Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, located in the Fells Point neighborhood just up Eastern Avenue from our Baltimore headquarters, gives young people an opportunity to earn a quality education and solid preparation for life. The school's Corporate Internship Program is a distinctive and innovative way of making a private, college-preparatory education affordable for urban families. Students contribute to the cost of their education by working as part-time, entry-level employees at Baltimore businesses and not-for-profits. The Corporate Internship Program's goals include:
CyberPoint is one of Cristo Rey's corporate sponsors. We subsidize half a school year's tuition for students who work for us one or two days a week. While they're with CyberPoint, interns do meaningful work and get real exposure to our business—they're not just relegated to mailroom or photocopier duty. Our Cristo Rey interns build computers, create their own websites, build robots, learn Java, are taught programming, develop games, and deliver presentations to their colleagues. They learn valuable time management skills and get the chance to research college and career choices.
CyberPoint usually has four Cristo Rey interns at any one time. Our employees volunteer their time to mentor the interns, giving them learning experiences based on their individual knowledge and interests.
Our sponsorship in Cristo Rey's Corporate Internship Program is just one of the ways that we give back to the Baltimore community. We're committed to the city, and involvement with this excellent school is a great way of making good on that commitment. Our interns make it easy - they're smart, bright, and eager to learn, and it's a pleasure for us to teach them and watch as they grow into intelligent young adults.
Click here to read one of our past Cristo Rey interns' college essay about why his days at CyberPoint are his favorite days of the week.
As part of his internship with CyberPoint, Cristo Rey High School graduate Greg Jones learned how to build a PC. He was eager to share his experience, and proposed making a demo video for future interns. Partnering with CyberPoint's interns, Greg wrote, starred in, and edited this overview of how to build a PC. Watch it below.