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Notre Dame High School

 303 Haverhill Street
 Lawrence, MA 01840
[P] (978) 689-8222
[F] (978) 689-8728
www.ndcrhs.org
[email protected]
Maryalyce Gilfeather
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INCORPORATED: 2003
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 02-0296284

LAST UPDATED: 09/08/2015
Organization DBA Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School
Former Names Notre Dame High School (2012)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School is to provide a Catholic, affordable, culturally sensitive, college preparatory education enhanced by professional work experience for young men and women from families with limited income.

Mission Statement

The mission of Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School is to provide a Catholic, affordable, culturally sensitive, college preparatory education enhanced by professional work experience for young men and women from families with limited income.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $3,361,000.00
Projected Expense $3,361,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Academic Support and Assistance Program and Center for Academic Support and Assistance
  • Corporate Work Study Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

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Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School is to provide a Catholic, affordable, culturally sensitive, college preparatory education enhanced by professional work experience for young men and women from families with limited income.


Background Statement

The journey to open the school began in August, 2001 when the Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation awarded a grant to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to study the feasibility of opening a Cristo Rey-model school in the Archdiocese of Boston. Founded in Chicago in 1996 by Father John Foley, the vision of this educational model was to offer a rigorous, college preparatory, high school education with a Corporate Work Study program to low-income students, enabling them to achieve their potential and build a better life for themselves. NDCR replicates this model by providing economically and academically challenged students with a focused and goal-oriented learning environment and experience in the corporate sector that pays for the majority of their educational costs. NDCR students complete high school, acquire fundamental work skills and are well-prepared to pursue a college education.


Impact Statement

Founded in 2004, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School (NDCR), located in Lawrence, Massachusetts, provides a quality, college preparatory education to some 300 low-income, predominantly minority area youth yearly, placing a full 100% of its graduates into four-year colleges. Through our signature Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), every NDCR student takes a full course load of college preparatory coursework for four years, while they work one day each week to fund a portion of their tuition. We link all of our students, which last year numbered 295, with internships at a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the Merrimack Valley. Employment partners include legal, banking, health care, government, environmental, and medical technology industries as well as municipal and nonprofit organizations, such as schools, libraries and senior centers. Last year, NDCR CWSP students were ranked #1 in overall job performance for the second time within the 28-member Cristo Rey Network schools; a full 99% were ranked by their supervisors as “Meeting or exceeding expectations.” Since inception, all of NDCR’s 384 graduating seniors have all been accepted to four-year colleges, including Boston University, Georgetown University, the University of Notre Dame, the College of the Holy Cross and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Some $25 million in financial aid and scholarships has been awarded to NDCR students, a testament to the quality and tenacity of our students and staff.

Our current enrollment is 281 students. We are proud to report that our new Director of Admissions is herself an NDCR graduate, and that our current Principal is a long-time Lawrence educator and community leader. NDCR is fully accredited by NEASC. We are open to students of all faiths and cultures and serve only economically-disadvantaged students.

Needs Statement

The majority of our students reside in the City of Lawrence, which recently recorded an unemployment rate of 11.9%, as compared to the national average of 7.2%. Lawrence is one of the most economically-depressed cities in Massachusetts, with an average income of $30,509. This means that the majority of NDCR families live at our below the poverty level and require substantial financial assistance to subsidize the cost of their child’s college-focused education.we are also seeing an ever-increasing demand for tuition assistance from student’s families. The cost to NDCR to educate each student is $11,200.Although tuition last year was a modest $2,800, a full 84% of our families were unable to afford this amount, paying instead an average of $1,465 towards tuition.  Last year, NDCR distributed $388,674 in financial aid. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, we have only $366,000 set aside in our agency-wide budget for financial aid for the 2014/2015 year. Additionally, CWSP students work at either a paid job placement at a local business or at a job placement at local nonprofit. These financially-strapped nonprofits are typically unable to pay NDCR for the cost of an internship. In FY15, the cost of supporting these “non-paying” internships will be $476,000. 


