Diocese of Fall River announces the Hope and Opportunity Initiative
The Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools and Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) are pleased to announce the Hope and Opportunity Initiative. This Initiative will provide 100 new low-income students with scholarships up to $2,000 to attend a Catholic elementary school either in the New Bedford or Fall River Deaneries. Additional aid from schools and parishes is also available. This Initiative has been made possible by a donation to FACE from the Carney Family Foundation.
Bishop da Cunha has echoed Pope Francis’ call to make Catholic Education accessible to all those who desire it. FACE and The Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools are grateful to our donors, like the Carney Family, for responding to this call enthusiastically. Through their generosity FACE will give out $1.2 million in financial aid to students in the Diocese of Fall River twenty-two schools for the 2017-18 school year.
Many of our schools have open seats for the 2017-18 school year. Families interested in learning more about the Hope and Opportunity Initiative should contact Sarah Heaton at (508)678-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.