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Challenge Grant – Nurture a Soul

May 9, 2012 by holyname

Holy Name of Jesus School is one of 20 inner-city Los Angeles Catholic Schools selected by the Catholic Education Foundation for a Weingart Foundation Challenge Grant worth $25,000 per school. Each dollar raised by Holy Name of Jesus School between now and June 30, 2012 will be matched, dollar for dollar, to provide scholarships for up to 25 new students enrolled for the 2012 – 2013 school year.

Catholic schools serve as a pathway out of poverty for inner city children. 98% of our Holy Name of Jesus School children go on to college. We provide scholarships / financial aid to over 80% of our students and welcome families of all faiths. Our population is 75% African American, 23% Hispanic and 2% other. Every child who attends Holy Name of Jesus School learns to play a musical instrument and our acclaimed children’s choir has performed at Los Angeles Cathedral. Our students participate in accelerated reading and math programs and participate in team sports. Our boys’ basketball team placed in the 2012 Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) finals for the second time this year. 2012-2013 enrollment is open now. Holy Name of Jesus School educates the mind and spirit of children in an academically rigorous, safe and nurturing environment. We provide the lifelong benefit of a Catholic education.

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