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.  

Corporate Work Study Board Members

Chairwoman: Deby Snodgrass, Former Oklahoma State Secretary of Commerce and Tourism

Steve Agee, Dean of Meinders School of Business, Oklahoma City University

Sam Fulkerson, Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins

Don Greiner, President of Bridges Health of Oklahoma City

Brianne Kennemer, Membership Manager of Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Alex Sedlacek, Senior Commercial Relationship manager of INTRUST Bank

Barney Semtner, Former Executive Director of the Oklahoma Catholic Foundation

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


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

Over 50 of Oklahoma City’s largest, most visible and most civically-engaged businesses have already agreed to become Corporate Work-Study Partners.




Ernst & Young

Educational Institutions

Oklahoma City University

Rose State College


Chesapeake Energy


Slawson Exploration

Engineering, Construction & Design

The Boldt Company

Manhattan Construction Group

entertainment & The Arts

Oklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oklahoma City Thunder

Santa Fe Family Life Center

financial institutions

Arvest Bank


MidFirst Bank


The Chickasaw Nation

Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission


Bridges Health

Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital

Children’s Hospital Foundation

Good Shepherd Hospice

McBride Orthopedic Hospital

Mercy Hospital

The Oklahoma Blood Institute

SSM Health St. Anthony’s

Variety Care


American Fidelity

Kemper Health National Reserve


Crowe & Dunlevy

Dunlap Codding

Hartzog Conger Cason

McAfee & Taft

Phillips Murrah


Clements Foods

Lopez Foods

W&W AFCO Steel


The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Catholic Charities

Latino Community Development Agency

The Oklahoma City National Memorial


The Regional Food Bank


Teach for America

United Way

Professional Services

Chickasaw Nation Industries

Express Employment Professionals

R.K. Black

Standley Systems

Real Estate

Keller Williams


Ditch Witch

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Stella Nova Cafes


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

Bank of Oklahoma

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Brian Simmons

First National Bank

Gary Gatewood

Inasmuch Foundation

Judy & Tom Love

Lana & Dave Lopez

Morrie Shepherd


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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