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Week 10: Viva Cristo Rey!

Much like my first week at Cristo Rey, this week has been full of activity as the teachers and freshman class are back in the building to complete their two weeks of business training. It feels very full circle that … Continue reading

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Week 9: Cristo Rey’s Impact

As my summer winds down and I write my penultimate blog post, I have been reflecting on the impact of Cristo Rey Columbus. After speaking to parents and students, it is clear to me how truly awesome the impact of … Continue reading

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Week 8: Personal and Professional Growth

With the start of week 8 of my internship, things were starting to mostly fall into a normal routine. Just when I thought I was getting into the groove of my work schedule, my Tuesday morning commute surprised me with … Continue reading

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Week 7: The Importance of Storytelling

Throughout my time interviewing Cristo Rey community members for my oral history project, I am reminded of the power of storytelling. These interviews are mainly an hour of teachers, administrators, and board members sharing their authentic stories about Cristo Rey. … Continue reading

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Week 6: An End to Summer School

Last week marked the end of summer school at Cristo Rey, and I was a little sad walking into the school this morning and not seeing students sitting outside the doors in their uniforms. I didn’t realize how much I … Continue reading

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Week 5: Small Wins

I am halfway done with my fellowship at Cristo Rey and the Columbus Foundation, and I cannot believe how quickly it has flown by. The first five weeks of my internship have already taught me so much, but I have … Continue reading

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Week 4: Validation in the Workplace

My biggest fear this summer was being known around the school as, “the student intern.” I work a few different jobs at my university and I have the opportunity to contribute important work, but I always am very clearly the … Continue reading

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Week 3: Wearing Many Hats

After an eerily quiet week at Cristo Rey, the building finally feels like a school again now that around twenty students come in each morning for summer school. Now I get to spend every morning assisting in the classroom as … Continue reading

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Week 2: Recognizing Bias

Week 2 was quieter than last week now that classes have ended, but this week has been no less impactful. As I sat at Cristo Rey graduation this Saturday and watched the class of 2019 proudly walk across the stage, … Continue reading


Week 1 at Cristo Rey Columbus

Hello! I am Liz Webb, a rising junior at The Ohio State University studying Public Affairs with a specialization in Education Policy. This summer I am working at Cristo Rey Columbus High School. Cristo Rey empowers Columbus students from economically … Continue reading

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