From Phil McHugh – President and Executive Director of CISE

Thank you for all your positive comments we received about our first quarterly newsletter. We are grateful for your continued interest in CISE!

Under the leadership of Mari Thomas, CISE is participating in a feasibility study to address the needs of our students who may desire a career or technical path rather than a direct route to college. We also know that numerous businesses have job vacancies due to the lack of skilled workers. Ideally, we desire to match the needs of these businesses with the interests of our students to create a winning partnership for our community. Learn more about Mari below and stay tuned as we share our progress.

We are excited to share that CISE has agreed to support our eleventh elementary school, Romero Academy of Annunciation, which will open this fall. This will be our second school in partnership with Romero. As you may recall, the first school was Romero Academy at Resurrection which began in 2020. CISE is very pleased with the success at Resurrection, and we look forward for continued success at Romero Academy at Annunciation.

I would also like to recognize Marilyn Stoeckle who passed away last October. Marilyn was a faithful donor to CISE who also named CISE as the beneficiary of her retirement account. We are excited to re-launch our St. Benedict Society to recognize those individuals, like Marilyn, who have named CISE in their estate planning.

It is through your generosity that CISE continues to grow. Thank you for supporting our mission. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.