In 1992, the Cincinnati Province of the Society of Mary (the Marianists of Ohio, Inc.) chose to invest in the future of Marianist urban high school students. According to Marianist philosophy, the Marianist Urban Student Program was designed with a holistic approach to the education of the child - spiritual, social, intellectual, physical, cultural and financial. Purcell Marian was the first site of the Marianist Urban Student Program.
The mission of the MUSP program is to assist students and their families to achieve success in their education within the Christian atmosphere of an urban high school. The MUSP program director supports students from the eight Catholic elementary schools supported by CISE (see below). Efforts are made to strengthen the communication with the family and the school.
Within the program, students receive tuition assistance, participate in enrichment activities, work with the director in academic coaching and goal setting, and explore many other learning and service opportunities! We also work on test preparation, college applications, job searches and much more! Over the four years, MUSP students and parents form a family with each other.
The eight Catholic elementary schools supported by CISE are:
SOCIETY OF MARY
The Society of Mary (Marianists) is an international Roman Catholic religious congregation of brothers and priests. About 270 members of the Province of the United States serve in ministries all around the world.
The Marianists sponsors three universities (Chaminade University of Honolulu, University of Dayton and St. Mary's University and a host of secondary schools. Purcell Marian and Archbishop Moeller are two of the secondary schools sponsored. Along with schools, the Marianists also sponsors parishes and retreat centers. Marianist work in spiritual formation, social justice and environmental preservation.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade founded the Society of Mary in France in 1817. Marianists have been present in the United States since arriving in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1849. Marianist priests and brothers live and minister as equals, modeling our lives after Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The Marianists are distinguished by our unique charism. A charism is a gift given by the Holy Spirit for the benefit of God’s children.
Marianists charism guides our lives and all our ministries. It is made up of these core values:
William Joseph Chaminade