Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School established the Cristo Rey Philadelphia Service Corps in the summer of 2016. Members of this educational and administrative immersion program will commit to a year of service to bring about the school’s mission of providing a college prep education to students with limited financial resources.
The program aims to attract individuals who are interested in learning how to teach and/or work in administration in an urban school setting. The Cristo Rey Philadelphia coaching model will be led by principal Dr. Michael Gomez and will include supervision and support in instructional practices.
Corps members will serve in a number of roles both in and out of the classroom. Members will receive extensive professional support, coaching, and development as they work in a collaborative and reflective environment. Corps members will assist the Work-Study Office in providing student transit to and from work and will participate in the operations of the school breakfast program.
Corps member development will include structured community building, opportunities for intentional reflection, and a monthly focused career development session. Additionally, members will receive generous work/healthcare stipends, as well as housing provided by Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School.