Cristo Rey Kansas City
211 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City MO 64111-1327
100% of Cristo Rey Graduates Accepted to College, Again
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 457-6044
Mission Statement

Cristo Rey Kansas City aims to break the cycle of poverty through education and student work experience. Through an innovative model, the school reaches under-served youth and provides a Catholic, college prep education enhanced by required work-study experiences. The student body reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the metropolitan area. The unifying characteristic of its students is that all come from high-economic need backgrounds. The goal is to help each student become college ready, enter college and persist to college graduation. 

Cristo Rey opened in 2006 and is the only co-educational, Catholic high school within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public School District. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, programs build upon the the sisters' more than 150 years experience in education. With its first class of graduates in 2010 and in each successive year, 100 percent of the school's graduates have been accepted to college.

One of 32 schools in the Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey utilizes a unique work-study component that allows students to work one day each week to offset approximately half of the cost of education. Classes are scheduled so that students do not miss instruction time for work. At Cristo Rey, students learn to work and work to learn.

OUR CORE VALUES: 
  1. Respect: We believe in the dignity and worth of each person and we value treating everyone with courtesy and utmost regard.
  2. Integrity: We value honesty and authenticity of character and action.
  3. Responsibility: We value a trustworthy accountability in all our works and relationships. 
  4. Partnership: We value connecting and working with others to promote cooperation and new possibilities.
  5. Spirituality: We believe in God's constant, loving presence and we value openness to divine guidance in all we say and do.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director John O'Connor
Board Chair Steve Clifford
Board Chair Company Affiliation Ernst & Young, Retired Managing Partner
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

Cristo Rey Kansas City aims to break the cycle of poverty through education and student work experience. Through an innovative model, the school reaches under-served youth and provides a Catholic, college prep education enhanced by required work-study experiences. The student body reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the metropolitan area. The unifying characteristic of its students is that all come from high-economic need backgrounds. The goal is to help each student become college ready, enter college and persist to college graduation. 

Cristo Rey opened in 2006 and is the only co-educational, Catholic high school within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public School District. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, programs build upon the the sisters' more than 150 years experience in education. With its first class of graduates in 2010 and in each successive year, 100 percent of the school's graduates have been accepted to college.

One of 32 schools in the Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey utilizes a unique work-study component that allows students to work one day each week to offset approximately half of the cost of education. Classes are scheduled so that students do not miss instruction time for work. At Cristo Rey, students learn to work and work to learn.

OUR CORE VALUES: 
  1. Respect: We believe in the dignity and worth of each person and we value treating everyone with courtesy and utmost regard.
  2. Integrity: We value honesty and authenticity of character and action.
  3. Responsibility: We value a trustworthy accountability in all our works and relationships. 
  4. Partnership: We value connecting and working with others to promote cooperation and new possibilities.
  5. Spirituality: We believe in God's constant, loving presence and we value openness to divine guidance in all we say and do.
Background Statement

HISTORY & ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

The first Cristo Rey high school, and subsequent model for 32 other high schools, began in 1996 in Chicago as a response to a need for quality, private education for students in economically deprived areas. Parents were not able to afford a traditional private school tuition, so a solution was devised whereby students worked in order to finance their education. Cristo Rey schools are unique in that every student works one day a week in the corporate community to earn a majority of the costs of their education.

The corporate work study program (CWSP) helps students gain insight into what it takes to do certain jobs while forming their own dreams about college and their future. CWSP is an innovative cornerstone of the curriculum of every Cristo Rey high school. 

A 2004 feasibility study determined that Kansas City was an appropriate site for a Cristo Rey school. Once it was deemed feasible, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth agreed to sponsor the school. The school site was chosen and the building was renovated.  Kansas City has long needed a school such as CRKC. The 2006 report “Time to Get it Right: A Strategy for Higher Education in Kansas City” indicated that Kansas City lacks opportunities for its increasing African-American and Latino populations. Over 55% of African-Americans without a high school diploma in Kansas City are unemployed. At 40%, Latinos do not fare much better. Cristo Rey will address this dire need. Young men and women with a with a Cristo Rey education will be prepared to go on to college, achieve the career of their dreams, and enjoy a brighter future.

