Education Program Impact

Your Gifts Educated and Empowered the Poor

Education can set the next generation free from poverty, but tragically, many poor young people are cut off from opportunities to learn. By directing your gifts toward Catholic schools and scholarship programs, we equip compassionate Catholics to unlock important doors for bright boys and girls who might otherwise never have a chance to attend school. The programs you fund work to strengthen students both mentally and spiritually — a powerful combination that instills them with wisdom and equips them to build a brighter future within their communities.

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach used cash donations from generous donors to fund 59 education projects in 15 countries. Among them was Tlahuac Boarding Home for Girls in Mexico, where we supported teachers’ salaries for the ministry’s on-site Catholic school. We also helped the Daughters of Charity support the college aspirations of Vietnamese students.

2019 Education Facts

2019 Education Facts

Grants

provided to:

provided to:

59

projects

15

countries

Scholarships

awarded to children:

awarded to children:

3,263

Classrooms

constructed:

constructed:

22

TEACHERS’ SALARIES

provided:

provided:

163

Scholarships

awarded to adults:

awarded to adults:

442

We Educated the Poor and Empowered Them

Education can set the next generation free from poverty, but tragically, many poor young people are cut off from opportunities to learn. By directing your gifts toward Catholic schools and scholarship programs, we equip compassionate Catholics to unlock important doors for bright boys and girls who might otherwise never have a chance to attend school. The programs you fund work to strengthen students both mentally and spiritually — a powerful combination that instills them with wisdom and equips them to build a brighter future within their communities.

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach used cash donations from generous donors to fund 59 education projects in 15 countries. Among them was Tlahuac Boarding Home for Girls in Mexico, where we supported teachers’ salaries for the ministry’s on-site Catholic school. We also helped the Daughters of Charity support the college aspirations of Vietnamese students.

2018 Education Facts
cash grants
provided to:
(does not include school projects
categorized as food)
59
projects
in
15
countries
Scholarships
awarded to children:
3,263
Classrooms
constructed:
22
Teachers’ salaries
provided:
163
Scholarships
awarded to children:
442

Highlighted Education Project

Advancement for Poor Students

Vietnam – Project 0500

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach supported the Advancement for Poor Students project in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Funds from Cross Catholic Outreach enabled the Daughters of Charity to reach students from poor, rural families with the chance to continue their education and pursue a life free from poverty. By covering living expenses for students to live in the city and attend college, this project brought hope to more than 200 young men and women.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Students

240 students received financial aid to live in the city and attend college.

240 students received financial aid to live in the city and attend college.

Graduation

76 students graduated from college.

76 students graduated from college.

Greatest Needs

11 recipients surrendered their scholarships to needier students once their situations improved.

11 recipients surrendered their scholarships to needier students once their situations improved.

Giving Back

90% of scholarship students participated in volunteer activities such as helping the poor or serving in their parish Christmas activities.

90% of scholarship students participated in volunteer activities such as helping the poor or serving in their parish Christmas activities.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $88,500 to this project in 2019.

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $88,500 to this project in 2019.

girl in church

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach supported the Advancement for Poor Students project in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Funds from Cross Catholic Outreach enabled the Daughters of Charity to reach students from poor, rural families with the chance to continue their education and pursue a life free from poverty. By covering living expenses for students to live in the city and attend college, this project brought hope to more than 200 young men and women.

Fast Facts

Students

240 students received financial aid to live in the city and attend college.

Graduation

76 students graduated from college.

Greatest Need

11 recipients surrendered their scholarships to needier students once their situations improved.

Giving Back

90% of scholarship students participated in volunteer activities such as helping the poor or serving in their parish Christmas activities.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $88,500 to this project in 2019.

*The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2019. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2019; uncompleted activities were carried over into the next fiscal year.