Announcing the New 17-Acre Campus
of DePaul College Prep, August 2020
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Friends and families of DePaul College Prep,
Welcome to DePaul College Prep’s bright and exciting future! I am very proud to announce that today, DePaul College Prep concluded the purchase of a new 17-acre campus that will serve generations of students and families in Chicago as our permanent home, starting in August 2020.
This is an historic day for DePaul College Prep, brought about through years of tremendous effort, planning and support from the entire DePaul Prep Board of Directors and our Leadership Team. We truly are blessed to have such a united team guided by faith in our mission, faith in our future and faith in God. And we are blessed by your generous and continuing support which has propelled DePaul Prep forward over the past five years.
Our new campus is located just across the Chicago River in Roscoe Village at 3300 N. Campbell Street, approximately a quarter mile from our current location. It is bounded on the west by Rockwell, the south by Melrose, the east by Campbell and the north by Kerry Wood Field. The campus is already improved with two modern school buildings acquired from Adtalem Global Education. We will begin renovations on the west building in late fall 2019 and in winter/spring 2020 will begin construction of a turf field to accommodate football, soccer and lacrosse. Our academic classrooms, chapel, dining hall and athletic fields will be ready for the 2020-2021 school year. In a few years, we will expand DePaul Prep’s academic operations into the east building as well. Fundraising for construction of a new indoor athletic complex is underway, and you will be hearing more about that soon.
We are forever grateful to the priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Resurrection who have sponsored us and have been our landlords on their property for the past five years. As we move forward, we do so with tremendous appreciation to the Resurrectionists for the grace-filled way in which they have allowed DePaul Prep to grow and prosper, by continuing their decades long mission of bringing Catholic education to the young people of Chicago at both Archbishop Weber and Gordon Tech High Schools.
We have a lot of work ahead of us: a capital campaign to support the construction of a new indoor athletic complex, more improvements for the arts, teaching and learning, endowment for financial aid and scholarships, endowment for professional development for faculty; a new strategic plan; and implementation of a successful 2019-2020 academic year.
Our Board has named our ambitious capital campaign:
One Dream, All In!
The Campaign for the future of DePaul College Prep
I can’t think of a more fitting description of what lies ahead for us. We know that it is going to take all of us, united behind DePaul Prep and working together, to make our future a reality. Thank you for your generosity and for being part of this historic journey in Catholic education. We hope you will continue as our partners as our campus takes shape and as we build an endowment to insure our future. We are All In for DePaul Prep, and I know we will succeed. Your many kindnesses inspire us every day to work toward creating an educated, compassionate and just world, one student at a time.
St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!
St. Louise de Marillac, pray for us!
With kindest regards,
Mary A. Dempsey