Volume 33, Number 5 • October 21, 2014

AD: Diocese of San Jose
E-edition

Friday, October 24, 2014
News 
Sections 
E-editions 
 Keywords:
one or more words required
all words required
forced & ordered phrase
Multi forced & ordered phrase
words with exceptions
Help
 
 Issue date:
Date Format: dd-mm-yyyy

   
Sobrato Family Foundation award launches 21st century Catholic education initiative
Posting Date: 06-25-2013


The Sobrato Family Foundation has awarded the Diocese of San Jose a $2 million matching grant, to jumpstart launch of the St. Katharine Drexel School Initiative, an effort to deepen academic outcomes for more than 2,000 students at seven Catholic schools, creating 21st century school models.
A key component is a strategic partnership between the Diocese of San Jose and the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University resulting in a new Academy of Blended Learning.
More than 100 teachers and administrators will participate in a year of professional development and receive a new Certificate in Blended Learning to help drive transformation of the schools.
Named after an American saint renowned for her commitment to Catholic education, the Drexel Initiative constitutes a new “system” of Catholic elementary education.
It leverages governance models and technology capabilities that make Catholic schools more effective, efficient and sustainable while growing an already strong Catholic identity. Seven elementary schools are participating: Most Holy Trinity, St. Patrick, Holy Spirit, in San Jose; St

Joseph in Mountain View; Resurrection and Catholic Academy in Sunnyvale, and St. Clare in Santa Clara.
The Sobrato Family Foundation is recognized for its Catholic philanthropy and education—by not only investing financial resources, but also working closely with the institutions that benefit.
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath said, “The Diocese of San Jose is very grateful to John Sobrato and his family for their continued support in education as evidenced by this lead gift to transform our Catholic schools.”
The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management will present the Sobrato Family Foundation its Best Practices Award at its 2013 annual meeting, to be held at Santa Clara University June 25.
“They exemplify a spirit of collaboration, partnership and cooperation to achieve the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people,” said Kerry Robinson, Executive Director, National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management.
The Sobrato Family Foundation is a place-based grantmaker that invests exclusively in nonprofits serving those most in need in Santa Clara, San Mateo and southern Alameda counties.

 
- The Valley Catholic

 
 
10-21-2014 - Reconnect: Come As You Are
10-21-2014 - Bishop McGrath delivers State of the Diocese remarks
10-21-2014 - Faith Formation Conference is Priceless, Hugs are Free
10-21-2014 - Official Assignments [10-21-14]
Highlights
News - In The Diocese
Official Assignments [10-21-14]

Reconnect: Come As You Are

Bishop McGrath delivers State of the Diocese remarks

Sections - Marriage & Family Life
Be in a ‘holy hurry’ to share Gospel, love others

Sections - Spanish News
“La Fe y la Esperanza en la Vida Eterna Fuentes de Nuestra Vida Cristiana”

Sections - Catholic Schools
Saint Francis National Merit semifinalists set record again

Bishop Daly helps celebrate Parish Day at Presentation High School

Cristo Rey Wins First Volleyball Game

Welcoming Mass for Cristo Rey High School

-
Saint Lawrence Academy Sports

News - In The Church
Daily recitation of rosary ‘key to world peace’

Newly named Chicago archbishop takes cues from pope: listen and nurture

News - Nation/World
Family synod midterm report stirs controversy among bishops

Sections - Commentary
Blessed are the Merciful, for Mercy Shall Be Theirs

News - Community
Dia de Los Muertos celebration set for Oct. 25 at Calvary Cemetery

On a Firm Foundation – Celebrating and Investing in our Community

Father John Farao describes his prison and exorcism ministries to the Santa Clara Serra Club

Detention Ministry [10-21-14]