Impact Statement
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Cristo Rey Kansas City exists to serve students with economic need. In an age of consolidating and closing urban schools, we are meeting a very real and present need of the urban community. For the 2017-18 academic year, the school serves 386 students, freshman through seniors.  Cristo Rey was reaccredited by AdvancEd in February 2015.
  1. Cristo Rey educates students of diversity. Our students come to us from 35 metro area schools, from different faith traditions and diverse ethnic backgrounds: 56% Hispanic, 35% African American, 3% Caucasian, 1% Asian, and 5% identifying as other ethnicities.
  2. Cristo Rey Kansas City is in the fourth year of implementation of a five-year strategic plan, calling for ambitious instruction, facility improvements, and the continued development of financial resources to ensure stability into the future. The strategic plan for academics includes:  implementation of a STEM-focused curriculum; dual enrollment for college credit; arts enhancements; and ongoing development of differentiated instruction.
  3. Cristo Rey has students working at more than 120 different organizations across the metro area in a variety of industries - from law firms to hospitals to banks and educational institutions. Over 90% of our employers rated our student workers as "Outstanding," which was the top rating.
  4. Cristo Rey has had eight graduating classes. In each of those classes, 100% of the graduates were admitted to college. Of those students, 87% were the first in their families to attend college. Cristo Rey Kansas City is truly breaking the cycle of poverty.  
  5. Cristo Rey is committed to seeing student to and through college. Currently, 63% of alumni have graduated or are persisting to degree completion. This compares favorably with the national statistic of 9 - 14% of high economic need students who achieve college graduation.
  1. Raise approximately $2.3 M through grants and contributions to meet budgetary obligations.
  2. Engage new partners to provide the work-study experience essential to a Cristo Rey education. As the school grows, there is need for 25 additional full-time work-study jobs (4 student positions with each full-time job).
  3. Ensure that our students get the necessary credits to graduate from high school and are college-ready upon graduation.
Needs Statement
  1. Funds for expanding programs and services—especially in our academic and corporate work study programs - as we meet the needs of our students. 
  2. Technology in the classroom for students and teachers.
  3. A crisis fund to help families who cannot afford the family financial commitment of $10 - 30 monthly.
  4. Sponsorship of extra- and co-curricular program - athletic teams, Robotics, fine arts and theater.
  5. Transportation program enhancement to and from work sites and to and from residential neighborhoods.
  6. Continued maintenance and improvements to the physical facility.
Service Categories
Secondary & High Schools
Youth Development Programs
Roman Catholic
Areas of Service
MO
KS
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
A Cristo Rey education knows no boundaries. Students come from a variety of neighborhoods and backgrounds. The unifying characteristic is that each must demonstrate that his or her family does not have the resources to attend any other private school.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Cristo Rey Kansas City has met many challenges over the past decade. Opening a high school for students on both sides of the state line means that students, from different school districts, come with widely varying academic skills and abilities. Faculty have instituted academic programs and scaffolding to help students catch up to their grade level.
 
The Cristo Rey Network has initiated an Educational Enrichment Initiative, and Cristo Rey Kansas City participates as a leader school. This program offers teachers intense training and professional development so that they are able to meet the demands of an urban classroom. The program will ultimately create college preparatory curriculum guidelines that are aligned with what a student needs to know to be successful in college - not just graduate high school.

Another area CRKC continues to focus on is coordinating students’ academic and corporate work experiences. One of the objectives of a Cristo Rey education is that students see practical applications between their classroom studies and the workplace experiences. Teachers and staff may visit work sites to observe students in a different setting and see the work they do on the job. They are then able to help students see real life applications of their academic experiences.  

Cristo Rey has worked diligently to secure work-study placements for its students. The Corporate Work Study staff have had to put in a great deal more time to find job openings for our students. We continue to look for job opportunities to introduce our students to the work world.  

