Board of Trustees
A Message from the Chairman
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, please accept our deepest thanks and appreciation for your commitment and generous financial support of Saint Martin de Porres Academy. We are working hard to secure our future and strengthen our capacity to fulfill our mission to break the cycle of poverty through education and opportunity.
The impact that the Academy has had on the lives of some of our community’s most disadvantaged children is nothing short of miraculous. It has been amazing to witness our students blossom from timid and often under-performing 5th graders, to poised 8th graders who are prepared to thrive at prestigious college preparatory high schools. It’s the most rewarding volunteer experience I’ve ever had, because I see the results every time I walk through the doors. I invite you to visit and see for yourself!
My fellow trustees and I work in a more hands-on fashion than you might find in most nonprofit organizations. We coach sports teams and volunteer after school. We tutor and meet annually with our graduates and their families. We help them complete financial aid forms for colleges, and every August, we present a scholarship to each of our middle school students and to the 90% of our graduates attending private high schools.
This year, we will fulfill the 12-year commitment we made to our first 5th grade class — the Class of 2017, who will graduate from college in the spring. I hope you will take a moment to celebrate the many achievements of the graduates whose successes are highlighted in this report. Please know that none of this would be possible without the generous support of our many donors.
Your leadership helps provide the educational opportunities that result in success.
Board of Trustees & Administration
If you are interested in seeing our Annual Report and other financial documents, visit our Financials Page.