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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.Read more
CSF Stellar Student: Julie
Julie is a senior CSF Scholar from Cardinal Spellman High School. A former student of Trinity Catholic Academy, Julie will be graduating from Cardinal Spellman this spring as the class of 2019’s Valedictorian. In the fall, Julie will be attending Boston College to study Biochemistry. CSF is so proud to support incredible students like Julie, who inspire us every day!Click here to read more from Julie!
CSF Stellar Student: Mando Binet
Josearmando (Mando) Binet is a senior at Central Catholic High School and a CSF Scholar. On top of serving his school community as the CCHS student body president, Mando won the D2 Massachusetts State Wrestling Championship for his weight class last week.Click here to read more from Mando!
CSF Stellar Student: Shadi Lopez
Shadi Lopez is a senior CSF Scholar at Saint Joseph Prep in Brighton. On February 8th, Shadi addressed the crowd at the CSF Celebration of Excellence to share her story, her successes and to thank the donors who helped her along the way.Click here to read more from Shadi!
CSF Stellar Student: Kayleigh
Kayleigh is a CSF supported student from East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS). When EBCCS principal Bobby Casaletto asked his teachers “who comes to mind when you think of a ‘Stellar Student’?” Kayleigh’s name came up every time. From fundraising for in-need families, to teaching dance lessons to younger students in her free time, Kayleigh is an example and leader for all of her peers of how to give back and do the best for your community.Read more about Kayleigh here!
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Armani Lamin Finds the Perfect Community
“You are giving us an opportunity that our parents dreamed of – an opportunity many of our parents did not have themselves: a great start in life through an excellent education.”Read more
CSF Scholar Kelli Aquino Accepted to Harvard
CSF boasts a proud college acceptance rate of 100% thanks to the hard work of dedicated students like Kelli. This spring, along with the other CSF Senior Scholars at her school and across 29 high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston, Kelli will graduate from Catholic school thanks in large part to her CSF scholarship. Congratulations, Kelli, on your acceptance into Harvard! CSF wishes you all the best on your college journey!
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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!Click Here to Read Jackie's Story!
Jason Martinez, Lawrence, MA
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.Read More