Cristo Rey students currently work at over 120 area businesses and non-profits.  On performance reviews, over 90% of Cristo Rey students were given the top two ratings - Good or Outstanding - for their job performance.  I am proud of the staff who work so tirelessly to make this incredible opportunity available to families from the urban core.

I believe that education is the key to a better life. For Cristo Rey students, with four years of college prep education and work experience when they graduate, they will be well on their way to this better life.

Programs
Description Every student at Cristo Rey is "college prep." Accordingly, all take core curriculum. Graduates have earned 33 credits, which is 9 more than the state requires. Students are eligible to participate in the A+ Scholarship Program, which provides scholarship funds to graduates of designated high schools who attend a participating colleges. Aditionally, upperclassmen may enroll in college-level coursework through the dual enrollment for college credit program. 

Cristo Rey is part of Project Lead the Way initiative, which focuses on inquiry-based learning. The school is in an intensive second-year focus on increasing literacy in every student.

What students learn in the classroom parlays into real world scenarios through work-study. If students know that what they are learning serves a purpose and has real world applications, they are much more likely to invest themselves in schoolwork and want to succeed in academics. In a recent study exploring the reasons why American students drop out of high school, 81% of the dropouts surveyed said there should have been more opportunities for real-world learning. Students must see the connection between school and getting a job, and Cristo Rey provides this platform.
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

Cristo Rey measures short-term success in the following forms:

  • Students come to Cristo Rey with varying degrees of preparedness, academic coaches assist teachers in closing academic gaps in core subject areas
  • 41 juniors and seniors qualified for dual enrollment for college credit in 2015-16, earning 277 credit hours and taking 87 courses
  • Continued growth in the numbers of students eligible for admission to the National Honor Society and the National Hispanic Honor Society
Long-Term Success
While Cristo Rey began serving the community in 2006, it looks to the Cristo Rey Network to benchmark with other urban schools:
  • Using the ACT program of standardized tests, the cumulative target is to ensure that each student achieves a two-point growth in test outcomes each school year.
  • 100% college acceptance for all Cristo Rey graduates 
  • 87% will be the first in their families to attend college
Program Success Monitored By Cristo Rey students have closely monitored quarterly grade reports for effective evaluation. Students take the ACT sequence of tests - Explore, PLAN and ACT - at the beginning and end of the school year. Staff uses results to differentiate the curriculum as needed. Not only will these scores make them available for scholarships and be a part of their college admissions dossier, but they also give students confidence in taking longer, standardized tests. As a member of the Cristo Rey Network, the school also administers "end-of-course" exams, which are normed across the 32-school collaborative.
Examples of Program Success With  its first graduates in 2010, Cristo Rey Kansas City has achieve a 100% college acceptance rate for its graduates. With persistent tracking, the Alumni Director confirms that 65% of Cristo Rey graduates currently are enrolled in or have graduated from college. National studies indicate that only 9-14% of ethnic and racial minority students with high economic need are likely to complete college within six years. The Alumni Director maintains ongoing contact - through campus visits, email correspondence, social media and events - to ensure that graduates have ongoing support to persist to college graduation.  
Description In addition to the challenging academic offerings of CRKC, students also commit to workforce development. All students at Cristo Rey Kansas City work five (5) days a month in metro area organizations as diverse as DST Systems to Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Teams of four students fill the position of a full-time 40-hour a week employee. The Corporate Work Study Program provides three weeks of interpersonal and work skills training to prepare students for their work. By working in entry-level corporate positions students become productive members of society, finance a majority of their own education and empower themselves to see past their urban setting to college and beyond. CRKC brings hope to the urban youth throughout Kansas City. A longer school day and school year ensure that no instructional time is lost due to the work-study program.
Category Employment, General/Other Youth Job Training & Employment
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
CRKC Students have proven to be valuable employees for our corporate job sponsors. CRKC currently works with over 120 corporate employers, over 90% of whom have continued their relationship from year to year. Other measurements include:
  • All students attend a mandatory three-week summer work training institute.
  • Students receive three performance reviews annually.
  • 90% of students score “Outstanding” or “Good” on performance reviews.
Long-Term Success Cristo Rey partners with the business community to develop Kansas City's future workforce. Our students represent a young, educated, diverse work force with strong ethics. Cristo Rey Network studies confirm that most alumni will live and work as adults within the metro area of their high school. In addition to language resources and racial and ethnic diversity, Cristo Rey graduates will bring to future workplaces a maturity and self-confidence beyond their years.
Program Success Monitored By The CWSP does several activities to ensure student successes once they are at their work-site. Corporate sponsor supervisors and students alike complete evaluations. The CWSP Director monitors these performance evaluations to ensure mutual satisfaction. The Director also facilitates two site visits per year to meet with supervisors and monitor student performance. The grade students receive in their CWSP class is a culmination of a long year of their hard work. Annually, upperclassmen rotate through one week of job-skill refresher courses prior to beginning their assigned job for the school year. 
Examples of Program Success
CRKC students have garnered praise from their employers who note on the students’ time sheets that they are making their mark and being noticed on the job:
  • “Quick learner! Very professional dealing with patients and coworkers. Has great sense of humor.”
  • “She is a wonderful associate. Well beyond her 15 years. Competent, reliable and quick. All the earmarks of an excellent employee.”
  • “He has adapted well to the workplace. He is very thorough and diligent, ready to ask questions when not sure. He is open to help in all areas of the office.”
 
