Catalyst Maria Post-Secondary News

The Catalyst Maria Post-Secondary team has had several inspiring events over the last two weeks, which contribute to their incredible results of one of the highest college persistence rates in Chicago!

On October 1, dozens of alumni, staff, and loved ones gathered at SPIN Chicago to celebrate an incredible 10+ years and 850+ graduates at Catalyst Maria High School! 

Catalyst Maria also hosted their annual Post-Secondary Choices Fair (pictured below). This event provides juniors and seniors networking opportunities with over 35 colleges, universities, workforce programs, and union representatives. Scholars had the opportunity to engage with representatives and learn about the different opportunities available to them after high school graduation.

Finally, last week CMHS held virtual admissions interviews for Adrian College through the school's Project Intersect partnership. The Class of 2023 had 24 scholars accepted to Adrian and they collectively earned $1,620,000 in scholarships! These scholars will then go on to compete for the full tuition scholarship Adrian offers Catalyst seniors each year. 

This is the 8th year of the Project Intersect-Catalyst Maria partnership. We are so grateful to Adrian College and Project Intersect, which has resulted in 16 CMHS graduates who are currently attending or have graduated from Adrian!

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