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COVID-19 Response and Info: DCRHS continues to monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control and local public health agencies.  Our building is open, by appointment.  The 2020-21 school year will begin with 100% remote learning for all students.  This will continue to be assessed and we will return to on-site as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. We will keep you informed as plans change.     If you have any questions or concerns about Distance Learning please contact our Principal, Kevin Cumming, at     We will continue to provide a food service program for all students.  A hot lunch and cold breakfast can be picked up daily, M-F, from 11:30am-1pm.  Please contact Ms. Amber Powell, Food Service Manager, with any questions at  Prospective families - we are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Please go to Admissions page "How-to-Apply" to learn about our admissions process.  Thank you for your patience and collaboration during these uncertain times. Stay safe and healthy!

Message from the Director

"These students are doing real work and are given the tools to be successful.  It really is something to see."
                                                                                               -Lindsay T., St. John Providence Health System


The Corporate Work Study Program provides a real-life work experience for every student. Through this business experience, they build the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to be successful in higher education, in the workplace and in life.


  • One full-time, entry-level job supports a team of four Detroit Cristo Rey students.
  • All of the students participate in a summer training program to prepare them for the work environment.
  • The school handles all employment issues such as Workers' Compensation, Social Security, Medicare and tax withholding, and also provides student transportation to and from the employers' worksites.
  • A team of four students fulfills a full-time work week.
  • Companies can structure the schedule in a way that works for them. Some employers have all four students do the same job. Others assign students to different departments and tasks (e.g., Human Resources gets help on Tuesdays, Accounting on Wednesdays, etc.)
  • Student employees work throughout the school year, beginning the day after Labor Day and working until the middle of June.
  • By combining two common business concepts--employee leasing and job sharing--we achieve uncommon results.
Fred Lumpkin, Corporate Work Study Director
313-843-2747 ext 320