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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.

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