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Partner with the CWSP

Partnering with the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) is easy, cost-effective, and it works. Here’s how:

Easy:
  • The program runs annually from late August through mid-June. Academic schedules are structured so that students are available to work without missing class. 
  • The CWSP is the students’ employer, handling all Department of Labor, Workers’ Comp, payroll, taxes, and other employment issues. The CWSP is a separate 501c3 from the school.
  • Employees are screened, trained and transported to and from your site by the school. Student workers boast a 96% average daily on-the-job attendance.
  • Students complete tasks which allow skilled employees to concentrate on more specialized tasks.
  • A team of coordinators serve as your day-to-day contacts for any challenges that arise.
 
Cost-effective:
  • The fee is a cost-effective alternative to employing a full-time worker or contractor.
  • Filling entry-level jobs with our students helps to stabilize high-turnover positions and reduce burnout.
  • Different departments can share the cost of the position and the student workers’ time.
  • The fee is a business expense, NOT a charitable donation.

 

…and it works:
  • Businesses report that a CWSP team adds fresh energy, enthusiasm, diversity, and productivity to the workplace. The students’ presence raises satisfaction among staff who enjoy direct contact with students, and appreciate playing a role in their education.
  • Deserving, low-income students are able to earn 65% of the cost of their tuition to Christ the King.
  • Most students return to the same job site throughout their time at Christ the King. Time initially spent training students will pay dividends as they grow in their careers with you and take on more complex tasks.
  • Job partners and students build their professional networks. Job partners hire alumni of Christ the King and are building qualified and talented diversity for future leadership within their company/industry.
  • The ‘school that works’, which began in 1996 at Chicago’s Cristo Rey, is now a nationally recognized model with thirty-two schools across the country. Nearly two thousand companies in corporate America partner with the program.  
 

 


For more information on becoming a job partner with Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, contact:
 
Ms. Lillie Sellers, Director of Corporate Relations,
at (312) 890-7871 or lsellers@ctkjesuit.org