For the Meza family, St. Anthony’s was the right school at the right time.
“I grew up going to Spanish Mass at St. Anthony and St. Louise,” said Magi Meza. “My sister started working at St. Anthony and her kids started going to school there. They could not stop saying how much they enjoyed it. Then, I got the opportunity to apply for a job here as well. After working here, I could not help but feel like I wanted my daughter to be a part of this amazing community.”
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Magi’s daughter, Koraline, attended classes remotely. “She missed being around her friends and having connections, and she was also becoming more interested in her faith,” said Magi. “So we took a leap and moved her to St. Anthony. We have loved every minute of it. The amount of growth in not only her faith, but academically and socially, has been so heartwarming for us.”
“Not only is everyone welcoming, but St. Anthony’s is also rich in faith, diversity, and culture—all things that are important to our family,” Magi added. “It all seemed to come at the perfect time.”
The Meza family received a tuition assistance grant from the Fulcrum Foundation for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, as they recover from the long-term financial impact of the pandemic.
“Fulcrum’s tuition assistance programs are important because it can be the determining factor on whether families are able to afford a Catholic education or not. It can change the path of a child’s future,” Magi said. “Those who donate to Fulcrum are giving the opportunity for children to receive an education based in faith to families who may never have thought it was possible.”
“Catholic education is possible and within reach of anyone in any economic status,” Magi said, “with programs like the Fulcrum Foundation that can help along the way.”