

Self-reported

Jane E. Genster

Keywords

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Cristo Rey, work-study, high school, education, secondary education, college-prep, low-income

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EIN

04-3730980

 Number

0294621861

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 30 high schools that provide a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to urban young people who live in communities with limited educational options. The schools utilize an innovative Corporate Work Study Program to help make private education affordable to students who might not otherwise have access to traditional private schools.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Educational Enrichment Initiative

The Educational Enrichment Initiative has been formulated todefine what it means to be “college ready” and to ensure students’ success in college and beyond. Key priorities include:

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Work-Study Program

All students at Cristo Rey Network schools participate in a work-study program through which they finance the majority of the cost of their education, gain real world job experience, grow in self-confidence and realize the relevance of their education. Students work five days each month in entry-level jobs in professional settings, with the fee for their work directed to support their tuition costs. Our Mission Effectiveness team works closely with the schools to optimize the effectiveness of their work-study programs, help new schools get started, and support those schools dealing with particular finance, job, or enrollment issues.

Category

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Post-Secondary Initiatives

Our Post-Secondary Initiatives partner at the Network works with colleges across the country to achieve a “buy-in” to our mission with the understanding that our students can, indeed, help the universities achieve their own missions. Our 21 National University partners, from Harvard to Santa Clara, give special attention to Cristo Rey students and support the efforts of the Network.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 30 schools in 19 states and DC.

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Financials

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Cnsto Rey Network
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Cristo Rey Network

Leadership

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President and CEO

Jane E. Genster

BIO

Prior to joining Cristo Rey Network, Jane Genster served for more than fourteen years on the senior leadership team at Georgetown University, first as Vice President and General Counsel, and later as Senior Counselor to the President.

Ms. Genster has a longstanding relationship to Cristo Rey. She has served as a member of the Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors and as the organization's liaison to Georgetown University, where she oversaw the University's annual summer bridge program for Cristo Rey and KIPP students. Ms. Genster's work has strengthened the Network's university partnerships and deepened the relationship between the Network and Georgetown, where 53 Cristo Rey alumni are currently Georgetown undergraduates and 21 have earned Georgetown undergraduate degrees.

Ms. Genster combines a distinguished legal career with extensive experience in the fields of education and non-profit governance. Earlier in her career she served as associate counsel for The Washington Post, Washington counsel for NBC, associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, special assistant to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and law clerk Judge Charles Renfrew of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Ms. Genster also taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and as a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Ms. Genster has long been a champion of Catholic education and an advocate for expanding educational opportunities for low-income students. In addition to her work at Georgetown, which also included serving as Interim Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, she was Vice Chair of the Board of the Nativity Miguel Network of Schools and Board President of the Holy Trinity School. She also has served on the boards of several other elementary and secondary schools, including the National Cathedral School and Beauvoir School, both of which she chaired. She also served on the board of the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, Inc.

Ms. Genster received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from the University of Virginia.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kevin Baine

Williams & Connolly, LLP

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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