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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement


The mission of John XXIII Educational Center is:

  •  to prepare students to graduate from high school with the skills needed for success in the workforce and higher education.

  • to strengthen the family to create a supportive home environment.

Vision Statement


  1. To empower students to grow personally, socially, morally, and academically so that they can graduate from high school and be prepared to thrive in their educational journey as life-long learners and leaders in society.​​

  2. To strengthen the families of the students in creating a supportive home environment, with positive parenting strategies and relationships that are critical for their success as parents, and as a long-range social investment for their children now and in their future as parents.

John XXIII Educational Center welcomes students in grades 5-12 regardless of race, religion, background, or ability to pay.

John XXIII Educational Center


John XXIII Educational Center opened its doors in the fall of 2009, and it has provided hope for the Racine community for the past eleven years. John XXIII's mission is to prepare students to graduate from high school with the skills needed for success in the workforce and in higher education. Our high school graduates have reached a milestone in their life-long educational journey that gives them a beacon of hope and a path to a successful future. Since 2011, we have had 115 seniors; 110 of the seniors graduated from high school in four years.

Our Staff


Thank you to the staff of John XXIII Educational Center for all their hard work and dedication to our mission. We are grateful to have such passionate staff members. Click here to learn more about the dedicated people behind our mission. 

Our Facilities


John XXIII Educational Center is a ministry of St. Patrick's Parish, located at 1101 Douglas Ave. Racine, WI 53402. John XXIII Educational Center runs its Afterschool Program out of the school building adjacent to St. Patrick's Parish.

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Our Community


Racine, a city of 78,000 people on the southwest shore of Lake Michigan, is located 20 miles south of Milwaukee and 70 miles north of Chicago. John XXIII Educational Center is located in a diverse neighborhood near downtown Racine and within four blocks of Lake Michigan. The ministry and community are part of St. Patrick's Parish, and they are located on the parish grounds. 

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