Changing Lives Through Education

Co-president Eleanor Raggett receiving the award
Front row: co-presidents Anita Dunn and Eleanor Raggett; Back Row: Rosemary Nelson, Barbara Ferrell, Gayle Johnson, Shari Fisher

The Ladies of Charity of Metropolitan Kansas City received the Founders Day award for their years of service to Cristo Rey Kansas City on November 11, 2016. Pictured are co-president Eleanor Raggett receiving the award and some of the Ladies of Charity who have been involved with the high school. The high school is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. From opening day in September of 2006, the ladies served in many ways:

  • As janitors (cleaning classrooms, boards, restrooms, painting walls)
  • Tutoring students
  • Helping in the student clothing center
  • Providing office help
  • Serving as Vincentian friends to students
  • Helping with entry testing
  • Working in the current literacy program
  • Providing catering help for the first “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser
  • Providing financial help to graduating seniors so they could pursue a college education

Many of the students are the first in their families to attend college.

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