National Online Community Celebrating Catholic Education Launched by St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey
JERSEY CITY, N.J. March 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., launched a new online community called "Faith in Education," today. The purpose of this community is to share positive stories about parochial schools in the United States and to inspire support and conversation around the future of Catholic education.
The website, www.havefaithineducation.com
, will feature original and curated content centered on the positives of Catholic education, including feature stories from around the nation, best practices for fundraising and communication strategy, interviews with Catholic education thought leaders, organizations and foundations, and feedback from successful schools.
"Good Catholic schools don't do enough to sing their own praises, and it's up to us to tell our story more clearly," said Dr. Margaret Dames, E.d.D, Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Newark. "Faith in Education is an exciting platform to do just that. By sharing positive stories about Catholic education from all over the country, St. Anthony High School is shining a light on the enduring spirit of a national community."
The site is an extension of the St. Anthony 2020 campaign, a multi-media fundraising campaign launched by St. Anthony High School in 2013. While sharing inspirational stories about its students, faculty and alumni, both online and in the media, the school more intimately realized a connection to parochial communities around the country through a common narrative of simultaneous classroom success and fundraising struggle.
"When we started working on the St. Anthony 2020 campaign, we found something to be true that we knew for a long time: there are so many other communities in the same situation we are in," said Anthony Marano, Chair, Board of Trustees, St. Anthony High School. "We wanted to create a place where people from all walks of life can come together to read positive stories from parochial communities, share and discuss."
About Faith in Education
"Faith in Education" is an online community that celebrates parochial education, with a mission to encourage conversation on a national level, as well as support local Catholic schools by sharing their stories and resources for continued success. The website, www.havefaithineducation.com, was created by St. Anthony High School as an extension of its St. Anthony 2020 campaign and consists of both curated and original content centered on positive stories from the Catholic education community. For more information on the community visit the website or Facebook and Twitter pages.
About St. Anthony 2020
St. Anthony 2020 is a multi-year media campaign to support St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J. The online hub for the campaign includes a blog where readers can follow the journey of St. Anthony and its legendary basketball coach Bob Hurley and receive daily content about the school's success on the court and in the classroom. For more information on St. Anthony High School and the campaign or to donate, visit www.stanthony2020.com.