The Ambassador’s Fund for Catholic Education awarded St. Hubert High School a grant of $75,000 for the 2020-21 academic year. The grant supports continuing development of the school’s Arts Academy and STEAM initiative.
Matthew H. McCloskey Jr. (1893-1973), building contractor and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland (1962-64), created and funded the charitable organization in 1967 to advance Catholic education and evangelization throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
This grant supports curriculum implementation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math field, and it allows the school to double the number of students who can work toward Adobe Suite certification. This industry credential figures as a major outcome of the STEAM programming stated in the school’s strategic plan approved by St. Hubert’s board in May 2018.
“At this critical time in education, our students are continuing to experience new and exciting opportunities through STEAM that will prepare them for career or college readiness. In the face of unique challenges in the face of a global pandemic, students and their instructor have not missed a beat in their Digital Imaging and Design course this fall because of the fund-approved switch to MacBooks.” said school president Lizanne Magarity Pando. “The adaptability of our students, the support from generous donors like the Ambassador’s Fund and the strategic direction set by our board are setting our students up for success. We are incredibly grateful to the Ambassador’s Fund for Catholic Education for their sustained support of schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and especially of our young women at St. Hubert’s.”
St. Hubert purchased 31 MacBooks with grant funding. ••