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Transforming urban America one student at a time

Ever since 1840, the Sisters of Providence have been committed to providing quality education to children, furthering the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis.

In 2007, that legacy led the SPs to sponsor Providence Cristo Rey (PCR), a college preparatory school that follows the model born in Chicago by the Jesuits. The Cristo Rey Network uses the tagline Transforming Urban America One Student at a Time. Students who could not otherwise afford a Catholic school education can receive a quality education in a faith-based environment. They study four days per week and then gain professional work experience within the community on the fifth day.

Dr. Margie Crooks, president of Providence Cristo Rey High School.

Doctor Margie Crooks was named president of PCR in November 2017. To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, we’d like to share her blog message with you, to help introduce her and share a bit of inspiration for the future.

Happy Catholic Schools Week!

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Diane Weidenbenner

Diane Weidenbenner is director of marketing and communications for the Sisters of Providence Mission Advancement office.

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