Cristo Rey Richmond High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.
Cristo Rey students earn the majority of their tuition by spending four days a week in college preparatory coursework and one day in a professional, entry level job as part of their Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) requirements. Four years of rigorous academics combined with CWSP experience ensures our students are college and career ready.
The Cristo Rey program is as rewarding for our company as it is for the students. It is exciting to watch the students grow in their business skills and social skills. We are entering into our fourth year of the program and I hope I am around to enjoy our fortieth!
We ‘say’ one of our core values is supporting our communities. Having our Cristo Rey Richmond students in the office give us a chance to actually ‘do’ it. They are doing great work, are a pleasure to be around, and bring their smiles to the office every day. It’s a win all the way around.
Cristo Rey prepared me to be confident and comfortable in a room full of adults, so I was ready for whatever college brought.