In addition, over 90% of CWSP job sponsors continue their relationship from year to year. This exceeds the 90% average annual business retention rate for Cristo Rey model school nationwide. Human resources managers indicate that the students do real work.
 
Description

Fully 39% of students are insured by Medicaid, and 25% of its families are uninsured or have an unknown insurance status. Through an aggressive home and school coordination of services, Cristo Rey assists families in getting the services they need.    

  • Because inner city youth face pressure to engage in drug and alcohol use, 100% of our students received drug and alcohol awareness and prevention education.
  • Children who live in the inner city—particularly African-American and Latino children—suffer disproportionately from asthma. As a result, 100% of CRKC students suffering from asthma have individual Asthma Action Plans.
  • Studies show that many inner-city children could benefit from mental health services. Less than one-third of children needing mental health services receive adequate treatment. 100% of Cristo Rey students identified as requiring regular counseling receive needed services.
The school's mental health counselor and school nurse are on the front lines responding to whatever health issues present themselves with our students.
Category Education, General/Other School Health Services
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
  • 100% of students with special health care needs are identified and plans developed for them.
  • 100% of students with identified vision and hearing needs receive referrals for treatment.
  • All students receive education on the impact on the body of dietary behavior.
  • All student athletes and parents receive education concerning concussions.
  • All students receive information on how stress and anger impacts behavior and are taught effective coping skills for dealing with problems.
  • All students are taught to identifying attitudes and behaviors leading to successful learning.
Long-Term Success The long-term success of the outreach and counseling/health services is difficult to quantify, however the best indicator of success is that student's healthcare needs (both mental and physical) are met. An indicator of this is that CRKC continues to receive funding from the  Healthcare Foundation of Kansas City and has been commended for the outstanding work that we are doing with students in this area. If students’ basic needs are met, they are better able to concentrate on their academic studies and their corporate work-study jobs. If they learn the tools they need for such things as peer pressure, stress management and anxiety (something they will likely encounter in college), they will be better equipped to handle what they will encounter later in life.
Program Success Monitored By Evaluation is based on results of the above activities. If activities do not produce the expected results midway through the program (August to December), barriers and incorrect assumptions are analyzed and alternative methods are tried. The principal, president, nurse and counselor gather information evaluate the success of the activities with particular student/family cases. The end-of-the-year evaluation includes whether or not goals were met with students and analysis of the causes of failure to meet goals. We determine which activities were successful. Those that worked will be reused. Those that did not work are discarded and new strategies are devised for the following year.
Examples of Program Success
  • 100% of students with special health care needs are identified and plans developed for them.
  • 100% of students with identified vision and hearing needs receive referrals for treatment.
  • All students receive education on the impact on the body of dietary behavior.
  • All student athletes and parents receive education concerning concussions.
  • All students receive information on how stress and anger impacts behavior and are taught effective coping skills for dealing with problems.
  • All students are taught to identifying attitudes and behaviors leading to successful learning.
Description Campus Ministry works to provide service opportunities and spiritual development to CRKC students. Throughout the school year, students are engaged in a variety of activities that include, but are not limited to, retreats, prayer services, community service opportunities, theology classes, and social gatherings.  Because we believe that education of the whole person includes spiritual and moral development, Campus Ministry is a key component of the education we offer.
Category Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
There are some tangible benchmarks to indicate the program’s effectiveness:
  • 100% of CRKC students must pass four years of theology.
  • Every student participates in liturgical experiences. 
  • All students are required to perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service per year.
Long-Term Success

