Corporate Work Study Program
Our Corporate Work Study (CWS) Program is an innovative educational, and financial model that functions as an employment agency within our school. This agency allows students to earn their way through a private, college preparatory education while simultaneously being exposed to invaluable, and professional work experience.
Cristo Rey Brooklyn has partnered with dozens of leading businesses - law firms, higher education institutions and various civic, philanthropic and governmental entities - across NYC. These partnerships allow students to earn more than 50% of the cost of their education by attending school 4 days a week and working in an entry-level position 1 day per week.
Earning their way
The Cost of a 4-year CRB Education
Now more than ever, the cost of a private education is out of reach for many. Through the CWS program, our students earn up to 50% of the cost of their education. The remaining amount is covered 40% through our funding efforts and 10% through tuition and other fees.
Maintaining a rigorous college preparatory education
In accordance with academic scheduling, our student body works on different days according to their grade level. Students attend classes four days out of the five day work week and one day go to work at one of our corporate partners from approximately 9:30am to 4:45pm.
The Benefits of CWS Program
Learn and practice valuable life skills, including communication, and workplace readiness
Receive hands-on work experience and exposure to different industries, fields, and career paths
Gain confidence, and self-esteem
Increase personal, and professional network
Resume building opportunity for summer jobs and college admissions
Creates a diverse workforce pipeline
Accomplish work with eager and reliable students at an affordable cost
Build a sense of constructive civic engagement and camaraderie among employees while simultaneously increasing office-morale
Increase community presence and engagement
Ways to partner with us:
Volunteering with our students is a great way for Corporations to give back to their local communities. By sharing their talent, and time, corporate employees enable our students to increase their network.
To become a partner or to learn more contact our CWSP team at firstname.lastname@example.org