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