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An innovative and effective model, the Corporate Work Study Program connects student potential to opportunity.

A critical component of the Cristo Rey New York experience is our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), an innovative educational and financial model that allows students to receive a private, college preparatory education while getting invaluable work experience.


Students work one day per week in entry-level positions at an assigned company. Five students work on a team to fill one full-time job; each student has an assigned day on which he or she works. For companies whose business cannot support a full team, partial teams are available. Academic classes are scheduled to ensure students never miss class.


Our work study program enables students to earn up to 40% of the cost of their education and the program is separately incorporated, effectively functioning as an employment agency alongside Cristo Rey New York High School. This experience is an essential part of our students’ education and growth. It enables students to directly contribute to the cost of their education while exposing them to the world of work; learning firsthand the values of hard work, responsibility, and ambition.

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