Creighton Named University Partner by Cristo Rey Network
Creighton University has been named a national University Partner by the Cristo Rey Network. As such the University, the only one in Nebraska, joins an elite group of 20 institutions of higher learning who are partnering to support the mission of Cristo Rey. This network of urban private schools combines education with college prep rigor while giving students experience working in corporate and other professional job settings
Creighton has been working for several years with St. Peter Claver Cristo Rey Catholic High School, one of the schools in the Cristo Rey Network. As part of this program students work one day a week to help pay for their college preparatory education. At Creighton, the high school students from St. Peter Claver are not only exposed to a professional worksite, but also college life. They work at various offices on campus but also shadow students, take an admissions tour, meet with faculty members and participate in other college activities.
“Such collaboration is at the heart of our Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University to provide quality education to those who deserve it despite challenging circumstances. Creighton is proud of its association with Cristo Rey Network and our mutual commitment of educating women and men who will make a difference in our world,” said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. president of Creighton University.
This year Creighton has 12 students working on campus.