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.

What are the benefits for Corporate Partners?

Our current Corporate Partners have expressed that there are many benefits for the organization and employees when partnering with Saint Martin de Porres High School. Here are just a few:

  • Community investment by participating in the education of Cleveland’s urban youth
  • Reliable and talented workforce making meaningful contributions to the organization's daily operations at a reasonable cost
  • Opportunity for full-time employees to grow by becoming supportive coworkers and supervisors
  • Create a pipeline of diverse future employees
  • Train and mentor Cleveland’s next generation of professionals

Who is the student’s employer?

Saint Martin de Porres High School is the official employer of each student, assuming all employment liability.

How are the students prepared for work?

Prior to the start of the school year, all incoming freshmen participate in New Student Orientation, a summer training program that helps prepare students for work and high school. During this training they will learn the basics principles of what it means to be a professional as well as important skills like customer service and filing.

After school has begun, freshmen and sophomore students receive ongoing professional development in the form of a monthly Corporate Work Study class.

How are the students chosen for their work site?

During New Student Orientation the faculty and staff will begin to assess each students’ personal gifts and interests. The Corporate Work Study staff will use this information to place students in an organization where they can use these gifts to be successful.

What is the work schedule?

Every student will work one day per week, five days per month, from September to early June. A typical work day will begin by 9:00AM and end around 4:00PM.

What support structure is available to the Corporate Partner?

The Corporate Work Study staff is committed to seeing that each Corporate Partner and student has a positive experience working together. As a Corporate Partner you will be assigned an Account Manager to keep in touch with throughout the school year. The Account Manager is always available to answer your questions and provide advice.

Additionally, the Corporate Work Study Program Department offers several opportunities for our Corporate Partners to learn best practices through a series of supervisor events.

Our Partners

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Ohio Lottery Commission
Dress for Success Cleveland
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Fay Sharpe
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
Omnova Solutions Foundation
Cleveland City Council
St. John Medical Center
Burton Bell Carr Development Corporation
Progressive Insurance
Cleveland Play House
The City Club of Cleveland
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Hudec Dental Associates
Minute Men Staffing Services
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Fifth Third Bank
Third Federal Savings & Loan Association
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter
Esperanza, Inc.
Tucker Ellis & West LLP
Eaton Corporation
Wickens Herzer Panza
University Circle Inc. (UCI)
Speedeon Data
The Effective Leadership Academy
Cleveland Research Company
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center
Applied Industrial Technologies
Oswald Companies
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Walter Haverfield
The Prep Schools at Woodland Hills
Admiral Products
Shurtech Brands
Revenue Group
Lake Health
Fairview Hospital
Aero Fluid Products
Shoes and Clothes for Kids
Lakeshore Intergenerational School
The Fedeli Group
CGI Federal
MAI Capital Management
West Side Catholic Center
Ohio Attorney General's Office
Forest City Realty Trust
Hyland Software
Perry & Karnatz
Joshen Paper & Packaging
One South Euclid
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Bratenahl Capital Partners
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Indians
Sherwin Williams
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
Cohen & Co.
Greater Cleveland Film Commission
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
City of Cleveland
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Baker Hostetler
Cogswell Hall
Thompson Hine
Ohio Living Breckenridge Village
The Riverside Company
Reminger Co., LPA
The Cleveland History Center
Cleveland Foundation
Recovery Resources
Ernst & Young
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Huntington National Bank
Cleveland Cavaliers
Frantz Ward
Jones Day
Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co. LPA
Cleveland Public Library
Key Bank
John Carroll University
Towards Employment
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
MetroHealth Medical Center
Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
Judson Services, Inc.
Julie Billiart School
Interstate McBee
AeroControlex Group
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
MidTown Cleveland, Inc.
College Now of Greater Cleveland
Parker Hannifin Corp
Cleveland Clinic
Dominion Energy Ohio
Rainey Institute
Slavic Village Development Corporation
Old Brooklyn Development Corporation
University Settlement

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