On May 9th, Futures in Education of the Diocese of Brooklyn held its annual Angels on the Fairway golf outing, raising approximately $410,000 to benefit the scholarship recipients attending Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens. More...
Many families want their children to have a solid education, grounded in the Catholic faith – but don’t have the financial means to make that happen.
Futures in Education for Brooklyn and Queens is helping these families realize their dreams – through a variety of scholarship programs. Each year, the organization hosts a scholarship fund dinner – which includes some big names. And you might say this year’s event, which took place earlier this week, was a slam-dunk.
A special thank you to Rosanna Scotto for emc-ing the 2012 Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner and to the generosity of our guests who helped us raise $2 Million in scholarship money for students in Brooklyn and Queens Catholic schools. Congratulations to the honorees: Bill Hogan and Chris Mullin!!Click Here to Watch The Video
The Most Precious Blood School (MPB) Glee Club and their director, Pura Gonzalez, were rewarded for their hard work when they were invited to sing at Citi Field on Catholic Schools Night, June 22. Every spring and fall the Mets hold the Catholic Schools Night and donate a portion of proceeds to the schools attending.
New York City nuns call him the angel of angels. This year, John Loconsolo helped pay tuition for 41 Catholic school kids in Brooklyn and Queens through the Be an Angel to a Student Program. It's something the Brooklyn investor and real estate developer has been doing for more than a decade. "We love him," said Sunset Park mom Michelle Brooks, 43, whose 11-year-old son Michael has gotten tuition help from Loconsolo for four years. "It's incredible. There's not even words to describe this man."
Earlier this month, President Obama challenged high schools across the county to compete against each other in the second annual "Race to the Top” educational success program for the chance to have him give the commencement address at their graduation. Not included in the contest, though, are the more than 2 million students in America’s Catholic schools.
If they could participate, the nation's parochial schools would be fearsome competitors.
Thursday marked the first day of the new school year, and Chancellor Dennis Walcott went on a five borough classroom tour with reporters and local officials to commemorate it. NY1’s Lindsey Christ filed the following report.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott continued a tradition Thursday, playing instruments and puzzling over geography lessons with students across the five boroughs on the first day of school, all while being trailed by cameras, reporters and local officials.