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Corporate Work Study Program

The signature component of Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Through this innovative program, students pay for a portion of their education, gain real-world work experience, and realize the relevance of their education.

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Principal: Matthew J. Torano

Grade Levels: 9-12

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Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is located on the campus of Mary Help of Christians Center, located off I-4 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the heart of East Tampa. Students come from families with limited resources who live in 46 different zip codes throughout the Tampa Bay area. The signature component of a Cristo Rey Network® School is the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Cristo Rey Tampa partners with more than 60 local companies and organizations (nonprofit, government agencies, and businesses) who support this innovative education model.

Students work five full days each month with our Corporate Work Study Program Partners, earning nearly 40 percent of the cost of their education, while gaining invaluable real-world work experience from leading corporations and organizations in the Tampa Bay area. Through this innovative model, Cristo Rey Tampa students receive a private, college preparatory education at the same time as they are preparing for college and their careers.

Our distinctive approach to education equips students with the knowledge and skills to transform their lives through rigorous academics, four years of work experience, and support to and through college. CWSP Partners are committed to enriching the lives of our students via coaching, mentoring, and supervision. They fill an entry-level position at a competitive cost with well-trained students while enhancing diversity and talent pipelines.

Learn More

To learn more about participating in the Corporate Work Study Program, contact:

Vanessa Vasquez, Vice President

Corporate Work Study Program

2022-2023 Corporate Work Study Program Partners

Partners invest in the development of a diverse workforce and our students’ futures by providing entry-level jobs, leadership skills, and life skills.

Benefits of CWSP

Benefits to Businesses


Reliable, Successful Workers

Cristo Rey students have a 97% daily attendance rate and 93% “meet or exceed expectations” on performance evaluations completed by supervisors.

Diverse Talent for the Future Workplace

Cristo Rey schools are creating a 21st-century pipeline of skilled, minority workers that Corporate America can employ.

Giving Back

What better way to give back to the community than by mentoring and cultivating tomorrow’s workforce? Cristo Rey schools and the Cristo Rey Network® national office provides marketing opportunities for participating companies to promote their community support initiatives to all their stakeholders.

Benefits to Students


Financial Aid

CWSP provides a stable source of revenue to fund school operations. All CWSP earnings are applied towards student tuition, covering the majority of the cost of students’ education.

Real Work Experience

Cristo Rey Network® students work real jobs in law, finance, healthcare, technology, marketing, university, and many other professional offices. Students develop and hone social and technical skills.

New Horizons

Cristo Rey students are introduced to future career possibilities. They also apply classroom lessons to their workplace experience, making clear the relevance of their schoolwork. Successful business leaders are role models

Become a Partner

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Work Study Partner and hiring CRT students to work for your organization, please fill out the form below.

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Our CRT Corporate Work Study Program students are:

“Eager to work, good phone manners, flexible with changing work priorities.”

“Hard working, very committed and professional.”

“Always smiling and in a good mood. Very responsible and well mannered.”

Earned by Students in 2021-2022

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Student Body Enrolled in AP Courses

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Location: Mary Help of Christians Center
6400 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, Florida 33610

Telephone: (813) 621-8300

Fax: (813) 433-5249


School Hours: M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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