Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. Sponsors Chicago based Community Education Program


Chicago (September 2009) –   Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce its participation in the Corporate Work Study Program of Chicago.  Working with students from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, the Corporate Work Study Program serves students from families with limited economic resources, allowing them to take ownership of a quality college prep education.  


“Contributing to the development of the community through the development of future leaders is important to the Houlihan firm,” said Andy Smith, President and Co-Founder of Houlihan Smith.  Through the Corporate Work Study Program, students earn roughly 65 percent of their tuition costs which is paid directly to their school.   


Students with modified class schedules are placed on teams and share a full-time entry level job with four other students.  The Corporate Work Study Program employs the students and handles all payroll, workers compensation, taxation, and other employment related issues.


Student workers have a 98 percent attendance rate and are driven to and from work sites every day.  The Corporate Work Study Program provides students with supplementary supervisory support and the opportunity to handle all entry level office work.  Employers find that workers from the program stabilize high turnover positions and provide consistent results.


About the Corporate Work Study Program:

The Corporate Work Study Program began in 1996 with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and has grown to serve Christ the King Jesuit College Prep.  Based on this successful program, 20 schools around the country are implementing this model.


About Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School:

Christ the King Jesuit College Prep is a Catholic Jesuit, independent, coeducational college preparatory school for students from families on Chicago’s west side.  Sponsored by the Chicago Province Jesuits, Christ the King offers students a strong academic and spiritual foundation in a safe, disciplined, faith-based, and caring environment.  Founded in 2008, Christ the King began with 120 students and has the capacity to grow to serve as many as 600 students.  For more information, please visit Cristo Rey Jesuit High School at www.cristorey.net.


About Cristo Rey Jesuit High School:

Founded by the Jesuits in 1996, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a neighborhood school with the mission of offering the best college preparatory education available to the youth of the Pilsen and Little Village community on the south west side of Chicago.  The school began with 79 students and has now grown to over 530 students.  82% of their graduates are currently attending or have completed college.  For more information, please visit Christ the King Jesuit College Prep at www.ctkjesuit.org.


About the Houlihan firm:

Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. is recognized as a leading provider of financial opinions, valuations, mergers & acquisitions advisory, and other corporate advisory services for public and private businesses.  Founded in 1996, the Houlihan firm is synonymous with deal-making expertise and leadership in valuation as well as fairness issues.  The Houlihan firm’s experienced professionals provide services for businesses around the globe from offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London. For more information about the Houlihan firm, please visit the firm’s website www.houlihansmith.com.


Contact: William Berger   Phone: +1-312-499-5986   Night Contact: wberger@houlihansmith.com


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