As part of the Cristo Rey Network, Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School empowers students to pursue higher education, instills the confidence they need to thrive, and provides invaluable professional experience through the unique and innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).
The CWSP functions as an employment agency within Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School. We are based on the Full Time Equivalency (FTE) model, with 4 students working a 5 day work week. Students work from approximately 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. For a competitive annual fee, corporate partners contract with the CWSP to receive one Work Study Team of four students for a contract period that spans from mid-August to mid-May. Students are employees of the CWSP, not the corporate partner, and receive a grade for their participation.
The CWSP trains students to perform entry-level work, such as answering phones, maintaining files, sorting and delivering mail, scanning and faxing documents, performing data entry, and creating documents with Microsoft Office. Our Summer Bridge Program, held each summer, provides them with classes in business communication, office technology, and professional etiquette.
All payroll, legal, tax, logistics, and transportation issues are handled by CWSP. The US Department of Labor has given the Cristo Rey Network approval to operate the work study program.