An Institution Rooted in Need
Bridgeport has the unfortunate distinction of being the largest and the poorest city in Connecticut, even though it is located in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.
High unemployment (15.2%), high poverty rates (21%), and the highest property taxes in the state have all negatively impacted the public and private education system in Bridgeport. Unfortunately, the public schools in the city have the lowest standardized test scores in the state and are among the lowest in the country.
Bridgeport Public School’s Success Rates
Reading Proficiency 28%
Math Proficiency 15%
High School Graduation Rate 74%
Bridgeport’s Racial Make Up
The Challenges We Face
Kolbe Cathedral will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2026, and it is critical to us to be able to continue our mission to Empower our community with Knowledge, Skills, and Catholic Values for another fifty years. To make this a reality for our children we must continue to meet our biggest challenges.
Our goal is to grow our endowment to $10 million by 2026 and to $25 million by 2031.
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