Don Bosco Cristo Rey, ‘The School that Works,’ continues innovative work study program during pandemic

Known as “The School that Works,” Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, Maryland, has had to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic and devise new ways for its students to work. The Catholic high school – known for its rigorous college preparatory curriculum for minority students from families with limited economic means and for its innovative Corporate Work Study Program, where students gain experience working at leading Washington-area businesses and help pay for most of their education costs – suddenly had to adjust its academic and work programs when local school campuses closed in mid-March 2020 due to the pandemic.

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