This video shows our solution – “The Programmatic Pathway” – where we designed a superior educational program that also funds most of the schools’ operations. The concept of experiential learning is simple, even if its details are not. Of our inventions, the “Cristo Rey” high school model has attracted the most media attention (this video includes clips from “60 Minutes”).
This video shows results of “The Affiliation Pathway,” in which Wartburg College owns and operates its new facilities while other community users also benefit, and that combination makes the whole project feasible.
This video shows that by developing a beautiful new campus far exceeding the educators’ dreams, the “Facility Revenues Pathway” solved the problem. Students at The Neighborhood Academy use the whole campus during the day, then during evenings and weekends the surrounding community uses part of the facility to help fund the school.
… magical. What you see there is hope and optimism.Melinda Gates,
… an imaginative, creative solution to the problems of urban education today.Newton N. Minow,
… an innovative private-partnership tuition payment program that is opening new doors for students in over a dozen schools nationwide.Chuck Hagel,
… an entirely new kind of school.William J. Byron,
… remarkable examples of what can happen when dreams meet opportunity.Richard J. Durbin,
… proof that a small group of creative individuals who are committed to a mission and willing to take a risk can indeed change the world.Tom Vander Ark,
… a testament to the will and wisdom of a hearty lot who believed in poor kids and who had faith that the impossible is possible in urban education.Jerome T. Murphy,
In many of Rick’s engagements clients have been talking about their projects for years and years, with little movement. His incisive approach helps boards to understand their options, take advantage of their assets, break the logjam and move through to completion.Michael Boisvert,
By combining academic excellence, social responsibility, and challenging opportunities for youngsters from disadvantaged families, they present all who enroll with a chance for a better life. I hope these schools will continue to multiply throughout our country.Cardinal Theodore McCarrick,
These schools located within impoverished areas have with growing success turned high school-age students with very little chance into winners.William J. McDonough,
The answer to our prayers.Bob Phelps,
Richard Murray was able to foster a tie between institutions far distant but associated by the common desire to provide hope for students across thousands of miles.Tom Robb,
The [Equity Schools] solution for us is so compelling that anyone who sees it would support it.Rhonda Broussard,
This seems too good to be true… are you sure it’s legal?Fr. Daniel Flaherty,
Media that have featured our work and projects using our models include: