DePaul Cristo Rey Empowers Students with Professional Experience
Published on by Ian McManis in Firm News
Barnes Dennig continues to demonstrate its belief in going beyond the numbers by partnering with DePaul Cristo Rey High School. DePaul Cristo Rey is a Catholic, college preparatory high school located in Cincinnati that focuses on transforming students with economic needs into high school and college graduates through their curriculum and innovative work study program.
Barnes Dennig has partnered with DePaul Cristo for two years with the goal of helping to impact many young people’s lives. Barnes Dennig’s mission is to “empower individuals and organizations to achieve financial success”. The mutually beneficial partnership with DePaul Cristo Rey helps students prepare for success in a real-world, professional setting, which helps the firm fulfill its mission.
A quote from a DePaul Cristo Rey student sums it up this way:
“I am 15 years old with more professional job experience than most people in my family, thanks to DPCR! With DPCR as a part of my learning experience, I know I will be able to overcome any obstacle in my way.” Sophie, Class of 2017
An overview of the DePaul Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program:
- Students are able to regularly attend school while working an entry-level job
- Students are paired with Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky businesses, and non-profit organizations
- A team of four students is able to fill one full-time position by alternating students’ daily
- Each student works a total of five full days a month, contributing to the cost of the students’ education
The Corporate Work Study Program encourages young students to learn similar values as the firm’s Barnes Beliefs’; “Be grateful for the opportunities to use your talents and gifts to make a better way for your clients, colleagues, community, family and self.”. The Barnes Beliefs’, a collection of descriptive phrases that bring the firm’s core values to life, are demonstrated through this partnership and through the firm’s ongoing commitment to the community.
How to Get Involved
DePaul Cristo Rey High School is one of 30 of the Cristo Rey Network’s many model schools. The Cristo Rey Network has over 1,400 national corporate partners and continues to look for more so they can help more students to receive an excellent education and solid work experience. For more information about the Corporate Work Study Program, visit the website at depaulcristorey.org