Ensuring students are college- and career-ready are the key aims of Don Bosco Cristo Rey. This high school's innovative Corporate Work Study Program partners with over a hundred companies to give students from low-income communities valuable on-the-job experience while earning nearly 60% of their tuition cost. Once a week, students take on the responsibility of a professional, entry-level job, with four-person "job sharing" teams covering one full-time position. Additional intensive summer programs ensure that team members are ready to balance office work and homework learning small skills like shaking hands while maintaining eye contact and large ones like time management. Over 98% of student workers received good or outstanding assessments from their employers and 100% of graduates have been accepted to college since 2012. Your support ensures these students continue to be uniquely prepared both for college and for the work world beyond.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17)

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Schools They Work In: We work with Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.

  • College acceptance rate of our students:   100%
  • College retention rate of our students:   84%

Awards & Recognition

"Youth Award" from the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, June 2009


  • High School Gets Teen Off the Street and Into College
    Sat Jun 11 2011, CNN  
    CNN spotlights a teenager from Don Bosco Cristo Rey who was once homeless and now has graduated high school and entered college.

Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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