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.

How old do you have to be to participate?

The Department of Labor mandates that students be 14 years old to participate in the Corporate Work Study Program.

Does the Corporate Work Study Program interfere with classroom instruction?

No. Corporate Work Study is structured in a way that does not interfere with classroom instruction. Our extended school day and academic year provide the additional instructional time needed to meet state requirements.

Do all students participate in the Corporate Work Study Program?

Yes. The Corporate Work Study Program is a part of the curriculum at Saint Martin. All students participate in the program, financing a portion of their own tuition.

How are 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 basic principles of what it means to be a professional, as well as skills such as 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.

The Corporate Work Study staff is committed to seeing that every Corporate Partner and every student have a positive experience working together. Each student will be assigned an Account Manager to keep in touch with throughout the school year. The Account Manager is always available to support the student's professional growth at school and work.

Does the student get to choose their workplace?

During New Student Orientation, faculty and staff will begin to assess each student's personal gifts and interests. The Corporate Work Study staff will use this information to place students in an organization where they will be successful.

How do the students get to their work site?

Each workday, students will report to school for a brief morning assembly before being transported by van or bus to their job sites. Afternoon transportation back to Saint Martin will be provided to students working outside of the downtown district.

How do the students get to work?

Saint Martin de Porres High School is responsible for all transportation to and from work. Students will be transported by van or school bus.

Our Partners

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

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