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.

« back to news list

New Hire Strengthens Team and Mission

Posted October 01, 2018 in Press Releases

(CLEVELAND, October 1, 2018)-- Saint Martin de Porres’ is excited to announce its new Vice President of the Corporate Work Study Program, Shameka Jones Taylor. (picture attached) Jones Taylor begins her new role today leading the unique work study program, a staple of the nationally renowned Cristo Rey Network, where each student works 5 days a month at an organization in Northeast Ohio. The salaries our students earn through the work study program will off-set over one-third of the cost of their education.

Jones Taylor spent nearly 21 years working for the City of Cleveland, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for Cleveland City Council. For the last eight years in this role, she has also directly supervised over 20 Saint Martin students, both “challenging and loving” them as they navigated high school and the Corporate Work Study Program. With her vast experience of working with business professionals in this region, Mrs. Jones Taylor is the perfect person to continue building relationships with our current partners while acquiring new partners to the Program.

“I am excited to be joining a team of outstanding and passionate people who are committed to positively impacting the lives of our young adults” said Jones Taylor. “Joining the Saint Martin community will give me the opportunity to turn my passions of working for, loving, and developing youth into my full time job! I am looking forward to advancing the mission of Saint Martin through the training and placing our young adults into organizational environments to advance them practically and better prepare them for the workforce, this is a challenge that I find most exhilarating.”

Mrs. Jones Taylor is a Cleveland native, who attended Shaw High School, and holds a B.A. and MBA from Baldwin Wallace College, as well as her Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary. She and her husband Lennon live in Highland Heights and have onedaughter and two grandchildren.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Shameka join our community in such a valuable role,” said Saint Martin President Chaz Napoli. “We feel that we have positioned Saint Martin’s work study program for many decades of future success.”

Statue

Stay Connected

Sign up for our email newsletter

Sign Up

Photo Gallery

1 of 22