Our alumni are a testimony to the work that we do on a day to day basis in classrooms. While their scholastic achievement is evident from their high school performance and college acceptance rate, their interpersonal growth and dedication to the mission is highly evident and is truly outstanding.
Featured Alum – Hector Rodriguez
Hector Rodriguez graduated from Nativity Mission Center in 1984. He went on to Xavier High School in New York City and attended Fordham University, where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is currently an NYPD officer and knows what it means to be a man for others. Hector has been providing support to our students through the Kappa League, a program that provides educational and social guidance to male students in the 6th through 12th grades. The focus of the Kappa League revolves around the “Five Phases”, namely Self-Identity, Training, Competition, Social and Health Education .
Hector meets once a month with our Saint Ignatius students and graduates to discuss issues that they are experiencing in school. Each year, he awards a scholarship to one student who is most in need. He encourages the students to volunteer at soup kitchens and to experience life outside of Saint Ignatius School by taking recreation trips throughout the year.
Hector is teaming up with the Nativity Alumni Committee to do an event in January to raise funds for St. Ignatius School to provide a great education for future students.
“I just want to give back to the school that gave so much to me.”