Ensuring students are college- and career-ready are the key aims of Don Bosco Cristo Rey. This high school's innovative Corporate Work Study Program partners with over a hundred companies to give students from low-income communities valuable on-the-job experience while earning nearly 60% of their tuition cost. Once a week, students take on the responsibility of a professional, entry-level job, with four-person "job sharing" teams covering one full-time position. Additional intensive summer programs ensure that team members are ready to balance office work and homework – learning small skills like shaking hands while maintaining eye contact and large ones like time management. Over 98% of student workers received good or outstanding assessments from their employers and 100% of graduates have been accepted to college since 2012. Your support ensures these students continue to be uniquely prepared both for college and for the work world beyond.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County
Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17)
Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members
Schools They Work In: We work with Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.
- College acceptance rate of our students:
- College retention rate of our students:
Awards & Recognition
"Youth Award" from the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, June 2009
- High School Gets Teen Off the Street and Into College
Sat Jun 11 2011, CNN
CNN spotlights a teenager from Don Bosco Cristo Rey who was once homeless and now has graduated high school and entered college.
- The current budget for Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is: $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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