CEO Statement

It is a joy to welcome you as I begin my new role as President of Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School. What an incredible journey it has been for me since those early days in 2002 when I participated in the initial research for the feasibility study of a Cristo Rey School in Lawrence to serving as the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program for the last five years. In my positions over these initial ten years, I experienced such awe and pure delight in the growth of our school and students in this remarkable city of Lawrence. So often we hear that, with change, comes opportunity. Sarah Caldwell speaks to the importance of seizing opportunities no matter how they present themselves. She tells us to “Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can, for there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” Being a “life-long learner” is a quality that I cherish and strive to practice daily. It is my privilege and desire to continue to use these learning opportunities to transform our school community into a premier educational institution of Lawrence. I am looking forward to serving the NDCR community through the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Cristo Rey Network of schools.I look forward to helping continue the successful track record of every single NDCR senior being accepted to a four-year college as has been accomplished since our first graduation in 2008. My deepest gratitude goes out to all of you who are helping to make this school the remarkable learning community it is today. Your commitment to our young people allows us to continue this unique, formidable and proven model of educational success that gives all of our students a road filled with opportunity and promise for a new life. Your enthusiasm for our mission makes NDCR a stronger community of learners who are spiritually rooted, intellectually curious and active global citizens for the good of God’s human family. 

Board Chair Statement

At Notre Dame Cristo Rey in Lawrence, our Board members are staunchly committed to the mission and goals of both the Cristo Rey Network and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur's call to "educating for life". Committee work, good communication, strategic planning and regular meetings of the Board as a whole provide multiple opportunities for the Directors to understand, support and contribute to the life and energy of the students, staff and administration of NDCR. Each director sees the future of the students as a personal call to participate in the unique elements of NDCR, particularly the Corporate Work Study program, through with each student works in real job situations at least one day each week. The success of the graduates in their ongoing studies and careers is our motivation to continue to strengthen and develop the programs offered at NDCR.

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Our zip code is 01840. We serve Lawrence, Massachusetts and surrounding communities in the Merrimack Valley including Haverhill, Lowell, Methuen, and North Andover. 

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Secondary & High Schools
  2. Education - Secondary & High Schools
  3. Education - Secondary & High Schools

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Academic Support and Assistance Program and Center for Academic Support and Assistance

The Center for Academic Support and Assistance was launched in September, 2012 and was designed to accommodate students who come to us with poor placement test scores, performing below grade level, or have failing grades. CASA is available daily to our students after-school from 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The program is kept small so the participating students receive more individualized instruction. Students not specifically assigned to CASA are also welcome to drop-in and use the after-school remedial activities.

 

The fifteen freshmen students who have been identified to participate in ASAP have standardized test results that indicate they are performing below grade level in critical areas. In some cases, students have scored at a fifth grade level. ASAP students report to school 5 days per week during the first marking period (September-December). On the day when they normally work in their work-study job placement, they receive instruction in arithmetic skills, reading, grammar and usage, study skills, and computer use. They come to school for the full day and attend 7 separate class periods: two each in Math and English Language Arts, one each in computers and Corporate Work Study Program skills, and a study period. Members of the NDCR faculty provide instruction with assistance from the Title I teacher and tutors. 

Budget  $74,775.00
Category  Education, General/Other Tutorial Programs
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Hispanic, Latino Heritage Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

These new programming efforts provide a more structured intervention to our low-income population of students targeting those who are performing below grade level. The aim of the program is to improve our students’ retention rates and better prepare our students for a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Long-term, program outcomes should include improved standardized test scores and ensure success in college.

Program Long-Term Success 

The academic supports are intended to not only remediate underperforming students in specific academic areas, but also to enrich and enhance the students’ high school experience by improving their chances for academic success. By improving academic performance, targeted students will gain self-confidence and build a positive self-image. The NDCR student is ambitious. Unfortunately, their intellectual talents in many cases have not been challenged for any number of reasons. Because we are offering the remedial ASAP program only to those students who need it most we expect to see positive changes in academic performance for 100% of participating students reflected in their test scores, grades, and GPAs. Overall, the program will help these new freshmen students get off to a good start during their first year of high school by helping lay the foundation for academic success.

Program Success Monitored By 

The assessment of these newly launched remedial activities will be ongoing. Student academic progress will be closely monitored in ASAP. The initial assessment of each student’s study habits and learning styles will help to gauge the impact of the program when compared to post test data. Other quantitative data to evaluate the new program will include attendance numbers at the Center and hours of tutoring. We also anticipate that our students will be more effective employees in their job placements and we will assess these changes through our regular CWSP evaluation procedures.

Examples of Program Success 

Maintaining a focus on student success and our overall mission has allowed NDCR to make college a realistic option for every student. Helping our students, many who are first generation college-bound seniors, to break down the barriers to attending college is a primary focus of the school. NDCR is thrilled to report that each graduating class has had a 100% acceptance rate into a four-year college.


Corporate Work Study Program

The NDCR Corporate Work Study Program's (CWSP) goal is to provide students with an opportunity to work in local businesses and non-profits.The fact that they earn a portion of their own tuition, gain real-world work experience, and have significant mentoring opportunities empowers them, gives them confidence, and opens up possibilities that otherwise might never have been available to them. Each year, students have internships at a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations within a 25-mile radius. The employment partners provide services that range from legal, banking, health care, food and environmental industries to education and housing opportunities. Students provide needed services such as data entry, internet research, customer service, IT support, front desk reception, and other office work. NDCR also provides transportation to and from the job site to ensure that the students arrive on time and there is consistent attendance at the job placements. As a result of working in a business environment, where student employees are often mentored by their employer/co-worker, students acquire overall job experience, marketable skills, and begin to build a professional resume.

 

The CWSP prepares young people to take on responsibility and begin to integrate vocational knowledge and career interests. It is the starting point for these young adults to think realistically about their future. Through the job training program, inner-city youth who often have low self esteem and no formal employment qualifications, will grow in confidence as they learn and realize that they have career options that can improve their future. Laying the groundwork for economic self-sufficiency for our community’s young people will help build the local economy and break the cycle of poverty that so many of our families face. Ultimately, it will shift our students from social dependence to self-sufficiency, help them escape poverty, and enable them to actively contribute to society.

Budget  $408,000
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Hispanic, Latino Heritage Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

1.       Provide students with a real-world workplace experience in which they must apply fundamental academic and interpersonal skills to be successful

2.       Link academic program content with the workplace

3.       Provide students with workplace supervisors to help them adjust to the demands of the modern work environment

4.       Motivate students to develop a strong work ethic and client/customer focus

5.       Introduce students to the roles of nonprofits in their community

Program Long-Term Success 

Several key benefits of students’ participation in the CWSP include:

  • Stronger focus on career interests and goals, and understanding of the connections between academic skills and workplace requirements

 

  • Students attain a deeper understanding of specific careers and different industries

 

  • Specialized learning experiences that could not be provided within the confines of the classroom

 

  • Increased personal success, which may motivate interest in other school subjects and activities

 

  • Students become more aware of the changing role of technology in the operation, location, and types of careers and businesses
Program Success Monitored By 

Successful outcomes for the Corporate Work Study Program are measured in the following ways: 

  • Formal performance reviews involving both student participants and employers in a detailed evaluation;
  • Weekly informal performance reviews through written comments on time sheets and conversations between NDCR program administrators and employers are collected; and
  • Semester grade is assigned to each student based on their participation in the CWSP.
Examples of Program Success 

