I was class of ’95. Last week we heard the news that our alma mater, Mother Cabrini High School would close it’s doors forever after 115 years of educating and empowering young women. Founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, we just never thought the closing was a real possibility.
Mother Cabrini High School was the first place I felt confident enough to use my voice. Having moved back to New York from NJ, middle of Sophomore year, wasn’t easy. I still remember the first girls I met and how spirited and authentic I thought they were. To this day, my best friend, is one of my Cabrini Classmates.
The thought of the school closing and not seeing other young ladies have the same opportunity we had at higher education makes our eyes tear up everyday.
After graduating Cabrini I went on to NYU and was class of 2000.
Today is my birthday and I am not holding a big celebration with friends. I couldn’t even if I wanted to. A team of alumnae and I have been working non stop on creating a campaign to stop the closing of the school. We have joined our forces to offer our skills and or expertise in any area to take part in what we are calling. I have made even more new friends. #CabriniMovement
For my birthday this year, I would just love a donation to help us continue with Mother Cabrini’s legacy and allow the young women of Washington Heights the same opportunities we had. Thank you all for your contributions and support.
Here is the donation link: http://igg.me/at/cabrinimovement
About the School:
“Mother Cabrini High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The school empowers young women of culturally diverse backgrounds to become leaders and to grow in mind, character, heart and soul by providing challenging academic, co-curricular and service programs. Through caring attention to the individual student, the school community embodies education of the heart in the spiritual tradition of gospel values as promoted by our founder, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.”