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

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