Taylor Porter Among Corporate Work Study Partners Recognized by Cristo Rey

March 05, 2020

At a Corporate Work Study Program executive reception event held at The Grove, Taylor Porter was recognized by Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School for being among the 50 partners and sponsors that provide meaningful work experiences to the school's students throughout the school year. Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton attended the event.

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School is a private, Catholic school that opened in August 2016, and is part of a national network of 32 schools, projected to have 40 schools across the country by 2020. Taylor Porter Partner
Skip Philips serves on the Cristo Rey Board, and also chairs the Corporate Work Study Program Board. Philips was instrumental in Taylor Porter being among the founding corporate work study program partners since the school's opening.

Under the Cristo Rey model, each student spends one full day of their week working at a local office to supplement part of their tuition and pick up some real world career training. ​The school trains the students on basic soft skills — how to properly dress for work, interact with co-workers, conduct business over the phone and address clients — as well as hard skills such as printing, copying and filing. The school matches each student up with a company at an annual “Draft Day” event. Cristo Rey partners with close to 50 Capital Region businesses and nonprofits, all of which employ students one day per week.

The school is continually looking for additional partners for its Corporate Work Study Program, and more details can be found online at
www.cristoreybatonrouge.org. Corporate Work Study Program sponsor underwriters include: Albemarle Corporation, AT&T, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Capital Area Finance Authority, and Entergy Louisiana. The practical and technical skills that are developed help students create a four-year resume at some of the most respected companies and organizations in Baton Rouge. Students develop enhanced communication skills and interpersonal interaction in these professional environments, building relationships and social capital that will serve them for the rest of their lives. 

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