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Everything listed under: Miriam Medina

  • Scecina representatives attend Latino Enrollment Institute at Notre Dame

    National data suggest Latinos are both the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. Catholic Church and the most underserved by Catholic schools, according to the University of Notre Dame. At Scecina, Latino enrollment has increased to 30 percent of the total student population for 2018-19. How do we welcome these Latino students and their families? 

    To find some answers, three people from Scecina attended the seventh annual Latino Enrollment Institute conference at Notre Dame. Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) operates the Latino Enrollment Institute. ... Read More

  • Scecina's madrinas and padrinos reach out to Latino families

    A group of parents are at work at Scecina helping to recruit and retain Hispanic families. These “madrinas” and “padrinos” are Spanish-speaking parents of current students who will reach out to similar families. 

    “Madrinas” is Spanish for “godmothers.” Scecina’s group also includes some men who are “padrinos,” or “godfathers.” 

    The program is based on the “Madrinas Model” from the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.... Read More

  • 21st Century Scholarship is a ticket to free college tuition

    Editor's Note: This is an open letter from Miriam Medina, the director of Enrollment Management at Scecina Memorial High School, to seventh and eighth-grade students and their parents who live on the Eastside of Indianapolis.

    Back in 2007, my parents filled out a form that my eighth-grade counselor gave me to take home. We filled it out, I took it back, and I never really knew anything about what had become of that form. Fast-forward to the fall of 2010 when I was starting my senior year of high school. That form proved to be life-changing. ... Read More