Our Campus Ministry department creates opportunities for growth in spirituality, service and fellowship.

All students at Cristo Rey have the opportunity to enhance their faith formation during their time at CRKC.

  1. All students have four years of  theology as part of the curriculum. 
  2. All retreats are held off-campus which provides an additional indication of the importance of these days for our students.  
  3. All students have an opportunity to participate in liturgical experiences at least once a month. 
  4. All students have community service opportunities so they can perform acts of charity and learn about social justice.
Program Success Monitored By It is not easy to quantify the Mission Department’s long term success. Students can go on retreats, pass their theology classes and attend liturgies, but how can we know if the program works or not? One positive indicator that the Kansas City community notices is the volunteer work students do. Non-profit service beneficiaries mention students' efforts in their newsletter or on their website (Seton Center). Students reflecting and praying together are documented in the paper (Kansas City Star). A half-day visit to a college is remarked upon by an entire college and religious community (University of St. Mary and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth).
Examples of Program Success
  • A program of Senior and Junior Christian Leaders has been initiated to help plan campus ministry activities and help infuse a spirit of discipleship and mission in the student body. A choir has been formed to lead the singing at liturgical events. 
  • When preparing for Mass, students are more skilled at reading and have adapted a deeper respect for the sanctity of prayer.
  • Students are also able to write prayers of petition individually or in a group. Because they are studying prayer, they are able to facilitate a discussion as to what we pray for and how we pray during liturgy.
Description
Cristo Rey students are offered a variety of extracurricular activities to complement their interests and academic development.  From coding camps to robotics, sports teams to student government, Cristo Rey aims to meet students where they are and give them tools and confidence to develop as well-rounded young adults. Our club offerings are unique because they are driven by student interest.  
 
We offer all major sports for boys and girls except football.  The offerings are important because they allow students to develop interests, build their physical fitness levels, and learn how to play as part of a team.  A great amount of learning occurs on a playing field and Cristo Rey is committed to teaching its students sportsmanship and fair play in their pursuit of any interest. Athletics are also a way to build school spirit and pride.
Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success We have 10 active club offerings. As Cristo Rey grows, so will our organizations. We offer all major sports for boys and girls except football.  These offerings are important because they allow students to develop interests, build their physical fitness levels, and learn how to play as part of a team. Our students are able to invest themselves in these activities and enjoy this facet of student life.
Long-Term Success Extracurricular activities offer students the opportunity to learn leadership skills, including team work, conflict resolution and group motivation. Students can apply what they learn from organizations in a multitude of ways! Cristo Rey Kansas City strives to break the cycle of poverty through education; these extracurricular activities and athletics are one way that students can apply their education in practical ways.

