Helping Where We Can Have The Greatest Impact
As Americans we are blessed to have countless opportunities to “do good,” not only in our private lives but through the workplace.
At the Matworks, we strive to “do good” in ways that reflect our corporate values and culture. We provide opportunity needy youngsters from minority communities in large US cities through education and business experience. In this way we believe our efforts will have the greatest impact, both on individual lives and future generations.
We know the measurable value of education, the doors it can unlock, and dreams it can make real. We also recognize that the education being provided in many of our communities is sadly lacking. Fortunately, as practical, analytical, creative businesspeople we’re in a position to do something about it.
Business — yours and ours — is the key to minimizing poverty because it’s the way to “teach others how to ﬁsh” for a lifetime. It is the great equalizer of economic imbalance, and the single most powerful lifter of people in the history of the world. Moreover, as business pros we invest in things that are proven to work — where our investments make a difference and produce repeatable positive results – including those things that help our employees, our customers, and our communities.
A Unique Work-Study Scholarship Program
This combination of Business and Education led to the Matworks Future Leaders Program. A powerful partnership with the national network of 37 Cristo Rey high schools, a unique education model that combines a rigorous curriculum with a Work-Study program. With each TEC Services contract, The Matworks funds four scholarships at a Cristo Rey high school local to the customer. The students work at the client’s office or store, one student per day, and Matworks pays for the Work-Study Program which funds the majority of the student’s education. Our customer gets an energetic, motivated intern while the student receives a top-quality college prep high school education and professional work experience.