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

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