Holy Family Academy was highlighted in the article, "Busting the Learning Boundary Between School and World" published on the Education Week Learning Deeply Blog.
Lisa Palmieri, a leader in Remake Learning, is now the head of Holy Family Academy, a small inner-city Catholic high school with a largely non-white, low income student body. The students at HFA spend one day a week for all four years embedded with a local business. She told me that at the outset of her program, people doubted that these inner-city kids could work effectively "on the 60th floor of a downtown office building." Two years later, she shares the story of one junior who designed a new strategy to save his company over $100,000 a year by writing some new code, another student who is now training other employees at her company, and the evening when a group of her students stood up in front of their employers to boldly tell them that "you are not taking us seriously or challenging us enough".