CWSP Staff and Contact Information
To contact a Corporate Work Study Program staff member, call the School at (301)891-4750 or (240)723-6100.
Ms. Ana Chapa
Phone: 301-891-4750 x101
Having worked at Don Bosco Cristo Rey H.S. for seven years I have been witness to the transformational experience the Corporate Work Study Program has on our young people. I look forward to bringing vision, direction, and passion to the program.
Mrs. Kathleen Merlo
Business Development Coordinator
Phone: 301-891-4750 x140
Having worked with students and their supervisors in the past as a Program Coordinator, I am passionate about spreading the word to organizations about the benefits and rewards of becoming a Corporate Partner.
Ms. Gelynn Hurt
Phone: 301-891-4750 x168
Being a Placement Specialist gives me the unique opportunity to strengthen relationships with supervisors and staff in the DC area. Being a part of the DBCR community makes an impact on young lives by helping students succeed to their full potential.
Br. Tom Sweeney, SDB
Phone: 301-891-4750 x115
Being a Placement Specialist is such a rich and rewaridng job because I see how the students progress during their four years of working due to the mentoring of their supervisor(s) who enable our students to succeed in today’s job world. The supervisors truly make a difference.
Ms. Raquel Rodriguez
Phone: 301-891-4750 x117
The Training Specialist prepares students for success and continued learning in the workplace. This includes the summer Bridge for Success program and Corporate Work Study courses. The summer program prior to students’ matriculation at DBCR provides the basics of professional communication, business technology and using public transportation. During the year-long course their freshman year, students refine the skills learned in the summer as well as applying feedback garnered through the semi-annual performance evaluation. The Senior Capstone course gives students a chance to polish their resume, create a LinkedIn account and compose a digital portfolio of their accomplishments in the Corporate Work Study Program. Additional training is always available as needed or requested by supervisors.
Mr. John Sorice
Phone: 301-891-4750 x131
Having worked behind the scenes last year as the Program Assistant in the Corporate Work Study Office, I am excited this year to begin as a Placement Specialist. In this role, I will be able to develop further relationships not only with our students, but also with our corporate partners and supervisors. I am excited to help our students grow, and to be a part of their experience and success here at Don Bosco!