LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Rally to kick off of Catholic Schools Week, celebrating 160 years of Catholic schools in Los Angeles now serving over 80,000 students with safe, affordable, high quality schools throughout Los Angeles.
According to a study from Loyola Marymount University, Catholic schools in Los Angeles provide a high quality education for all students, particularly low-income ethnic minority students in the inner-city. Over 98% graduate from high school in four years according to the figures from the study.
Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez, Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, Kathy Anderson from the Catholic Education Foundation and Shane P. Martin, Dean of LMU's School of Education and an author of the study, will speak and be available for media interviews. Parents, teachers, students also available for interviews.
WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, January 29, 2011 at St. Basil's Parish parking lot (3611 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90010) in the Mid-Wilshire District. Rally begins at 1 PM, speakers available for interviews approx. 1:30-2:30 PM.
For more information or to schedule interviews please contact Meggan McCarthy at (213) 674-4346 x 228 or [email protected]. Video of Catholic school students in classrooms is available upon request. English and Spanish speakers available for interviews.
SOURCE Catholic Education Foundation