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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A-1 Self Storage
Ohio Attorney General's Office
Cleveland Clinic
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
Old Brooklyn Development Corporation
University Settlement
Cleveland City Council
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Indians
Progressive Insurance
Cogswell Hall
Huntington National Bank
City of Cleveland
Oswald Companies
Key Bank
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Lake Health
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter
Fifth Third Bank
Cleveland Play House
St. Clair Superior Development Corporation
Minute Men Staffing Services
Rainey Institute
Lakeshore Intergenerational School
Ernst & Young
Jones Day
Forest City Realty Trust
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
Fay Sharpe
Joshen Paper & Packaging
The Effective Leadership Academy
Dress for Success Cleveland
Wickens Herzer Panza
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
John Carroll University
Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center
Dominion Energy Ohio
Thompson Hine
Esperanza, Inc.
Third Federal Savings & Loan Association
The Prep Schools at Woodland Hills
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Perry & Karnatz
Cleveland Public Library
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
MAI Capital Management
Parker Hannifin Corp
Shoes and Clothes for Kids
The Fedeli Group
Omnova Solutions Foundation
Cleveland Cavaliers
Walter Haverfield
MidTown Cleveland, Inc.
Sherwin Williams
The Riverside Company
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
Tucker Ellis & West LLP
Burton Bell Carr Development Corporation
University Circle Inc. (UCI)
Speedeon Data
The Cleveland History Center
Ohio Living Breckenridge Village
Admiral Products
Hudec Dental Associates
Case Western Reserve University
Revenue Group
Interstate McBee
Eaton Corporation
Cohen & Co.
Cleveland Research Company
AeroControlex Group
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Aero Fluid Products
Reminger Co., LPA
Frantz Ward
Towards Employment
CGI Federal
Judson Services, Inc.
MetroHealth Medical Center
Fairview Hospital
Bratenahl Capital Partners
Hyland Software
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Cleveland Foundation
One South Euclid
Greater Cleveland Film Commission
St. John Medical Center
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co. LPA
Julie Billiart School
Recovery Resources
Shurtech Brands
Ohio Lottery Commission
Slavic Village Development Corporation
Applied Industrial Technologies
Robert W. Baird & Co.
The City Club of Cleveland
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
College Now of Greater Cleveland
Baker Hostetler

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