School Description: Cristo Rey New York High School is a Catholic, co-ed, college-prep school, part of the national Cristo Rey Network. We serve students of all faiths who have demonstrated the potential and motivation to achieve success and who do not have the educational background or financial means to attend another private, college-prep school.
Guided by the spirit of care for the individual, cura personalis, we challenge all our students with a rigorous academic curriculum and a demanding work-internship program. Our ultimate goal is that our students will graduate from college and become professionals for others, transforming the world for the good of their families and society.
Program Description: The Cristo Rey New York Volunteer Program seeks dynamic, thoughtful young people of promise who are committed to sharing their many gifts and talents with our students. This full-time, residential volunteer program requires a two-year commitment and volunteers serve the community in various ways such as teaching, assistant teaching, fundraising, moderating extra-curricular activities, coaching, and training and chaperoning students in support of our Corporate Work Study Program.
The alumni/ae of our program have gone on to meaningful careers in law, social work, business, nursing, education, public policy, and more. Many of our alums have remained at Cristo Rey New York and have held the positions of Director of College Guidance, Director of Development, Director of Graduate Support, Assistant Director of Corporate Work Study, Operations and Curriculum Manager of Corporate Work Study, History Department Chair, Religion Teacher/Campus Minister, and English Teacher.
The program runs for just over 22 months, from mid-August through late June. Volunteers will also attend a week-long training and orientation in July of year one.
Benefits of the Program:
Mentoring by experienced teachers, administrators, and staff
Opportunities for spiritual and personal growth
Community living in housing provided by Cristo Rey New York
A stipend for food and personal expenses
Medical and dental insurance (if needed)
Transportation pass (Unlimited MetroCard)
Application Process (For Fall 2019)
We are so excited that you are interested in applying to our full-time
volunteer program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis without
an official deadline. Priority will be given to applications received before
February 28, 2018.
Applications are reviewed within a week of receipt and phone or personal
interviews will be coordinated with candidates. You are welcome to contact
Ryan Scheb, former full-time volunteer and current History Department Chair, or our current volunteers with questions.
Please mail 1 Letter of Recommendation and 1 Official College/University transcript to Jennifer Akotoh at 112 East 106th Street New York, NY 10029