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How Work-Study Works

How Work-Study Works 

Cristo Rey High School and the Work-Study program serve students from families with limited economic resources, allowing students to take ownership of a quality, college preparatory education. The Work-Study program is a proven national model, first started at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago in 1996. 

To make quality college preparatory education affordable to students of limited economic and education opportunities, all Cristo Rey High School students participate in our Work-Study program. Each student works five days per month in companies and organizations throughout the Sacramento region gaining real world experiences. These sponsoring companies allow students to earn 56% of the cost of their education. 

Our program is a means of giving students crucial hands-on entry level clerical work experience, while simultaneously empowering them to take an active part in financing a major portion of their education. 

Students acquire:

• Increased self esteem

• A strong work ethic

• Desirable job experience and marketable skills

• Exposure to a wide-range of career opportunities

• A network of business contacts 

At the same time, sponsoring companies benefit from energetic, young talent. Interested in sponsoring Cristo Rey High School students?



Contact Carmen Raggio, Program Manager at (916) 400-3386 or via email at