Verbum Dei High School

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Verbum Dei High School, "the Verb", is an all-male Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory school that includes a corporate internship program, serving young men of Watts and the surrounding communities who are economically and academically under-served.wikipedia
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Cristo Rey Network

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Leading the Jesuit team was Rev. Bill Wood, S.J. The school became a member of the Cristo Rey Network and adopted its current scholastic model (see Corporate Work Study Program below) in 2002.

Hardy Nickerson

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Nickerson attended Verbum Dei High School, a Catholic school located in Watts, Los Angeles.

Kenechi Udeze

He attended Verbum Dei High School, a Jesuit-affiliated Roman Catholic school in Los Angeles, where he played high school football for the Verbum Dei Eagles and competed in track as a shot putter (top-throw of 56-7 or 17.34m).

Amir Johnson

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From there, he enrolled at Verbum Dei High School, where he enjoyed a solid inaugural season of high school basketball as a sophomore in 2002–03.

Akeem Ayers

Ayers attended Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles, where he played for the Verbum Dei Eagles high school football team.

Reggie Dunn

Dunn played at wide receiver, cornerback, and kick returner on the football team at Verbum Dei High School.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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It is operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles with the sponsorship of the California Province of the Society of Jesus.

Watts, Los Angeles

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Verbum Dei High School, "the Verb", is an all-male Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory school that includes a corporate internship program, serving young men of Watts and the surrounding communities who are economically and academically under-served. The school is located in the Watts residential district of Los Angeles, California, a few blocks north of Interstate 105 (I-105) and a few miles east of Interstate 110 (I-110).

Interstate 105 (California)

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The school is located in the Watts residential district of Los Angeles, California, a few blocks north of Interstate 105 (I-105) and a few miles east of Interstate 110 (I-110).

Interstate 110 and State Route 110 (California)

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The school is located in the Watts residential district of Los Angeles, California, a few blocks north of Interstate 105 (I-105) and a few miles east of Interstate 110 (I-110).

Society of the Divine Word

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Verbum Dei was founded in 1962 by the Society of the Divine Word with the permission and recommendation of Cardinal James McIntyre to serve the educational needs of the black community of South Los Angeles. Bishop Joseph Francis, S.V.D., led the founding team and was the school's first principal.

James Francis McIntyre

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Verbum Dei was founded in 1962 by the Society of the Divine Word with the permission and recommendation of Cardinal James McIntyre to serve the educational needs of the black community of South Los Angeles.

South Los Angeles

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Verbum Dei was founded in 1962 by the Society of the Divine Word with the permission and recommendation of Cardinal James McIntyre to serve the educational needs of the black community of South Los Angeles.

Jesus

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The school was named after one of Jesus' epithets, Verbum Dei ("the Word of God").

Epithet

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The school was named after one of Jesus' epithets, Verbum Dei ("the Word of God").

Bishop

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Bishop Joseph Francis, S.V.D., led the founding team and was the school's first principal.

Latino

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At some point, the school expanded its mission in order to also serve the educational needs of the Latino community of South Los Angeles.

Gang

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Verbum Dei's performance began to decline in the 1980s – probably due to the urban decay of South Los Angeles that began in the 1970s – and suffered further during the neighborhood gang wars of the 1990s; it experienced declining enrollment and instability within the administration.

Roger Mahony

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In 2000, Cardinal Roger Mahony asked the California Province of the Society of Jesus to assist in the administration of the school, asserting that the school had to improve significantly by 2006 to avoid permanent shutdown.

The Reverend

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Leading the Jesuit team was Rev. Bill Wood, S.J. The school became a member of the Cristo Rey Network and adopted its current scholastic model (see Corporate Work Study Program below) in 2002.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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The school has joint accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).

Western Catholic Education Association

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The school has joint accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).