Cristo Rey Brooklyn is a Catholic high school that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, we prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond with values essential to a fulfilling life.
A critical component of the Cristo Rey Brooklyn 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. Academic classes are scheduled to ensure students never miss class.
Our work study program enables students to earn up to 50% or more of the cost of their education and the program is separately incorporated, effectively functioning as an employment agency alongside Cristo Rey Brooklyn 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.