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Become a Partner

Ford Motor Company has always been able to overcome challenges because of the strength, talent and diversity of its people. Our partnership with Cristo Rey is a key initiative to ensure we are positioned with this same level of talent to face the challenges of the future.

- Gary Johnson, Chief Manufacturing and Labor Affairs Officer, Ford Motor

Build community and benefit today from a trained, hard working, and well-supported workforce boasting a reputation for reliability and success.

Expand Your Company's Talent Student Associates bring high value now, integrating with your staff and performing entry level skilled tasks. These Associates contribute to your workplace needs, while gaining early access to professional networks and developing newfound awareness to pursue and excel in careers or industries they may not have otherwise considered. 

Improve Educational OpportunitiesProfessional workplace environments provide consistent, high quality learning for Student Associates to connect classroom to career, while earning 50% of their own private education cost. Students gain valuable social and technical skills, confidence, and aspirations, along with professional mentorships that cannot be accessed in the traditional classroom. 

Cristo Rey Student Associates are culturally and linguistically diverse. Aligned with your DEI strategy, students help strengthen your diverse workforce today while creating a ripple effect that influences your industry as these Associates carry their experience to and through college. Our Corporate Partners seek to hire Student Associates during and after college. 

What CWS Can Do for You
  1. Obtains special provisions from the U.S. Department of Labor to employ high school students. 

  2. Employs Student Associates and manages employment eligibility verification, payroll, insurance, taxes and other employer responsibilities. 

  3. Assigns your company an Account Manager to provide supervisor training and ongoing support. 

  4. Matches Student Associates to your company based on job description and student skillset. 

  5. Transports students to and from the job location from September through May. 

  6. Engages Student Associates in ongoing workplace training at the school.

Become a Corporate Partner, locally or nationally, today! 

Contact your local Cristo Rey school to:

  1. Place an On-Site Team: Four Student Associates at work, in the office 

  2. Place an Off-Site / Hybrid Team (Remote from Cristo Rey campus): Flexible team to meet your needs. When off-site, Student Associates are in a CWS remote work site and monitored by a CWS Manager. Four Student Associates work remotely under the direction of your supervisor to complete work typically performed on-site.

  3. Student Associates Sponsorship: Make a tax-deductible contribution to CWS to underwrite a full team of Student Associates for placement with an NPO.

Contact Corporate Program Officer Teri Johnson at to:

  1. Fund National Innovation: Make a tax-deductible contribution to the national office to ensure Cristo Rey Student Associates continue to develop as the employees industries need now and in the future.
  2. Become a Cristo Rey Network National Partner: Access exclusive benefits and alumni talent for internship and job opportunities.