Education of the Heart
Scholarships and program support are an important part in continuing the work Mother Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters started during their time of service. To continue this education ministry in New York, our Foundation provides needed funds to help at-risk students receive a faith-based education. Whether it’s monetary support or providing tech items, our foundation strives to uplift our youth.
Pandemic Laptop Donations
Mother Cabrini is an incredible source of inspiration when it comes to uplifting and educating young people. Her education principle – teachers need to “Educate the Hearts” of their students’, which links intellectual competence with moral development and instills a special concern for those persons who are in need – is a vital part of what Cabrini Mission Foundation does to foster the dreams of the world’s incoming leaders.
As part of an on-going mission to provide educational support, Cabrini Mission Foundation purchased 24 HP laptops to assist current students in need of important tech products to continue their online classes and virtual schooling during, and following, the pandemic.
The chrome book recipients have sent us many thank you notes expressing their heartfelt appreciation for this gift, and further proves education is key to opportunity, growth and success. We are grateful to our donors who helped us make this possible. Through this initiative, and all of the programs, Cabrini Mission Foundation continues to carry Mother Cabrini’s legacy forward.
Continuing The Legacy of Education by Giving Back to At-Risk Students
Mother Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters opened a number of schools and provided educational opportunities to children across New York for over 100 years. While the actual schools have since closed, to continue this education ministry in New York, our Foundation provides needed funds to help at-risk students receive a faith-based education.
We are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 school year Mother Cabrini Scholarship awarded academic institutions.
St. Catharine Academy, in the Bronx, New York, offers an all-girls program where the students are prepared for college success, leadership and engagement in the world community, the Foundation’s support of St. Catharine’s will provide tuition assistance to a number of students during the current academic year.
The De La Salle School, in Freeport, New York, provides economically disadvantaged young men with a Catholic education grades 5 through 8. The Foundation’s support will offer their students and recent graduates’ programs to ensure they have the tools needed to excel during and following their time at the middle school.
The Kennedy Children’s Center, in Manhattan, New York, with its high-quality educational services for young children with developmental delays will create a custom-designed sensory garden, which will act as a safe space for the preschoolers, staff and the families to engage in developmentally appropriate learning to build social-emotional skills.
The Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary in Elmhurst, New York. Keenly aware that both the Church and society need strong, dedicated leaders, Cathedral is determined to stay faithful to forming men as gifted thinkers and as generous servants. Whether their graduates don the vestments of pastoral service as priests or deacons or devote themselves to caring for an individual family, a young man who experiences the Cathedral spirit will be ready and willing to be a man for greatness. St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy in Bushwick, Brooklyn is beginning a Children’s Bell Choir.
The academy has the privilege and honor of serving some of the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. Cabrini Mission Foundation’s support will cover the initial costs of the bells, music stands, books, and other materials. They plan to develop a more robust sacred music program in the academy so that the faith formation of their students may also benefit from their music education.
The Foundation is proud to honor the work of Mother Cabrini as well as all of the Missionary Sisters who have and continue to serve as educators – this truly is a life project for the present time and for the future.
Cabrini High School Fights Human Trafficking with “Sun’s Up, Dress Up” Day
Cabrini High School helped fight human trafficking on Friday, April 16, 2021 by participating in “Sun’s Up, Dress Up.” In place of the school’s annual Dressember promotion against human trafficking, Cabrini was inspired with the spring weather for “Sun’s Up, Dress Up,” a collaboration among all students leveraging fashion and creativity to promote the dignity of all women and stand in solidarity against the great modern injustice of human trafficking.
Founded by Mother Cabrini, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus supports two corporate stances, “To support the rights and dignity of all immigrants” and “To stop human trafficking.” This is the driving force behind Cabrini High School’s efforts to fight human trafficking. In keeping with Mother Cabrini’s own service to immigrants and migrants, today’s Missionary Sisters have prioritized work against human trafficking in their mission, in part, because studies show that migrants and immigrants are one of the more significant demographics to be victims of human trafficking.
“Sun’s Up, Dress Up” is a day to dress and advocate by keeping four important points in mind: dignity, fashion, modesty, and femininity. Students could pay two dollars to dress up with dignity, modesty, femininity, and their own fashion. These words guide the Cabrini dress guidelines for every occasion.
The money collected is being rounded up to $1,000 by the Cabrini Mission Foundation and donated to anti-human trafficking initiatives.
Cabrini High School as well as the Cabrini Mission Foundation ask you to join us to pray for victims of human trafficking.