Jasmine Kendrick, a 2012 Detroit Cristo Rey graduate, shared her DCR experiences and her focus on giving back.
The Invaluable DCR Preparation for College Life & Work Life
I was given ample opportunity to learn and grow as a professional by being able to learn real world experience in work settings. I learned how to be resilient, self-sufficient and organized in tasks.
The work I do now is rooted in service to the community. It was always a goal of mine to give back in some way, and for me it was giving back to children who endured the loss of a loved one as I did. DCR values the importance of returning back to the community, as it first lifted and held us up as we went through our journeys. It’s only right to return the favor.
What Defines the DCR Work Study Program
I thoroughly enjoyed it! I felt ready on day one! I loved all of my job sponsors and truly gained some phenomenal relationships and have been able to maintain these networks even now.
Top Takeaways from the DCR Experience
Having supports both inside and outside the classroom truly makes for a well-rounded individual. The information and expertise you gain is invaluable; you’ll always be competitive! I am grateful for not only the opportunity, but the many who molded us into being.
An Education Like No Other
Do yourself a huge favor and invest in your future. DCR will prepare you like no other, and what you might not see as a benefit now will definitely be a gift later on.