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St. Ignatius Loyola Academy
Conceived in the tradition of the NativityMiguel Network of Schools, Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy is an independent, tuition-free Jesuit Catholic middle school for boys of diverse races, ethnicities and religions from families of limited means. The Academy’s mission is to draw from and share with its students the very best spiritual ideals and moral values, knowledge and learning skills, discipline, character formation, and personal care, thereby providing its graduates the opportunity to pursue an excellent secondary education that will lead to college and to lives in which they will be Men For Others.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a Catholic, independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for
students from families of modest means in Baltimore. Sponsored by the Maryland Province Jesuits,
the school offers a strong academic and spiritual program integrated with a corporate work-study
program in a safe disciplined and nurturing environment. The goal of Cristo Rey Jesuit is to prepare
students for higher education and for the workplace. The school opened in September 2007, joining a network of 17 other thriving Cristo Rey Jesuit schools nationwide.
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) gives men and women aged 50 and over the opportunity to serve
the needs of people who are poor, to work for a more just society, and to grow more deeply in Christian
faith by reflecting and praying in the Ignatian tradition. IVC began in 1995 in three cities (Baltimore,
Washington, and Philadelphia) before expanding nationwide. Volunteers commit to a 20-hour work
week for a year and participate in various reflective activities while continuing to live in their own homes.
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) offers women and men the opportunity to work full-time for justice and
peace. Volunteers serve the poor directly and work for social justice. For one year, volunteers, primarily
young adults, commit to living simply and in community as they work among the poor and marginalized.
Ignatian spirituality and theological reflection are woven into the year's experience. JVC East, one of six
regions of JVC, was founded in 1975 and is based in Baltimore. The JVC National Office is also located here.
Network of Schools
The NativityMiguel School movement began with one school over 30 years ago and continues to spread
throughout the country. The mission of the NativityMiguel Network of Schools is to enhance the viability
and vitality of its member schools and strengthen their capacity to deliver uniquely effective, faith-based
education to the middle school students in their care. The first Nativity School opened in 1971 in the lower
east side of Manhattan with the mission of providing high quality education to middle school age boys who
had the potential to succeed academically, but who had no alternative to their troubled public school. These
schools provide a safe place to learn and keep the students away from dangerous influences on their
Provoke Radio originated from the desire of the board of directors of Radio Mass of Baltimore to expand
the audience reached by this ministry and raise the consciousness of listeners in the area of social justice.
From December 2004 through April 2009, each Sunday morning from 10 to 10:30, immediately following the broadcast of the Radio Mass on WBAL 1090 AM, Provoke explored topics of social justice and ethics within the context of inter-religious dialogue. Provoke tackled issues that affect the poor and marginalized, giving a voice not only to them but also to those working on their behalf. Although Provoke is no longer broadcasting, the 96 programs that have been archived are available for podcasting and can be heard online at any time.
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy is in the building adjacent to the church. St. Ignatius parish provides subsidized office space at 801 St. Paul Street, one block away from the church, for the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.