Corporate Work Study Program Benefits

Our Work Study Program has wide-reaching benefits, not only for our students, but for the local businesses and the greater Waukegan community.

Benefits for Businesses and Organizations
  • Invests in the development of diverse college-educated talent and the workforce of the future that is well-trained, reliable, cost-effective and technically proficient.
  • Provides leadership and mentorship opportunities to managers.
  • Decreases economic inequality and advances racial equity.
  • Achieves diversity, equity and inclusion objectives.
  • Makes a significant positive impact on employees, students, families and the community. 
Benefits for Students
  • Exposes students to a variety of career paths available with a college degree, inspiring new trajectories 
  • Develops early professional experience and skills along with mentors and networks that lead to future workplace success.
  • Offsets the cost of tuition making a college preparatory education possible.
  • Teaches students to take ownership and responsibility for their own success

Benefits to the Community
  • Creates greater educational options for young people in marginalized and underserved communities like Waukegan and North Chicago.
  • Provides a unique partnership between area businesses and organizations to work together for a better prepared workforce run by citizens who make a difference.

Want to learn more?  Contact Brian Weinberg at 847-769-1751 or brianweinberg@cristoreystmartin.org

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CWSP Staff

Tom Arens

CWSP Coordinator
CWSP
Phone: 847-714-3343

Giselle Baca

CWSP Coordinator
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Phone: 224-637-9563

Lori Bell

CWSP Coordinator | Operations Lead
CWSP
Phone: 847-477-2601 ext. 182

Marcelino Hernandez

CWSP Transportation Coordinator
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Phone: 847-344-7273

Brisel Jiménez

CWSP Coordinator
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Phone: 847-445-1673

Mari-Lou Menezes

IVC Volunteer
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Keith Schoeneberger

IVC Volunteer
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Brian Weinberg

Director, Corporate Work Study Program
CWSP
Phone: 224-219-9724 ext. 254

CWSP News

Corporate Work Study Program Returns to Full Speed

Corporate Work Study Program Returns to Full Speed

Modeling CRSM’s strategic plan to “Survive, Revive and Thrive,” the CRSM Corporate Work Study Program hit the ground running this school year. Almost all the 407 students with business and nonprofit partners. Freshmen spent the last week boarding vans to banks,...

Business Professionals Help Students Explore Career Pathways

Business Professionals Help Students Explore Career Pathways

Forty local business professionals spent the evening of May 17th at CRSM discussing and demonstrating their career journeys with 100 sophomores and seniors. The goal was to help students explore future careers and prepare to seize tomorrow’s opportunities. From...

Work-Study Program Spotlights Mid-Year Milestones

Work-Study Program Spotlights Mid-Year Milestones

On Wednesday, February 25th, the Corporate Work Study Program met virtually with its 80 business partners. Participants gathered in round-table discussions meant to maximize the benefits to the companies, managers, student supervisors and Cristo Rey students. Brian...