Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We Energies partners with Milwaukee high school on work-study program

Four students from Milwaukee’s Cristo Rey Jesuit High School began a work-study program at our company on Aug. 22. This is the second year We Energies has hosted students from Cristo Rey.

The students are working in our downtown Milwaukee office where they'll spend five full workdays a month for the entire school year.

Front: Students Diana Bustos, Bryan Reyes, Hilario Deleon and Evamairani 
Alonzo. Back: Employees Maldoris Phillips, Faiza Strain, Tim Brown, 
Martha Garza-Rehrer, Joan Shafer and Trent Kohl.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School opened its doors in Milwaukee last year. It is the first high school of its kind in the state of Wisconsin, providing Catholic, college-preparatory education to young men and women of all faiths and of limited financial means. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, all Cristo Rey students work at local companies. We Energies is one of 50 Milwaukee-area businesses to partner with the school.

The first Cristo Rey school opened in 1996 in Chicago. Today, Cristo Rey schools partner with more than 2,000 businesses in cities across the country. 

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