Cristo Rey recognizes Chamberlain Hrdlicka for Ten-Year Partnership
On May 11, Chamberlain Hrdlicka was recognized by Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston as one of its 10-year Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) Partners during the school’s annual Corporate Leaders Luncheon held at the Petroleum Club. Shareholders Diana Gomez and George Connelly and the firm's Chief Operating Officer, John Meredith, represented the firm at the luncheon.
For the past ten years, our firm has provided multiple hard-working, economically-challenged students with job opportunities as part of the Program. Hiring Cristo Rey students enables them to receive an affordable, excellent college prep program and subsequently college education. The past three Cristo Rey seniors at the firm have received full university scholarships and financial aid to attend college.
“We are proud to be a partner of Cristo Rey’s CWSP program, supporting our local community by educating Houston’s future leaders and bringing diversity to the workplace,” said John Meredith. “We are even prouder of the accomplishments of students we’ve had the privilege to work with. Their work ethic, commitment to learning and contributing to our firm’s success have been admirable. It’s no surprise that many are offered full university scholarships and some even plan to become attorneys.”
Working in a four-person job-sharing team, students never have to miss a class while gaining valuable, hands-on corporate experience as part of the program. Through CWSP, students are able to earn up to 50% of the cost of their education at Cristo Rey Jesuit. Consequently, most families pay less than $400 a year for their child’s education, compared to the Texas average of $10,430 for a private secondary school.