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Cristo Rey High School's Interns Build Early Success at Kraus-Anderson

Part of the nationwide network of Cristo Rey’s Jesuit high schools, the school provides rigorous, college preparatory educations to students in urban communities with limited educational options.

Kraus-Anderson employs four Cristo Rey interns through the school’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), which requires each student to work five full days per month in a professional work environment.  Alexander, Yanelis, Brian and Tania job share at KA, each working one day of the week and taking turns working the fifth day. Working funds over half the cost of the students’ education, helps develop professional skills and provides them with valuable experience working in a corporate setting. The students learn responsibility, gain confidence and explore possible career interests.

The school’s innovative focus on both professional work and academic excellence leads to success.  Since the Minneapolis school opened in 2007, Cristo Rey has established a 96% student retention rate. The first graduating senior class had a 100% acceptance rate into college or a military program, which they have continued the tradition through the 2018 graduating class. Learn more about becoming a corporate partner. 

KA recently celebrated the graduation of Alexander, who will be attending St. Thomas University in the fall of 2018.

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