An enjoyable evening is always a slam dunk when Dana Barros takes the center court, and it was no different at a recent CCS gathering at the ’Quin House with the popular point guard. CCS Board member, Travis Rhodes, invited Dana to address CCS supporters and share stories about how his Catholic schooling positively impacted his personal and professional life.
On hand with thoughtful questions were three students from Trinity Catholic Academy and Xaverian Brothers High School. When asked about the influence of Catholic schools on his attitude and life choices, Dana responded: “Look out for opportunities. As you go through life, opportunities come in front of you, and you must be ready for them. Catholic education gives you the best foundation to be ready.”
For the past 15 years, CCS has seized such opportunities. The consolidation of struggling Catholic schools into two vibrant Academies has meant 1,450 students are receiving an excellent education in Brockton and Dorchester. In the words of CCS Vice Chair Bob Atchinson, these achievements “not only change the slope of the child’s life, but also that of his or her family’s lives; they impact our larger community.” It is this realization, of hope, that serves as the ultimate gamechanger—not only for today’s students, but for all those who will walk through
our school doors in the future.