Marshall Dennehey Sponsors Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Students
Marshall Dennehey has partnered with the Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School to sponsor the education of four of its students through the school's unique work-study program. Cristo Rey is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for students of all faiths who cannot otherwise afford a private education.
Beginning September 4 and extending through the 2013-2014 school year, four students will job share a position at the firm, each working one day per week, Monday – Thursday, plus one additional Friday per month. In exchange, Marshall Dennehey will pay a portion of each student's high school tuition.
According to Butler Buchanan, III, Hiring Attorney and Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, partnering with Cristo Rey is a natural fit for the firm which was looking for meaningful ways to become more involved with the community. "The school's mission is consistent with the ethics and values of our firm, and is one that resonates as we continue to pursue a pathway to true diversification," he said. "And, at the end of the day, it's all about giving back by providing kids with opportunities that might not have come their way."
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