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Cristo Rey Jesuit transforms the lives of its Baltimore students

Cristo Rey Jesuit transforms the lives of its Baltimore students

Opportunity matters in life. Twenty-five years ago, the first person I met at what is now Loyola University Maryland as an incoming freshman was Father John Brunett. He was assigned to be my academic adviser in large part because I was considered an "at-risk" academic admission.

My high school grades were well below the standards of those of my incoming classmates, and my study habits were undeveloped. Yet Loyola provided me an opportunity, and Father Brunett believed in me. He planted the inspiring seed of hope that if I studied really hard, he believed that I would graduate from college.

This story is not unique to me, but it does illustrate the important role that...

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