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Success Stories
Success Stories
July 17th, 2019
Jamai Robinson works seven days a week to bolster his community and pursue his professional goals. His volunteer work spans nearly two decades. He is a dedicated husband and father of three and mentor to many in his Newark, Delaware home and beyond... Read More
July 16th, 2019
As a 4th grader, Lauren Robinson ’12 sang at the first Gesu Gala. In 2018, she returned to the event to address an audience of more than 300 as a strong, poised college student. Read excerpts from her inspiring speech on how Gesu helped her map a... Read More
February 23rd, 2018
2013 graduate earns scholarships to undergraduate and doctoral program.
Dama Colbert-Brinkley, Class of 2013, exudes quiet humility and a fierce sense of self-direction. Her formula for success? Challenging herself, asserting her leadership skills,... Read More
November 30th, 2017
2007 graduate harnesses Gesu education for a career in nutrition and dietetics.
Kareemah Parker, Gesu Class of 2007, identifies a challenge, sets a goal, and conquers it.
A self-identified “go getter,” she has capitalized on her Gesu School... Read More
November 30th, 2017
2005 Gesu graduate succeeds in media studies and career.
Saeed Briscoe, Gesu Class of 2005, balances his studies at Temple University with managing his own business and serving his community. Although still in college, he has developed his own brand... Read More
June 24th, 2014
Thanks to generous supporters and people like you, we’ve been able to transform the lives of Philadelphia children with a top-notch education.
Children like Kimberly. She was our student council president in her 8th grade year.
But life didn’t start... Read More
June 24th, 2014
"Never quit."
That's the Gesu lesson 7th grader Jordan carried with him on his quest to earn the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Only 3 to 4 percent of Boy Scout members ever obtain this prestigious honor.
In... Read More
June 19th, 2014
Today Bria ’09, a freshman at Saint Joseph’s University, is poised to change the world. A thoughtful, articulate young lady, Bria blossomed at Gesu School thanks to the support of people like you.
Teachers remember Bria as a leader whom other... Read More
June 19th, 2014
Three Gesu alumni graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with their M.Ed.’s in May as members of the first cohort of the new ACE*SJU program. Leya Egea-Hinton, Desmond Shannon, and Shakeeta Parker were among the fourteen recent college grads... Read More
June 19th, 2014
 “Mr. Ratliff [Gesu's music teacher] always said, ‘Keep a song in your heart.’  I did.  And here I am.” –Jovon Newman, Class of 2005
Jovon “J” Newman clearly had a song in his heart on February 28th when he and Quintin “Q” Richardson— together known... Read More

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