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Message from Corporate Work Study Director

Dear Future Corporate Partners,
Welcome to Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School, where we believe that every student, regardless of their economic background, deserves access to a high-quality education. Our unique approach combines classroom learning with real-world work experience, empowering our students to overcome financial barriers and thrive academically and professionally.
At the core of our educational model is the innovative Corporate Work Study Program, which sets us apart from other schools. Through this program, our students work five days a month, funding their education and gaining invaluable business skills and confidence. They contribute to our community partners' success by excelling in real, white-collar jobs as part of job-sharing teams.
We are proud to partner with over 1,700 businesses across the Cristo Rey network, all of whom play a crucial role in enriching the lives of our students. These partnerships go beyond providing meaningful work experiences; our partners also serve as coaches, mentors, and educators, investing directly in shaping the future leaders of the business world.
Our impressive student worker stats speak to the success and impact of the Cristo Rey program. With a 99% high school graduation rate, 90% four-year college enrollment rate, 97% average daily work attendance, and 96% of students meeting or exceeding workplace expectations, we are committed to delivering exceptional results for our students.
Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School is not only deeply rooted in the heart and minds of Triangle businesses; we are also located in the heart of Durham, truly embodying the spirit of education that works.
As the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, it is my honor to be a part of this transformative journey. When you are ready to partner with us, please contact me directly.
Join us in making a difference in the lives of Durham's youth, one student at a time.
In peace,
Roger Reed Director of Corporate Work Study Program

Roger Reed - Director of Corporate Work Study
(984) 999-2143