DC Catholic Schools Celebrate Success With Family Fun Festival

April 20, 2005

Hundreds of students, their families and supporters of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Center City Consortium schools, which serve students financially challenged neighborhoods in the District, will celebrate at a Family Fun Festival. Events include performances by several school choirs, appearances by the Wizards’ mascot G-Wiz, the Wizards’ dancers and members of the Washington Redskins, and activities such as a moon bounce, inflatable slide, face painting, basketball shooting, rock wall climbing, speed pitching, relay racing, and more:

Sunday, April 24, 2005
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
Archbishop Carroll High School
4300 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC

The day will bring together Consortium families to celebrate the successes of the school year. In addition, more than 100 students from area Catholic high schools will help coordinate the festival activities, which also will include food and a DJ.

Through partnerships with business leaders, the Consortium brings extra resources, unique educational programs geared to students’ 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, and St. Gabriel; in Northeast: Holy Name, St. Anthony, and St. Francis de Sales; and in Southeast: Assumption, Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Francis Xavier and St. Thomas More.

The Consortium’s 2,500 students in Grades PreK-8 are 70 percent non-Catholic; 65 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
Office of Communications
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