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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Synthomer Foundation
Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co. LPA
University Circle Inc. (UCI)
Applied Industrial Technologies
Tucker Ellis & West LLP
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
Cleveland Clinic
The City Club of Cleveland
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
The Cleveland History Center
Huntington National Bank
Cleveland Cavaliers
Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
Grant Thronton
Cogswell Hall
Fifth Third Bank
Reminger Co., LPA
Shoes and Clothes for Kids
Towards Employment
Third Federal Savings & Loan Association
Home Instead
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Westfield Bank
Dominion Energy Ohio
Old Brooklyn Development Corporation
Ernst & Young
Lake Health
Speedeon Data
Dress for Success Cleveland
Bratenahl Capital Partners
Parker Hannifin Corp
Cleveland Foundation
Jones Day
Cleveland Research Company
Judson Services, Inc.
Progressive Insurance
AIM Recycling
Admiral Products
Rainey Institute
Ideastream Public Media
Walter Haverfield
Cleveland Indians
The Fedeli Group
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter
MetroHealth Medical Center
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
St. John Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Oswald Companies
Ohio Attorney General's Office
The Effective Leadership Academy
AeroControlex Group
Burton Bell Carr Development Corporation
The Riverside Company
Fay Sharpe
City of Cleveland
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Cleveland City Council
Western Reserve Trust Company
Fairview Hospital
University Settlement
College Now of Greater Cleveland
CGI Federal
Aero Fluid Products
Greater Cleveland Film Commission
John Carroll University
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Key Bank
New Heights Research
MAI Capital Management
Eaton Corporation
CBIZ, Inc.
Hyland Software
Frantz Ward
Revenue Group
Interstate McBee
Group Management Services
Ohio Lottery Commission
Minute Men Staffing Services
Cleveland Public Library
Esperanza, Inc.
The Prep Schools at Woodland Hills
Lakeshore Intergenerational School
Thompson Hine
Slavic Village Development Corporation
Baker Hostetler
Cleveland Play House
Shurtech Brands
Sherwin Williams

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