On the birthday of Saint John Paul II – May 18th – SJPIICA held a virtual event to celebrate all the educators who have done such an amazing job this year. Called Superheroes – No Cape Required, the event brought together nearly the entire staff of SJPIICA along with donors and other supporters.
In a very special appearance, Cardinal Sean O’Malley paid tribute to the importance of Catholic education in urban communities and the impact that our teachers have on our students, families, and community. Event Co-Chairs Kevin Mohan and Anne Williams, CCS Chair Jack Connors, and CCS Vice Chair Bob Atchinson and his wife Mickey all spoke movingly about the impact that SPJIICA has had on lives of local families. Regional Director Kate Brandley shared insights on what the past year has been like for teachers and their students. One of the highlights of the event was a short video of thank-you messages from students throughout the SJPIICA campuses.