The CWSP program contributes to the success of NDCR students in their educational efforts insignificant ways. First, CWSP participation helps students contextualize their classroom learning through practical work experience. The CWSP also instills the discipline necessary to successfully pursue a college-preparatory curriculum. Their workplaces require accuracy, determination, and persistence—learned qualities which enable them to study harder and better. NDCR students are motivated to succeed because they recognize that a combination of successful participation in the CWSP and classroom proficiency will greatly enhance their profile for college admissions counselors and thus their chances of being admitted to the schools of their choice.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Sr. Maryalyce Gilfeather Ph.D., SNDdeN
CEO Term Start Apr 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Sister Maryalyce Gilfeather is the newly-appointed President of NDCR. She previously served as the Vice President of NDCR, and well as its Director of the Corporate Work Study Program. While under her leadership, this program had a 93% retention rate of Corporate Partners, and our 292 student workers were twice ranked highest in the national Cristo Rey network for work performance—98% were rated as meeting or exceeding supervisor expectations. Prior to her work at NDCR, Sr. Maryalyce served on the Leadership Team of the IpswichProvince of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, served as the Director of Sponsorship for community-owned schools for the IpswichProvince and was the Dean of Students at the Boston College School of Education. Sr. Maryalyce holds PhD. and MA degrees from BostonCollege, and a BS from SalemState. Her overall responsibilities at NDCR include monitoring and supervising all administrative and fiscal management functions at the school, and a commitment to advancing itsmission to underserved youth in Lawrence.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Kathryn Desmarais Executive Director of CWSP Ms.
Ms. Delia Duran-Clark Principal --
Sr. Maryalyce Gilfeather Vice President of Administrative Services --
Mr. Frank Mele Chief Financial Officer --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 28
Number of Part Time Staff 19
Number of Volunteers 37
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 90%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 37
Hispanic/Latino: 10
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 30
Male: 17
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Lorraine Connell Sister
Board Chair Company Affiliation SND Congregational Finance Office
Board Chair Term Sept 2013 - Aug 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Sept 2013 - Aug 2016

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Ralph Acaba Raytheon Company Voting
Mr. Thomas Beaudoin Nuance Communications, Inc. Voting
Ms. Cynthia Byrne Sovereign Bank Voting
Mr. John Chory Latham & Watkins Voting
Sr. Lorraine Connell Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregational Office Voting
Mr. Anthony Conti Forum Analytics Voting
Sr. Ellen Dabrieo Sisters of Notre Dame Voting
Mr. John DeJesus None Voting
Mr. Edward Delaney None Voting
Mr. Robert Forrant PhD University of Massachusetts Lowell Voting
Mr. Theodore Gaffney BTMU Capital Corporation Voting
Sr. Marylayce Gilfeather NDCR Voting
Ms. Mary Hill Canavan Retired Voting
Mr. John Houlihan Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Voting
Ms. Joan Mailhot Fred C. Church Insurance Voting
Sr. Mary Murphy Notre Dame High School Voting
Mr. George Nammour Maclaren Associates Voting
Mr. Harry O'Hare Johnson O'Hare Voting
Ms. Danelle Radney Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Voting
Mr. Fritz Von Mering Miles River Management Voting
Ms. Jessica Yu MITRE Corporation Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 17
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Lebanese
Gender Female: 7
Male: 12
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
  • Technology

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $3,361,000.00
Projected Expense $3,361,000.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $3,555,852 $2,994,134 $1,769,880
Total Expenses $3,908,797 $3,562,402 $3,159,965

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,249,544 $1,034,902 $875,908
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,130,279 $1,790,017 $784,945
Investment Income, Net of Losses $9,662 $848 $585
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $103,399 $149,390 $88,473
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $62,968 $18,977 $19,969

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $2,428,528 $2,292,733 $2,059,889
Administration Expense $1,294,667 $1,101,088 $923,865
Fundraising Expense $185,602 $168,581 $176,211
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.91 0.84 0.56
Program Expense/Total Expenses 62% 64% 65%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 14% 14% 18%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $5,253,126 $5,571,292 $6,385,000
Current Assets $1,425,727 $1,514,907 $916,819
Long-Term Liabilities $1,248,365 $1,293,612 $1,437,963
Current Liabilities $363,849 $283,823 $384,912
Total Net Assets $3,640,912 $3,993,857 $4,562,125

