Champions for Quality Education (Champions) was founded to strengthen Catholic elementary schools by providing academic, enrichment and capital upgrades to ensure that students receive a top-notch, competitive academic education at their Catholic school.
For over two centuries, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York have provided families with a viable alternative to public school education. Our students are able to learn in a safe, family-friendly environment wholly directed toward instilling young people with such cherished values as kindness, diligence, honesty and altruism. Catholic education produces outstanding individuals across all industries that become productive citizens and give back to the community.
An advisory board guides Champions as it continues to evolve. The program’s goal is to ensure that all regional and parish Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York deliver the programs necessary for student learning and achievement. More than 5,000 donors and 200 dedicated volunteers currently assist this effort to elevate lives, families and communities through our support.
To ensure that our schools are affordable, tuition is set far lower than the cost to educate each child. As result, many archdiocesan schools are unable to provide comprehensive programming that promotes student learning without extra fundraising support. Our challenge, therefore, is to bridge the gap between the true cost of a quality education – and that is why we need your support.
Project YESS Founded
School Advisory Board Program Established
Project YESS becomes a program of Inner-City Scholarship Fund
Catholic Alumni Partnership Launches
Project YESS Renamed
Catholic Education Advancement Office Established
Champions for Quality Education Launched