Community Catholic Center (CCC), which enables students in Portland and West End communities to attend Catholic schools, has expanded its staff by hiring two prominent educators in the community to give more hands-on attention to its elementary and high school students.
Carole Meirose, who retired this year as principal of St. Agnes School after 27 years of service in the Archdiocese of Louisville, has been named the center’s new director of elementary education.
Meirose, who has served on the CCC’s board of directors for 10 years, will work directly with students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their families.
“My goal will be to do whatever is necessary to ensure that the children can be academically successful. It has been a wonderful experience to watch CCC grow and to see the organization be able to serve more families from Portland and the West End,” Meirose said in a press release from the center.
Becky Henle, who served as principal of Assumption High School most recently, will serve as the center’s new director of secondary education. She will work directly with high school students on their studies and in planning for their next steps after high school.
Henle said in the news release, “I am so looking forward to working with the CCC staff and volunteers in a shared mission of supporting our families in Catholic education. It is exciting to share my passion for Catholic education with them, and I can’t wait to see the difference it makes in our community. I feel fortunate to be a part of such a dedicated group.”
CCC currently has 50 children enrolled. The center provides financial aid, family support services, academic assistance (including after school tutoring), enrichment opportunities and other programs to West Louisville families who lack access to Catholic schools. There are currently no Catholic schools in West Louisville.
CCC students currently attend the following schools: Notre Dame Academy, St. Leonard School, St. James School, Holy Cross High School, Trinity High School and Presentation Academy in Louisville and St. Anthony School in Clarksville, Ind.
In addition to the new staff members, the center employs a licensed clinical social worker, a director of development and an executive director — Heidi Imberi-Hamilton.