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According to the National Council of La Raza, Latino children and youth are the fastest-growing segment of the American population. And while the majority of Latino youth live with two parents, they are still disproportionately poor, and disproportionately disconnected from school compared to the wider youth population. In 2007, 21.4 percent of Latinos ages 16–24 were status dropouts—people who lack a high school diploma and are not enrolled in high school.

At Nativity Jesuit, however, since  implementation of a program involving financial and other support for graduates, 98 percent of alumni graduate from high school (53 percent is the national average for Latinos), and 85 percent of alumni go on to some form of post-secondary education. 

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Nativity Jesuit was recently selected by Seton Education Partners to be the fifth Catholic school in the country to implement its blended learning model of education. (Blended learning refers to integrating online with traditional face-to-face class activities not to just supplement, but to transform and improve the learning process, in a way that still prioritizes relationships.)  “This is a very exciting opportunity for us,” says school President Melodie Wyttenbach, “as it allows us to integrate technology in a way to advance individual student learning.”

“One of the greatest challenges in education is being able to reach all students in a personalized way,” she adds. “Technology has rapidly changed our world, and to be able to use it as a resource and complement to rigorous direct instruction, project-based learning, a longer school day, summer program and holistic education, we will better prepare our students for Catholic college preparatory high schools and post-secondary success.”


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For nearly two years, Jesuits around the world discussed, discerned and prayed asking: “Where do we hear the call of Jesus today as He carries His cross in the world?”, “What is the Church asking of us?”, and “Where are we most needed?” A Universal Preference gives a horizon, a point of reference, an orientation to the whole Society of Jesus. It captures our imaginations, awakens our desires, and unites us in our service of mission.

February 14, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Daniel L. Flaherty, SJ, who died at 2:20 p.m. (EST) on February 13, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 89 years old. Dan was provincial of the Chicago Province from 1973-1979. May he rest in peace.

June 11, 2018 — There are four new Jesuit priests as Frs. Kevin Embach, Nathaniel Romano, Kyle Shinseki, and Tho Vu were ordained on Saturday at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee

December 18, 2017 — The St. Ignatius rugby team has accepted an invitation to play in a prominent international rugby tournament in South Africa.

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