Cristo Rey schools like ours partner with educators, businesses and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success.
Cristo Rey De La Salle is a member of the national Cristo Rey Network, the largest group of urban high schools in the country enrolling only low- income youth. To keep schools sustainable and affordable, founders pioneered an educational model that uniquely integrates rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work.
Cristo Rey Works
Cristo Rey Network alumni graduate from college with bachelor’s degrees at a rate 4x that of their socioeconomic peers.
Our Shared Mission
Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School is a diverse Lasallian Catholic learning community that educates young people to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. A rigorous and personalized college preparatory curriculum integrated with acorporate work study experience prepares students of limited economic means to succeed in college and in life.
We serve families who earn less than 75% of the median income in the San Francisco East Bay; our students would nototherwise have access to a high- quality Catholic education. 100% of our students come from historically marginalizedcommunities.
Corporate Work Study Program
At Cristo Rey De La Salle, students help earn their education by taking classes while working at a local business five days a month, gaining valuable professional experience and life skills.
Students are placed with corporate partners ranging from small businesses to large corporations. Companies engage students through a fee-for-service contract which covers nearly half of each student’s tuition.
Partners Benefit, Too
Students aren’t the only ones who benefit from this model. Corporate partners gain reliable, motivated talent for high-turnover positions while accessing a pipeline of predominantly minority talent.
Educational Funding Structure
The total cost of educating each of our students is $19,000 per year. How are those funds generated?
1%–13%: Family Contribution
Each family is asked to contribute as much as they can toward tuition. Families unable to pay at least 13% of the cost receive tuition assistance.
45%: Corporate Work Study Program
Corporate sponsors pay Cristo Rey De La Salle for student work, underwriting tuition and programs.
Individual Donors, Grants & Scholarships
At Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay, we believe that economic status, ZIP code, gender and ethnicity should not obstruct the pathway to educational and life success. We accompany students and graduates in their journey to lead lives of wholeness, purpose, and agency. We unite youth and families with educators, corporations, nonprofits, and philanthropists through education and work.
We believe in the power of these relationships to transform lives.