Extracurricular activities and athletics give students and opportunity to pursue their interests! They gain confidence in their unique talents and abilities. They learn to appreciate the results that hard work can bring. They also get the opportunity to enjoy themselves in a structured setting. The benefits from these activities are numerous and will serve students well in higher education.
Program Success Monitored By We continue to monitor program success from year to year. We have a student activities director who is responsible for overseeing the development of our organizations. We also have an athletics director who ensures the quality execution of our sports programs. These two individuals, in collaboration with our faculty and staff, ensure the strong growth of our extracurricular activities so they may serve our students well for years to come.
Examples of Program Success Itzel, a rising junior, is an example of a student who has benefited from involvement in organizations and athletics. She pursues her creativity and artistic interests through art club -- she even designed our mascot, the Puma! Itzel is active in our Campus Ministry organization, serving on the student leadership team. She maintains her athleticism through her participation in Running Club and Walking Club. This past year, she danced at our Kansas City Dances with the Stars event. Itzel excels in the classroom, standing out for her strong academic drive.
CEO Comments
Cristo Rey Kansas City remains committed to the holistic approach to education—body, mind, and soul. We strive to provide the best college prep education possible for our students so that they will be prepared to handle the rigors of college. We also believe our corporate work study program enhances our students’ academic experience. Students not only work to finance their own education, they encounter real-world scenarios where they can see their lessons put in to place. Whether it is personal finance, mathematics, science or one of their other subjects, students see the value and importance of academics carrying over into their work.
  
This holistic approach also includes ensuring that the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of our students are met. We have a nurse on staff to see to any illnesses and a full-time counselor on staff to work one-on-one with any student who needs it. Cristo Rey must provide the fundamentals of health care because of the needs of the inner-city population we serve. With their basic needs met, students can then concentrate on being successful in the classroom and at work. We also want our students to develop spiritually. We welcome students of all faith traditions and we want them to deepen their spiritual lives. The campus ministry office organizes retreats, daily morning prayer and all-school and small group liturgical services. Spiritual direction is available to anyone who requests it—staff, students or their families. By attending to their spiritual needs, we empower our students to become moral and ethical citizens.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director John O'Connor
Term Start June 2017
Compensation $125,001 - $150,000
Experience

John O'Connor was appointed as the new president of Cristo Rey Kansas City High School for the 2017-18 school year. As a career educator, O'Connor brings experience in public and private high school education.  

Prior to leading Cristo Rey, O'Connor was Principal of Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California. CBC High School served 1,400 students and had a teaching faculty of 90.
 
