Upper School Students Meet with Cardinal DiNardo

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart - Houston
Several Upper School girls are featured in the latest issue of the Texas Catholic Herald for their work with Houston Agape Alliance which supports Inner City Catholic Schools. 

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Seniors Brooke Yeomans, Alexandra Amelang, Eliza Morford, and Bridget Klenke met with Cardinal DiNardo and Superintendent of Catholic Schools Debra Haney in August to present a check for $15,000 which will go to support several underserved schools in the archdiocese. The girls are part of the Houston Agape Alliance, a nonprofit that was established in 2017 by Duchesne Academy students who founded the organization to help inner-city Catholic schools through fundraising activities. In April 2019, the Houston Agape Alliance hosted a sporting clays tournament with the Knights of Columbus Council 6527. The group also hosted a golf fundraiser in August 2018. 

The Houston Agape Alliance team includes several Duchesne alumnae who helped initially create the organization after being inspired by their work with Duchesne's social awareness program. The funds presented to Cardinal DiNardo and Dr. Haney benefitted Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of Peace, and St. Christopher Catholic schools to use for playground and athletic equipment. 
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.