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St. Martin de Porres Academy opened its doors twelve years ago with the promise of giving life-changing opportunities to disadvantaged kids. That promise is being fulfilled as the first graduates are now in college making dean’s lists and winning awards at places such as Villanova, Fairfield, St. Lawrence and Princeton. One former student, a college senior, already has a job offer in engineering.
“I’ve watched these kids develop since they were nine-year-olds. It’s been very special to share this journey with them and see them blossom,” says Allison Rivera, the Academy’s president and a founding teacher. Continue reading here.