Uniondale, NY—Michael Pascucci (pictured at left) and his family have donated $1 million to Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation (tomorrowshopefoundation.org) in support of the Long Island Catholic School revitalization effort known as the Morning Star Initiative (morningstarinitiative.org), or MSI, led by the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Department of Education, the Marianist Brothers, and Tomorrow’s Hope.
MLaunched in January 2020, MSI is a forward-looking plan to strengthen Long Island’s Catholic elementary schools by restoring a robustly Catholic culture, academic excellence, and fiscally sustainable schools. Pascucci’s contribution will advance MSI’s mission by supporting long-term investments in tuition assistance, technology, academics, recruitment and enrollment, and school leaders and teachers.
Since MSI was launched, the Catholic elementary schools have already seen strong results. Math and reading scores, for example, improved significantly during the 2020-2021 school year despite the challenges of distance learning. Moreover, elementary school enrollment increased slightly this year, the first year-over-year increase in Nursery through 8 th grade enrollment in two decades.
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