Guadalupe – St. Cecilia graduate, Mt. Notre Dame class of 2026

Guadalupe's CISE Story

“I am grateful to CISE for the support they have given my daughter. I know that St. Cecilia and Mt. Notre Dame will prepare her for success.
~ Guadalupe’s dad

Guadalupe attended St. Cecilia since kindergarten where she was among the first Hispanic students.

Her favorite subjects are Math and English, and her favorite things about St. Cecilia are the teachers and the ethnic diversity of her classmates.

Lupe, as she is known to her friends, was honored to receive a CISE high school scholarship to attend a local Catholic high school of her choice.

Her future plans include college, where she will pursue a music degree.

Brandon – St. Francis de Sales graduate, Purcell Marian class of 2022

Brandon's CISE Story

"CISE had a large impact on my education and my future at Xavier University in Louisiana."​

Brandon’s first big dream was realized in 8th grade at St. Francis de Sales when he was accepted to Purcell Marian High School. 

“St. Francis de Sales was the best school to prepare me for success,” he smiled, confident in his ability to make things happen through faith and hard work.

Grateful to focus on school rather than how to pay tuition, Brandon thanks CISE donors for their support.

Working to make his next dream a reality, Brandon is studying to be a doctor at Xavier University, Louisiana.

Brooke – St. Lawrence graduate, Seton class of 2018

Brook's CISE Story

"Investing in us make a difference. Not only in our lives, but in our communities as well."

Brooke is a first generation college graduate from Mount St. Joseph University, where she was awarded the 2022 Distinguished Student Award. With a passion for immigration reform, she plans to continue her education in law school. 

Brooke told us, “My Catholic education equipped me with the tools I needed to overcome challenges and succeed.” After 17 years of Catholic education, she is ready to put her skills and faith to work!

She lives every day inspired by words from her 8th grade teacher Judy Mally, “What can I do? How can I help?”