Cristo Rey teachers lived a day in the life of their students during our Teacher to Work Day event last month.
The School that Works
Since 1996, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has provided students with a rigorous college-prep education through a thriving and economically sustainable educational model - the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). More than 200 civically-engaged businesses of all sizes and industries throughout Chicago hire our talented students, who serve as reliable, productive and cost-effective employees.
The CWSP is a shared program of Christ the King Jesuit High School and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. These two high schools exclusively serve students with limited economic resources. Via the CWSP, students earn about 65% of their tuition, making the dream of a safe, affordable, quality college prep education a reality.
Students in the CWSP gain valuable work experience and cultivate a strong network of professional relationships that will benefit them for a lifetime. Our job partners benefit as well and report that having students in their offices gives them a boost, too.
We are incredibly grateful for our job partners' support of the CWSP as Cristo Rey would not exist without them. We invite you to join the movement in transforming the lives of our students, families and corporate partners.
The corporate Work study program provides hands-on experience in the workplace instills not only a strong work ethic, but gives students the confidence they need to stay on a path of success. Students have the opportunity to connect with positive role models and our attorneys have the benefit of interfacing with these bright, energetic, young individuals.
-John Krol, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Cristo Rey sophomore Martin has worked at BCBS for two years. Martin contributes to the Enterprise Project Management Office weekly newsletter with his very own segment called the "Intern's Notebook."
The Corporate Work Study Program is proud to partner with several companies recognized by Forbes for their commitment to diversity in the work force.