Over 30 civically-engaged Oklahoma City businesses of all sizes and industries have already committed to hiring our students, who will serve as reliable, productive and cost-effective employees.

Their commitment makes our school financially viable and enables us to provide students in families with limited means an academically rigorous college-prep education.

A full time position employs four students.  Each student has an assigned day on which he or she works and the student team rotates to work one Friday each month.  Student schedules are created so that students never miss a class.

Class Schedule

Companies that take on a full-time position employ a team of four students, each of which works one assigned day per week, plus one Friday each month.  Student schedules are adjusted so that students never miss a class. In addition, Cristo Rey Oklahoma City transports students to and from their workplaces. 

The chart below shows the work schedule, for a month, for each student member of a team working at one of our corporate partners.  For example, student A works every Monday and the first Friday a month.  A second student, student B, is assigned every Tuesday and the second Friday of each month.  

Over 30 of Oklahoma City’s largest, most visible and most civically-engaged businesses have already agreed to become Corporate Work-Study Partners.



Grant Thornton


The Boeing Company


First National Bank of Oklahoma
MidFirst Bank
Weokie Credit Union


Cox Communications
The Oklahoman Media Company

Energy, Research & Technology

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Slawson Exploration


The Chickasaw Nation


Grace Living Centers
McBride Orthopedic Hospital
Mercy Health
Variety Care


American Fidelity
Blue Cross Blue Shield


Crowe & Dunlevy
Hartzog, Conger, Cason & Neville
Phillips Murrah
Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis


Clements Foods
Great Plains Coca Cola
Lopez Foods
W&W AFCO Steel


The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Catholic Charities
Latino Community Development Agency
The Oklahoma City National Memorial
United Way

Professional Services

Express Employment Professionals
Synergy Datacom Supply

Real Estate

The Humphreys Company
Irish Realty/Main Street Parking


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores


The following companies and individuals have made it possible for students to work at a non-profit:

Bank of Oklahoma
Judy & Tom Love
Lana & Dave Lopez

Corporate Work Study Board Members

Chairman: Carl Martincich, VP of Human Resources and Government Affairs for Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores


Dr. Steve Agee, Dean of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University

Sam Fulkerson, Managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins

Don Greiner, President of Grace Living Centers and Amity Care, LLC

Renee Porter, ex-officio member, President/CEO of Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School

Deby Snodgrass, Oklahoma State Secretary of Commerce and Tourism


To view the list of board members for our school, click here.

Laying the foundation

Cristo Rey students are hardworking, disciplined young men and women who understand the value of the opportunity our Corporate Work-Study partners provide them with. Our participating companies know they will get good work, while helping to lay the foundation for the next generation of qualified, well-educated workers. 

Every Corporate Work-Study Partner is also helping to change a life, by sponsoring a first-rate education that would not be possible without their assistance.

Preparation for the workplace

All Cristo Rey students participate in an intensive “Summer Success Training” program to prepare them for the workplace. Our students join the offices of our Work-Study Partners with the technical, professional and “soft” skills they need to succeed in a corporate environment.  


Watch the video to learn more about Cristo Rey's Corporate Work Study Program.



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