Inviting the Community to Campus

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As part of Holy Family University’s critical presence as an anchor institution in Northeast Philadelphia and beyond – from the community, for the community – Holy Family has welcomed community organizations to its campus to share educational knowledge and to give back.

In June, Holy Family University welcomed students from Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a private Catholic college preparatory high school for students of all faiths, for the University’s three-day Ready, Set, College Residential Program. Cristo Rey’s innovative work-study model allows its students, who are primarily from low-income families, the opportunity to work for major companies in Philadelphia, and 100% of its students have been admitted to college.

The Ready, Set, College Residential Program provided Cristo Rey students with the experience of residential living on a college campus. The program also helped them get started on their college journey with sessions focusing on applying to colleges and writing college application essays.