Providing students of modest economic means with a college preparatory education aimed at helping young men and women develop the habits of mind and spirit that will enable them to be successful in college, in their careers, and in life.
Providing meaningful opportunities for professionals to interact with and mentor students while making a difference in their lives. Over 100 Cleveland-area businesses, firms, and non-profits have partnered with Saint Martin.
Saint Martin invites students into our school community who are committed to academic, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical growth. During the admissions process, Saint Martin reviews academic, disciplinary, and attendance records, as well as teacher recommendations.
While we are serious about preparing students for college and career success, we also believe that school should be fun! Caring for the whole student, we believe that involvement in extracurriculars is essential to continuing to form talented, well-rounded, and interesting individuals.
It’s 8:30 AM on a Thursday morning and Senior Hailey arrives on the 3rd floor of Saint Martin for her Corporate Work Study job. Brewing her coffee and nestling into her private cubicle space, Hailey prepares to begin remote work for our CWSP Partner, Parker Hannifin. Joining the 9 other remote student workers on campus each week, students are gaining real work experience while supporting CWSP Partners who have yet to return back to the office.
During her work day, Hailey is responsible for electronically filing legal documents for Parker Hannifin. Working with fellow senior Kyra, the two sift through legal documents that are dropped off at the school by their supervisor. While Kyra removes staples and scans the documents, Hailey inputs the scans into an Excel worksheet by name, case number, and date signature. When they notice their box of files is running low, Hailey simply calls up her supervisor who then drops off more documents for the team to scan.
When Parker Hannifin discovered they would continue working remotely, the organization knew they had to keep Saint Martin students on staff in some capacity. Associate General Counsel at Parker, Joe Pophal shares, “Although we would much rather have the students in the office with us, the students haven’t missed a beat. Changes to the work environment brought on by COVID-19 and remote work have brought on adaptations that the students embraced. It shows that they are well suited for a dynamic work environment.” Because there are 4 Parker Hannifin remote workers in total, students have also learned how to communicate with one another by leaving an end of day summary for the next student to pick up work seamlessly.
Looking ahead to her future, Hailey hopes to attend Florida A&M University next fall to study nursing. She feels Corporate Work Study has prepared her well for the real world and is excited to see where life takes her after graduation. She shares, “This job has taught me the importance of maintaining a professional database. I want to be a nurse someday and know these skills will help me as I will need to file important patient documents. I am glad I am gaining that experience now through my job with Parker.”
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