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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago)

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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a Jesuit high school on the near southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. It is the founding school of the Cristo Rey Network. It was founded in 1996 as a way to help low-income students get an affordable, private, college-preparatory education. The school places students at entry-level jobs which cover roughly 65% of tuition costs. Cristo Rey students work for five days a month and attend classes four days a week. The Corporate Work Study Program is part of the school curriculum, therefore if a student is dismissed from their job, they are considered to have failed in that course.
The Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP)
In order to make private, college-preparatory education affordable to at-risk young people from Pilsen, an economically challenged area in Chicago, Cristo Rey developed an innovative work-study program for high school students called the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) which combines two commonly used business concepts, employee leasing and job sharing. This program was implemented by Cristo Rey Jesuit High School's first president, Fr. John Foley, S.J., who saw similar work-study programs while stationed with the Society of Jesus in Peru. This initiative gives students the means of financing a private high school education that would otherwise be unaffordable for students in the Pilsen/Little Village area. Incorporated as the Cristo Rey Work Study Program, Inc., the CWSP allows each student to earn 65% of the cost of their education by working five full days (9am to 5pm) each month in entry-level positions at businesses and non-profit agencies in Chicago. "They're working at places like Ernst and Young, Bank One, and the Chicago Board of Trade." Over 90 companies participate in the CWSP – Chicago’s major banks, law firms, hospitals, and consulting firms. Students also work at several non-profit agencies. The Corporate Work Study Program has been incorporated into the school's curriculum and has evolved into an innovative means of providing students with hands-on, white-collar work experience, while simultaneously financing a major portion of their high school education. As a result of working in a business environment, students acquire job experience and marketable skills, develop a network of business contacts, gain exposure to a wide variety of career opportunities, and improve in their work ethic and self-esteem.
Chapel of the Sacred Heart
The school's chapel, dating back to 1904, was renovated by Newman Architecture in 2010 at a cost of $2,540,000. It is a landmark to the city of Pilsen, but had been unused and in disrepair. It memorializes people of deep significance to the current school community: Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego and the Jesuit martyr Miguel Pro. The stained-glass windows as well as grand retablo behind the altar portray Gospel scenes, Jesuits, and the school community in its cultural context and colors. Access...   ... (English)
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