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Why It Works: Partner Impact


Pathways to Diversity

Corporate Work Study Partners believe that intentional investments in diverse populations and communities can work to address the removal of systemic barriers and keep real change within reach.

Your partnership:

Sets a Higher Standard of Corporate Engagement by providing students with a unique complement of career and technical training to their education, while contributing to your Corporate Social Responsibility goals.

Removes Institutional Barriers by imparting students with early access to professional networks and environments typically underrepresented in their communities, equipping them with the social and technical acumen to excel at careers they may not have otherwise considered.

Increases Economic Opportunity by helping to close the wealth divide. Our graduates earn their college degrees at a rate four times higher than their demographic peers. Individuals with a four-year degree earn $1 million more over a lifetime than those without a four-year degree.


average family income for Class of 2025; 90% qualify for free and reduced lunch

of student workers meeting supervisor  expectations or above

of Cristo Rey’s Class of 2021 enrolled in a four-year college, an all-time school record

Cristo Rey alumni in college, careers, and beyond

Our firm supports the Corporate Work Study Program for many reasons. There is the obvious benefit of supporting inner city minority students to attain a high quality, college prep high school education, but beyond that, our employees benefit enormously from establishing relationships with the students and watching them grow and succeed. We have found the relationship to be much more two-way than we anticipated.

-  Patrice DeCorrevont, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase