Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program is a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Cristo Rey Network of Schools. Students come to Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School because they dream of going to college and deserve a great educational opportunity, despite having limited financial resources.
DBCR: The School That Works!
Students, staff and alumni share their views on what makes our school so special.
The newest high school in the Archdiocese of Washington, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School (one of 30 high schools in the Cristo Rey Network) was designed for students in the greater Washington area who dream of going to college but have very limited financial resources. In the tradition of the Salesians of Don Bosco, an order of priests and brothers who have been educating youth since 1859, DBCR emphasizes the importance of Faith, Family, Future, and Fun in education.
“Yael is very dependable, reliable, pleasant, and very bright. He has grown so much professionally from the young ninth grader to the well-adjusted junior student worker with AHLA. He communicates well with everyone on staff from all levels of the Association. He works consistently well on his assignments and loves to do projects involving excel (which he does well on). He is always dressed professionally and comes to work to learn and to be part of the AHLA team.”
“Tamia is so sweet and helpful, and we’re thrilled that both her and Katherine were able to return to Abacus this year. She loves working on the computer and has sought out work from our IT team. She’s also our HR Director’s go to intern whenever we need help planning various parties and social events in our office”.
“Jessey is a very responsible young lady. She works hard and can be trusted to work with minimal supervision. Once, I stepped away from my desk and came back to find Jessey assisting the front office in my absence. She is a true team player.”
“The great part about working with DBCR students is their enthusiasm and their willingness to help. You can stick them in the most boring task in the office and they get to work right away! Their work has been especially helpful this year as we are currently seeking additional staff to better support our patients. Just having someone to cover the phones and the front desk is a huge help.”
“Don Bosco has made me become who I am now, a leader and not a follower… I honestly love this school as well as the Corporate Work Study Program which has helped me become independent. I work in a school facility named Woods Academy and I enjoy working there.”
“I like my job because I get to be part of a team. One day at work [Honest Tea] we had to bring many bottles of tea to the basement. There were so many bottles that the whole staff had to help and I was one of those people who helped.”
“Faculty and staff here at DBCR often marvel at the ease with which students juggle school, work and extracurricular activities. This special community of students make such hard work look like the norm, and it’s inspiring to get to work with them. Supervisors get to share in this too as they interact weekly with students at work.”