Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Corporate Work Study & Development Associate
Year Founded: 2013
JVC partner for: 2 years
Population Served: High school students who come from limited economic means
Organization Description: Cristo Rey schools are a ministry of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and use a unique curriculum that combines academics, extracurricular programs, and professional work experience to prepare students for success in college and beyond. Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is the Cristo Rey Network’s 26th school. The school opened with a freshman class of 163 in the fall of 2014 with the support of over 40 corporate work-study sponsors. The school utilizes a longer school day and year, structured academic assistance, and counseling support to prepare students for college. All students participate in a unique Corporate Work Study Program through which they develop important skills and finance the majority of the cost of their education.
JV’s Role: The JV helps to coordinate the Corporate Work Study Program, and provides daily direction and supervision to students concerning their work-study placements. The JV may also assist the efforts of the Director of Development in fundraising and marketing activities, and will supervise the Cristo Rey students who are assigned to work in that office. JVs work at a number of Cristo Rey schools around the country, supporting the work-study program, development, campus ministry, and more.
How JVs Make an Impact: “As a new school it has been enormously beneficial to have a Jesuit Volunteer on staff to help fill in where needed. Our JV is a role model for our students; for many, this is their first exposure to the rigors of Jesuit education, and because our JV is a product of the same, he was able to encourage our students to put in the work to succeed.”