DC Catholic School Celebrate Success with Family Fun Festival

April 20, 2004

Hundreds of students, their families and supporters of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Center City Consortium schools, which serve financially challenged neighborhoods in the District, will celebrate at a Family Fun Festival. Events include a moon bounce, inflatable slide, face painting, basketball shoot, appearances by Wizards’ dancers and Capitals’ mascot Slapshot and more:

Sunday, April 25, 2004
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
Trinity College’s Trinity Center
125 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC

This fun day will mark the success of the past school year and the Consortium’s $30 million capital campaign. Nearly $28 million has been raised for tuition assistance, professional development and capital improvements to the 13 member schools. More than 100 students from area Catholic high schools will help coordinate activities at the festival, which will also include food and a DJ.

Through partnerships with business leaders, the Consortium brings extra resources, unique educational programs geared to students’ particular needs, expanded professional development and much-needed building renovations to Catholic schools in need in our nation’s capital: Northwest: Immaculate Conception, Nativity Catholic Academy, Sacred Heart, St. Augustine, St. Gabriel; Northeast: Holy Name, St. Anthony, St. Francis de Sales; Southeast: Assumption, Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Francis Xavier and St. Thomas More.

The Consortium’s more than 2,300 students are 65 percent non-Catholic; 50 percent are from families living at or below poverty level; 70 percent are from single-parent households and 99 percent are non-White.

Jennifer Reed
Asst. Dir. of Communications, Schools
[email protected]