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

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