O'Connor earned a Master of Arts in School Leadership from Baker University. His passion for, and enthusiasm about, the mission of Catholic education, and Cristo Rey in particular, is evident in his day-to-day interactions at Cristo Rey.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dr. Kathleen Hanlon June 2011 - July 2017
Sister Vickie Perkins, SCLAug 2005 - May
Senior Staff
Title Principal
Experience/Biography Ms. Kallman has a BA in Spanish from the University of St. Mary and a Master's in Education also from USM. She taught high school for six years, middle school for four and eleven years as a Catholic school principal.
Title Development Director
Experience/Biography Mr. Stith received his Bachelor's from Marquette and his Master's in Education from the University of Notre Dame. He spent two years teaching in Kansas City, Kansas through the ACE program. Before coming to CRKC, he worked as Development Director at Notre Dame High School in Chicago.
Title Admissions Director
Title CWSP Director
Title Director of Instructional Technology
Title Director of Finance
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 54
Paid Part-Time Staff 10
Volunteers 100
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 80%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3
Caucasian 42
Hispanic/Latino 9
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1
Other (Please Specify) East Indian
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 43
Male 22
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
  • 120 area business and non-profit job sponsors 
  • Ladies of Charity of Greater Kansas City
  • 100 Black Men 
  • Mattie Rhodes Center
  • Chambers of Commerce of Greater Kansas City (MO) and Kansas City, Kansas
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • MainCor 
  • Avila University 
  • University of St. Mary 
  • Rockhurst University 
  • KU Med 
  • Research Hospital 
  • MidAmerican Nazarene 
  • Providence Medical Center 
  • Seton Center
  • Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Accreditation2015
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Reaching for ExcellenceWDAF Fox 4 News2016
Mikayla BridgewaterHoratio Alger Scholar2016
Jordan PlowmanGreat Plains Conference Coach of the Year2016
Accredited for five more yearsAdvanceEd (formerly North Central)2015
Urban Hero - Sister Vickie PerkinsGreater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce2010
No Place for HateAnti-Defamation League2015
NomineeEMMY2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Board members feel a strong foundation has been put into place in all areas of operation at Cristo Rey. With the tremendous growth the school has experienced in the last couple of years, the board is thankful for the dependable and seasoned leadership team in place to guide the school. Board efforts will continue to be focused on developing a strategic plan for the school as the rapid growth in the school’s start-up years begins to stabilize. The Board will continue to evaluate and address the needs of the school so the momentum and community support built in the start-up phase will continue for Cristo Rey.
Board Chair
Board Chair Steve Clifford
Company Affiliation Ernst & Young, Retired Managing Partner
Term Sept 2016 to Aug 2017
Email steve.cliffordadvisory@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Stephen Clifford Ernst & Young
Mr. Kerm Fendler Retired CEO, MedTrak
Mr. Shawn Hughes City of Kansas City
Ms. Jackie Loya-Torres Commerce Bank
Ms. Ellen Martin Community Volunteer
Ms. Alejandra Couchonnal McManus Bayer Healthcare Animal Health
Mr. John Murphy breifnemarkets
Mr. John O'Connor Cristo Rey Kansas City
Mr. James O'Sullivan Midwest Trust
Mr. Kevin Rauckman BOSC, Inc.
Ms. Bridgett Romero Lathrop & Gage, LLP
Rev. Pat Rush Visitation Parish
Mrs. Lisa Shadid Community Volunteer
Mr. Matt Sharples TriCom Technical Services
Mrs. Marny Sherman Community Volunteer
Mr. Jeff Smith Polsinelli
Sister Phyllis Stowell, SCL Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Mr. Chip Toth JCI Industries, Inc.
Mr. Steve Troester PGAV, Inc.
Mr. Marc Woodward Hallmark
Rev. Gary Ziuraitis CssROur Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 88%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Academic Affairs
Board Governance
CEO Comments Board members agree that a strong foundation has been put into place in the first decade of operation at Cristo Rey. With the tremendous growth the school experienced in recent years, the board is thankful for the dependable and seasoned leadership team in place to guide the school. The Board will continue to evaluate and address the needs of the school so the momentum and community support built in the start-up phase will continue for Cristo Rey.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,900,000
Projected Expenses $4,900,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990 for Cristo Rey.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$3,356,464$1,657,160$1,613,837
Government Contributions$276,533$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$276,533$0$0
Individual Contributions------
$666$0$0
$1,364,953$500,565$374,611
Investment Income, Net of Losses$5,192$3,284$6,096
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$513,304$627,777$612,359
Revenue In-Kind$130,031$0$0
Other$0$153,322$189,288
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$4,159,423$3,596,556$3,468,874
Administration Expense$629,646$537,302$346,880
Fundraising Expense$301,573$249,859$197,623
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.450.810.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%82%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%11%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$8,539,962$6,222,273$7,083,660
Current Assets$6,761,773$4,794,809$4,479,818
Long-Term Liabilities$235,849$401,972$438,404
Current Liabilities$240,088$93,730$74,929
Total Net Assets$8,064,025$5,726,571$6,570,327
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities28.1651.1659.79
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%6%6%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Individual Donor $300,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Hall Family Foundation $133,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Individual Donor $130,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments
Cristo Rey's 990 reflects how hard we have worked to secure potential funding and to ensure that our school is given the best opportunity to succeed. At enrollment capacity, tuition and revenue from jobs is projected make up a majority of the school’s income.
 
CRKC is not a tuition-driven institution, although most families pay some amount toward tuition - some as little as $20.00 per month. At full enrollment, CRKC remains confident that raising manageable budget shortfalls through fundraising is realistic and achievable. To be successful in the future careful steps must be taken to ensure the school's viability now.
Organization Name Cristo Rey Kansas City
Address 211 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 641111327
Primary Phone (816) 457-6044
CEO/Executive Director John O'Connor
Board Chair Steve Clifford
Board Chair Company Affiliation Ernst & Young, Retired Managing Partner
Year of Incorporation 2005