Opened in 2015, Cristo Rey Dallas is a private, college preparatory high school for students whose families couldn’t otherwise afford private education. Located in Pleasant Grove in the southeast sector of Dallas, Cristo Rey Dallas occupies a former elementary school campus, which was designed in the 1950s to house 250 students. Their Corporate Work Study Program allows the 472 Cristo Rey students to work one day a week at one of their 141 corporate partners in Dallas. In turn, all corporate partners pay Cristo Rey Dallas for the students’ time, which offsets 63% of a student’s yearly tuition, allowing the family to contribute as much as they can afford.  

 

The Project: The Crystal Charity Ball Corporate Work Study Center

The Commitment: $910,799

 

The Crystal Charity Ball funds will be used to construct The Crystal Charity Ball Corporate Work Study Center in their new Innovation Center. This center will house conference rooms, collaborative work spaces and computers for student use. The Corporate Work Study Center will accommodate 500-600 unduplicated students ages 14-18.