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.
Right in the heart of Cleveland is one of the area’s most respected legal firms with a very direct motto, “Results. Period.” Reminger opened its doors on Public Square in 1958 with just 2 employees and now boasts a full service law firm employing several hundred employees, paralegals, and staff. Now located in the Midland Building of Tower City, the offices are spacious, gorgeous, and offer beautiful views of our beloved city.
Reminger has been a long time partner of Saint Martin’s Corporate Work Study Program, and this year is no different. It is in these offices where Shamar Rouse works every Tuesday, and is supervised by two really great guys, Philip Morrow, the Mailroom and Dock Room Supervisor, and 2009 Saint Martin alum Hassan Niles, who also works in the mailroom. Shamar has made a great impression with his ambition and willingness to ask questions to make sure he gets each task done right. He is a quick study, and has all the traits of someone who wants to join the Air Force after Saint Martin. “Shamar is a very caring person who wants to do everything well,” says Morrow. “He is a diligent worker who pays attention to detail real well.”
No two days are the same for Shamar, which he really likes. He spends time working on the docks, in the mailroom, delivering files to employees, and does running when needed for the lawyers. “It’s been a great experience,” says Shamar ‘20. “I have had so much to learn and I like that. Mr. Morrow and Mr. Niles have been great to me.”
For Niles, the work study program has truly come full circle for him. Working for Forest City all 4 years as a Saint Martin student and now supervising current Lions has been a thrill for him. “I worked with great people and they taught me how to be a professional. They taught me the real world and how work fits in.” Now Niles is paying it forward with current students, “The kids are so interesting and have their unique personalities. You make a connection with them. It feels so good to give back to a school I love so much.”
Shamar plans to study finance while serving our country beyond his years at Saint Martin. In the meantime, he will continue to shine at Reminger, and work with Morrow, who is a big fan of the Corporate Work Study Program. “It’s a great environment for any student. They learn life skills and that is so important. We are training them to be prepared for the real world.” Morrow summed it up perfectly using words from his grandmother when asked why he gets so involved, “To receive blessings you have to have an open hand not a closed one. That’s how I live my life.”
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