Another year with Verbum Dei
Hyland's is proud to have started our 5th year as a Corporate Work Study Partner with Verbum Dei High School, an all-boys, Catholic, Jesuit high school located in Watts. Verbum Dei has a rigorous focus on college prep and is part of the Cristo Rey Network, a nationwide group of 30 Catholic college prep high schools for under-represented urban youth.
Part of our commitment to our community, this program allows us to mentor several students a year, providing them opportunities to gain skills and valuable work experience. The real-world experience the students receive at Hyland's helps them prepare for college, as does getting to know many staff and having conversations about their future.
On May 5th, a few Hyland's employees had the privilege of attending Verbum Dei’s Class of 2017 Commitment Day Ceremony. Hyland's is proud to have worked with graduating senior Michael Pineda, who is attending St. John's University in Minnesota this fall and studying Business Administration. Michael worked in the Human Resources, Legal & Communications and Information Technology departments while interning at Hyland’s for the past two and a half years.
Below is a photo from this year's Verbum Dei College Commitment Day celebration. This is the date where the seniors announce which college they’ll be attending in the fall. The ceremony was extremely inspiring! Once again, 100% of the seniors were accepted to college! We have contributed to the success of these boys and we couldn’t be happier that we are part of that.