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $49,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose The past several years were productive for NDCR in measurable ways. The launching of the Making History Capital Campaign in 2007, under the leadership of our dedicated Trustees, leadership team, and many community volunteers raised $4 million that together with a very low interest $1 million loan was used to fund the major $5 million renovation of our school building. The generosity of our donors and supporters has been extraordinary, particularly in light of this time of austerity. Undoubtedly, the efforts of all those who participated in the campaign will touch many lives and long enhance the educational experiences of our students. The physical transformation of our school has strengthened our ability to provide a first-rate educational experience for our students and has successfully shaped the future of NDCR. At the start of the school year in 2009, students were welcomed back to the fully renovated NDCR school building. They were in awe of the 39,000 square feet of modernized classroom and administrative space. Each classroom is more spacious and equipped with technology so that we can meet the demands of educating students in the 21st century. Other enhancements include new science labs, tutoring spaces, faculty offices, and dedicated spaces for a school library and a computer room. Specific projects accomplished include: • Construction of twelve (12) adequately sized and equipped classrooms • Creation of Science Laboratories, School Library, and Computer Room • New Conference/Program Centers and Administrative Offices • Upgraded plumbing and electrical systems • Installation of new heating & cooling system, fire alarms, and sprinklers
Campaign Goal $5,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Jan 2007 - June 2013
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $4,505,897.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.92 5.34 2.38

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 24% 23% 23%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Notre DameCristoReyHigh School’s long term vision since the start of the school in 2004 has been, and continues to be, to graduate confident, academically successful students who are spiritually rooted, intellectually curious, active community and global citizens and college graduated leaders. In our ten years of employing a successful education model, we have graduated seven classes and are starting to see this long term vision come to fruition with several of our college graduates coming back to Lawrence, MA, two of them having recently been hired by NDCR. Our short term goal is to increase our financial reserves and resourcesso that we may continue our mission and vision strategically, proactively and in preparation for any external influences out of our immediate control.

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

As our 2014 strategic plan comes to a close in December, we are currently in the process of finalizing a five year plan to take us through 2019. The high level objectives we expect to finalize in our 2015-2019 strategic plan include: a.Identity (mission, vision, values) b.Admissions c.Infrastructure d.Financial Support e.Academic and Career Success

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

a.Proven education model of success through a Corporate Work Study Program b.Dedicated, determined and experienced/professional faculty and staff c.Faithful, passionate and growing volunteer and donor base d.Active and strategic Board of Directors and Corporation of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur e.Member of the Cristo Rey Network (28 schools in urban cities across the U.S.) Willingness, desire and passion for becoming the premier high school in Lawrence

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

a.Successfully accomplishing objectives laid out in 2015-2019 strategic plan b.Continuing 100% acceptance into four-year college track record

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

Accomplishments: 
·100% of NDCR’s 384 graduating seniors over the last seven years have been accepted to four-year colleges such as Holy Cross, Merrimack College, Boston University, Regis College, Fairfield University and GeorgetownUniversity ·$5M Capital Campaign resulting in complete renovation of 100-year-old school building ·Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
·$25 million in financial aid and scholarships has been awarded to NDCR students by colleges and universities since 2008
·95% retention rate from freshman-sophomore year in college
·99% of student performance rated as meeting or exceeding expectations by workplace supervisors
·#1 in overall workplace performance for second time within the Cristo Rey Network of over 8,000 students in 26 high schools throughout 24 urban cities ·Updated total fleet of vans over the last three years (transportation method for student workers)
 
To Be Accomplished:
 
·Long term financial reserves and resources
·Additional staff resources to meet demands of school and strategic plan ·More course offerings to stay competitive
·Full enrollment due to lack of space / ability to secure another building for high school
·90% paid jobs for student workers due to location restraints