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CSF Intern and Scholar Alumna, Jackie Garvey

CSF Intern and Scholar Alumna, Jackie Garvey

CSF is thrilled to welcome scholar alumna Jackie Garvey as their new Marketing and Communications Intern! At her interview, Jackie made it apparent that she really wanted to give back, and dedicate her time to the Catholic Schools Foundation, since they had done so much for her and her family through scholarship support. She is a wonderful addition to the CSF staff!

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Jason Martinez: “Stellar Student” turned “Stellar Supporter”

Jason Martinez: “Stellar Student” turned “Stellar Supporter”

When Jason Martinez, CSF Scholar Class of 2012 from Central Catholic High School, received his scholarship award from the Catholic Schools Foundation in 2008, he never imagined that a few years down the road, he would be gainfully employed at one of Boston’s top businesses and in a position to give back to the very organization that had helped him reach such success. He never imagined that he would have an opportunity to raise money that would directly impact students from his hometown in Lawrence so that they too could receive a life-changing education.

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Leaving Sudan for A Better Life: Taban’s Story

Leaving Sudan for A Better Life: Taban’s Story

Taban Manyok, an 8th grader and Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) Scholar at St. Pius V School in Lynn has been attending Catholic school since 4th grade.  Prior to that, Taban was at a local public school and faced many challenges that impacted his ability to learn. Taban’s mother, a refugee from Sudan, was fortunate enough to find an advocate through South Sudanese Enrichment for Families (SSEF) when she was struggling to make ends meet in a new country. Through the help of SSEF, Taban, his mother, older sister, and one-year-old brother have been able to successfully adjust to a new life in America, one with greater opportunities and hope for the future.

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Fortune smiles on you

Fortune smiles on you

“My name is Fortune Kalala and I am a former Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF) scholarship recipient, and dinner keynote speaker. I am currently a senior at Stonehill College getting a bachelors of arts degree in Healthcare Administration. I’m writing to you to tell you a story; a story that wouldn’t have had a happy ending if it were not for great people like you.”

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Stellar Student Spotlight: A message from Michelle Cassidy, proud parent of CSF Scholar, Malik

Stellar Student Spotlight: A message from Michelle Cassidy, proud parent of CSF Scholar, Malik

“As a family we’ve faced numerous hardships, many of them related to complications with my health…It has been incredibly hard on my children, but they have remained positive. Malik’s scholarships, both through the Catholic Schools Foundation and through Boston College High School, have lifted a heavy burden from my life.”

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From Haiti to Brockton: Nithaelle Finds a Home in Catholic School

From Haiti to Brockton: Nithaelle Finds a Home in Catholic School

A Message From our 2015 Dinner Speaker, CSF Scholar, and graduate of the Cardinal Spellman class of 2015

“Sitting alone on that plane as a 7 year old girl flying from Haiti to Boston, I assure you I never believed any of this would have been possible.  But because of my parents’ undying commitment, my outstanding Catholic education and your generous support, my future is bright.  I stand before you tonight, confident, humbled and eternally grateful.”

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Homeless Children Find their Place in Catholic Schools

Homeless Children Find their Place in Catholic Schools

“We know that if we can provide these families with a stable, high quality education, their ability to break the cycle of homelessness is greatly increased.”, said Mike Reardon, Executive Director of the Catholic Schools Foundation. You, our most generous and caring supporters have allowed for the Catholic Schools Foundation to form meaningful and prosperous partnerships over the years.

Today, we are excited to announce our newest partnership with Horizons for Homeless Children — one of Massachusetts’s few organizations to focus exclusively on the needs of young homeless children and their families.

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