Guest Speaker: Richard F. Clark
Founding President of Saint Martin de Porres High School
Rich was born in Boston and raised in Chicago. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds an M.A. in Religious Education from Loyola University, Chicago. In 1991, he became the first lay principal of Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, and in 2003 left to create Saint Martin de Porres High School. Located in the former St. Vitus grade school, the mission of Saint Martin is to provide a co-educational, college preparatory, Catholic high school experience to those who in no other way could afford access to such an education. Since opening its doors in 2004, Saint Martin has transformed the neighborhood, repurposing spaces and adding a community garden. The school is part of the Cristo Rey Network, a national network of 30 schools which provides this quality education through a unique work study program. Students come to Saint Martin eager to learn, motivated to succeed, and excited to develop relationships within the school community and at their workplaces. Rich resides in Lakewood with his wife Moira. They have 3 children: Will, Kevin, and Bridey.
You’re invited to come and tour the new St. Clair Building at Saint Martin de Porres High School and then hear from Rich Clark about the school. Enjoy food and drinks with fellow young Loyola Alumni in the area. We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Saint Martin de Porres High School
St. Clair Building (Enter via doorway on Norwood Drive)
6202 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
- 4:30 pm – Tour of the new St. Clair Building at Saint Martin de Porres High School
- 5:15 pm – Program and Q&A
- 6:15 pm – Continued conversation and networking
Parking: You can park in the lot located directly across the street from St. Vitus Church (6019 Lausche Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103), and there may also be some street parking. The entrance to the St. Clair building is on Norwood Rd., between Saint Clair and Lausche Avenues.
RSVP: $15.00 – includes light appetizers, beer and wine