¡VIVA! 2023 Honorees
The Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) anchors Cristo Rey, with 125 job partners employing 450 students, giving them early exposure to careers, valuable networks, and an unmatched professional work experience. These job partners are our champions who invest in our students and give their own employees opportunities to engage with the next generation of the workforce. Our partners and their dedicated team members are the backbone of an innovative program that continues to prove its success through the accomplishments of our 2,450 alumni.
This year at VIVA, we will honor 15 partners celebrating milestone anniversaries with the program, including our founding partners, who have employed hundreds of students since 1996. These anniversaries reinforce the importance of the CWSP within the business, civic, and non-profit sectors of Chicagoland, and demonstrate steadfast commitment to our young people. As we honor these companies, we recognize all the advocates who brought the CWSP to their organizations and the many supervisors and mentors that have served our students since 1996.