In July 2013, the Partnership announced that it had signed a historic agreement with the Archdiocese of New York. This agreement granted the Partnership broad authority to offer educational, administrative and operational services on behalf of six inner-city pre-K through 8th grade Catholic schools. This is the first time that an independent organization has been given the opportunity to manage a set of Archdiocese of New York schools and reflects the Partnership’s 20-year track record and unwavering commitment to inner-city Catholic education.
The Partnership is thrilled with this opportunity to improve academic achievement levels, operations and finances at these schools to benefit all the students that attend them.
The Partnership network officially launched in September 2013.
It includes six schools in two geographical areas and will serve over 2,000 students, nearly all of whom receive free lunch:
The Partnership network is a collaborative effort between the Partnership and the Archdiocese of New York. The Archdiocese retains governance control of the six schools and owns the six buildings. In addition, it implements the religious curriculum at these schools. The Partnership has broad authority to provide these schools with educational, administrative and operational services. The Partnership manages all school finances, budgets and operations.