Last fall, Cristo Rey Franciscan High School opened its doors as an affordable private Catholic education option available to families in north Baton Rouge. Just three days into the school year, the Baton Rouge community was consumed by the Louisiana Flood of 2016. Over 4 feet of water flooded the Cristo Rey campus washing away a year of hope, hard work and renovations.
A few weeks ago, Cristo Rey President Brian Moscona announced the school was awarded a $500,000 flood recovery grant by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to help the school return to its original campus.
“When we initiate a capital campaign we are going to be looking to the Baton Rouge community to support the work that we are doing,” Moscona said. “The students of the families that we serve are not going to be the ones that are going to be able to pay for this. So we’re looking for support from the community who believe in our mission, who want to support north Baton Rouge.”
“We are looking for people who believe in Catholic family, who believe in serving families who are low income who otherwise would not have the opportunity to go to a Catholic school and people who are looking to reshape north Baton Rouge.”