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CWSP – How It Works

How does the program work?

The CSWP is an integral part of the educational experience at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston (Cristo Rey Jesuit). The CSWP enables students to earn money toward the cost of their college preparatory education through working in entry-level positions at Houston-area Corporate Partners and offers an opportunity to be formed into more compassionate, committed, and competent persons for others.

Students are placed in teams of four and assigned to real-world positions at Partner companies. The CWSP coordinates schedules with Cristo Rey Jesuit so that each student-worker is available one full day each week plus an extra work day once a month. The students’ schedules are staggered so that they don’t miss any classes.


In exchange for the work provided by the student team, each Corporate Partner signs a contract agreeing to pay the CWSP a fee. This “fee for service” is processed through a payroll system for the student-worker. Instead of receiving a check for their net earnings, student-workers sign an agreement with the CWSP assigning their earnings to Cristo Rey Jesuit to help offset the cost of their education.


Students are employees of the Corporate Work-Study Program. Students are not employees of the Corporate Partners. Students are not eligible for Corporate Partner benefits and should not presume that they share in such benefits.