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Cristo Rey Jesuit Students

Henry, Completions Manager, works with Cristo Rey Jesuit Students at the Sanchez Energy Corporation headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Sanchez Energy takes pride in serving the communities where we live and work and our mission extends beyond our day-to-day operations and into the future.

Today’s youth will be tomorrow’s leaders, and it is our pledge to provide them with opportunities that can facilitate their growth and promote learning. Texas has one of the largest youth populations in the country, and we are passionate about helping students graduate while training them to be productive members of our workforce with the goal of creating economic prosperity, both locally and across the state. We are committed to doing our part to address high school dropout rates, so we’ve partnered with the Cristo Rey Jesuit Preparatory High School on the implementation of an innovative educational model that tackles this very concern.

Cristo Rey students are required to take part in the school’s Corporate Work-Study Program, enabling them to earn the majority of their private-school education tuition by working one day a week in blue-ribbon companies across Houston. In addition to applying what they learn in school, the students develop invaluable corporate skills, working alongside seasoned professionals.

Sanchez Energy has been a key supporter of the program and involved with Cristo Rey Jesuit since its doors opened in 2009, serving as one of the first corporate sponsors. As of August 2018, we have sponsored over 40 students, including eight who have joined us for the 2018-19 school year. We are passionate about their development and understand that their success will have a profound, positive influence on the surrounding Houston communities. This exceptional program is backed by an academic record that speaks for itself—each of the school’s two graduating classes have graduated with 100 percent acceptance into college. We are proud to be part of a collaborative effort that benefits not only the students in need, but also our city and ultimately our state and country.