top of page


  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

Cristo Rey New York High School prepares our students academically, assists them in the college application process, and continues to provide assistance as they enroll in and graduate from college. Our extensive Graduate Support Program has become one of the defining features of our school, providing support to our students both on their journey to college and to our 770 graduates as they work towards college graduation. The Director of Graduate Support is a welcome point of contact for our graduates, making personal outreach to individual students to address any social, financial, academic, or emotional challenges they might have. 

Additionally, college success is ingrained in the CRNYHS curriculum.  Prior to graduating high school, seniors partake in a “College 101” program that is integrated into the senior seminar.  Counselors, staff members and alumni/ae provide knowledge and advice to help students adjust to their campuses, classrooms, and social environments.  We hold annual alumni events to welcome our graduates back to CRNYHS, and ensure our current students can learn from their predecessors’ struggles and successes.


Follow our Director of Graduate Support on Facebook and Instagram as she visits our graduates on their college campuses across the country.


If you are a Cristo Rey New York alum who is in college or who would like to return to college, we are here to help you achieve your goals. Cristo Rey is committed to providing our alumni with the resources to succeed in college and beyond.  


Resources include:

  • College advising and counseling in the areas of course selection, transfer requirements, applications, accessing resources, social and emotional support, transcript requests and more.

  • The opportunity to stay connected to classmates and the school at class reunions and alumni events.

  • Student loan counseling and assistance completing the application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Assistance with career planning including resume and cover letter review.

  • Scholarship opportunities for college tuition assistance.

  • Job and internship listings targeting CR alumni.



Have questions?

Contact: Jennifer Akotoh

Director of Graduate Support


Office: (646) 968-4681

Cell: (347) 582-5139

Xavier ('14) and Mohamed ('15) at Boston College.

Nadine ('12), Marlene ('12), and

Yesenia ('12) at their graduation from Fordham University.

Perla ('17), Elizah ('15), and Deonte ('16) at Bates College.

Georgetown University and Howard University

St. Bonaventure University

bottom of page