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Corporate Work Study

At Cristo Rey schools, we believe in empowering our students with real-world work experience that goes beyond the classroom. That's why we introduced the Corporate Work Study Program, an innovative and transformative initiative that operates as a separate entity, acting as a temporary employment agency within our schools.


Through the Corporate Work Study Program, every student at Cristo Rey dedicates five full days a month to an entry-level, professional job throughout their four years of high school. This unique opportunity allows our students to earn a significant portion of their education cost and gain invaluable real-world work experience that propels their cognitive and non-cognitive skill development.


By engaging in meaningful employment, our students cultivate essential skills and qualities such as critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and time management. The work experience gained through the program ignites their confidence, fuels their aspirations, and equips them with the tools they need to excel in college and pursue successful careers.


The roots of the Corporate Work Study Program can be traced back to more than two decades ago when Father John P. Foley and his visionary team created it out of financial necessity to ensure the opening of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago as a sustainable institution of academic excellence. This unconventional and innovative model has since evolved into a nationwide network of 35 Cristo Rey schools, collectively partnering with 3,400 Corporate Partners.


The success of our program lies in the strong collaboration between our students, schools, and Corporate Partners. Together, we create a powerful synergy that supports our students financially and fosters mentorship, networking, and professional growth opportunities.

Why Join Us?


  • The Corporate Work Study Program is more than just a means to cover education costs. It is a transformative journey that opens doors to a brighter future, breaking the cycle of limited opportunities and paving the way for our students to achieve their dreams.
  • By partnering with us, you're not just investing in the future of our students - you're investing in the future of our community. You're showing that you care about the education and success of all young people, regardless of their background or circumstances. 
  • Our students are eager to learn and ready to work. They bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to the table. They're the future leaders of our community, and with your support, they'll be ready to take on any challenge that comes their way. 

So, what are you waiting for? Join us in our mission to empower students to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service in the Research Triangle!


Become a Corporate Work Study Partner with Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School today!

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