Cristo Rey Tampa students and more than 50 Corporate Work Study Partner matches were revealed during Cristo Rey Tampa’s 2021 Draft Day. In “Champa Bay” style, the Cristo Rey Tampa students, faculty and staff, and special guests filled the gym to cheer on the Panthers. Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders and Captain Fear joined the University of South Florida Co-ed Cheer Team to rev the crowd up. A special appearance was made by the Vince Lombardi NFL Superbowl LV Trophy.  Keynote speaker Rob Higgins, Executive Director of the Tampa Sports Commission, shared a motivational message about “treating every day like it’s a Game Day” and bringing the mindset and energy to go along. The crowd erupted in applause, and pom-poms waved each time students were called to the stage to meet their CWSP Partner match for the year and receive swag.

The new school year also brought new Corporate Work Study Program Partners and Sponsors. Veronica Cintron, Vice President of Communications for Tampa International Airport, joined in the fun to introduce the newest teams, but first, she gave words of inspiration to the students. A graduate of the University of South Florida, Cintron shared how her college education and perseverance helped her fulfill her dream of becoming an award-winning broadcast journalist. “Never let anything hold you back, and always be proud of who you are,” said Cintron.

CRT young professionals work five days a month in entry-level jobs in the fields of law, finance, healthcare, technology, marketing, education, and many other nonprofit and professional offices. All students participate in a college preparatory curriculum, including AP and dual enrollment courses, while building their professional resumes and honing their social and technical skills through the corporate work study experience.

Thank you, Corporate Work Study Partners and Sponsors, for investing in Cristo Rey Tampa students. #CRTproud #Champabay

2021-2022 Corporate Work Study Program Partners:
Advent Health, Aerosonic LLC, Aetna, BAIRD, Baldwin Risk Partners, Banyan Street,  BayCare Health System, Inc., BST Global, Inc., Bush Ross, P.A., Carr Dental, Catholic Charities, CBRE, Christ the King Catholic School, Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, EY, ECMC, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Goodwill Industries-Suncoast,  Gulfeagle Supply, Hahn Engineering, Hazen & Sawyer, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office, JP Morgan, Junior Achievement Tampa, Mary Has A Little Farm, Mary Help of Christians Center, Masonite, Meals on Wheels, Metropolitan Ministries, MI Homes of Tampa, Nativity Catholic School, Our Children Have Rights, Polo Logistics/Outdoor Network, Rivero, Gordimer & Company, Ryan Companies US, Saint Leo University, Skylight Dental, Stageworks Theater, Step Up For Students, Tampa Bay Cannons, Tampa General Hospital, The Florida Aquarium, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, University of South Florida Catholic Center, Visit Tampa Bay, Wharton-Smith, Inc., Wilson & Girgenti, YMCA, and Zoo Tampa.