“I love the Cristo Rey model; this is a model that works.” With these words Ohio Governor Mike DeWine opened his keynote address at DePaul Cristo Rey’s Corporate Partner Leadership Breakfast.
At the February 27 breakfast, DPCR leaders and students thanked all of the businesses who partner with the school in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). As the Governor said, “Without you Cristo Rey doesn’t work.”
Photos of the event are here.
Governor DeWine, formerly the Ohio Attorney General, is very familiar with DePaul Cristo Rey and the Columbus and Cleveland Cristo Rey schools. The Attorney General’s Office participates in the CWSP with students working in their offices in all three cities.
DPCR honored Mercy Health with the Corporate Partner of the Year Award. Mercy has 12 students working across the Mercy Health organization in hospitals and locations around the region. David Fikse, president of Mercy Health Cincinnati Market,commented that, “these are just stellar young people and we believe we’re building our future through this program.”
DPCR also recognized the following organizations for five years of CWSP participation:
American Red Cross
Crayons to Computers
Easter Seals Serving Greater Cincinnati
Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
Flynn & Company, Inc.
KDM POP Solutions Group
North American Properties
Ulmer & Berne LLP