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President's Message

July 8, 2019

Billy Bludgus, Ed.D.Dear Cristo Rey Miami Family,


A year from now, we will open our doors to 120 of Miami’s bright, talented, hard-working youth, who otherwise would not have access to a private, Catholic, college-prep experience.  Our school will be a place of opportunity, one which works to “level the playing field” for our underserved students and communities. Cristo Rey Miami will also be a great unifier -- a sacred space where students, families, and staff come together with the support of our business and philanthropic communities -- all for a common mission.  Our collective investment in the future of our students, our city, and our nation fills me with a tremendous sense of hope.  


Our countdown clock is ticking, and we have much work to do!  Thankfully, we have hired the majority of our founding leadership team, including our Principal, Cesar Muñoz; Director of Development, Arlene Peterson; Director of Finance, Kate Jackson; Director of Admissions, Issac Carter, Ph.D., and our Executive Assistant, Terri Harding. I hope you will meet each one of them at our Open House this September.

We have been "on the road" with our LAUNCH 2020 campaign, and will continue to be busy raising funds, growing our partnerships, and recruiting our first class of students.  We are so very grateful for the many people who walk this road toward 2020 with us - our incredible board and benefactors, corporate and community partners, committee members and our growing founding staff - who are all working hard to bring the dream of Cristo Rey Miami into reality.  

I ask that you continue to join in our movement in whatever ways you are inspired, called and able.  As supporters of Cristo Rey Miami, you are the foundation upon which Miami's future is being built. 


Thank you for helping to make our progress possible thus far, and I look forward to our ongoing teamwork in mission!


God Bless You,



Billy Bludgus, Ed.D.

President, Cristo Rey Miami High School