PwC Launches Leadership Development Program for Saint Martin De Porres High School Seniors

Nov 9, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Cleveland, OH – November 9, 2011 – PwC US today announced the launch of a new program for High School Seniors at Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, Ohio. The program, "Students Today.  Leaders Tomorrow." is aimed at helping students build leadership skills through a hands-on experience. PwC has been working with Saint Martin de Porres since 2004, when the firm became a founding sponsor of the school's Corporate Work Study Program.

"We are excited about our new program for Saint Martin de Porres High School," said Robert D. Saada, Managing Partner of PwC's Cleveland office and Lake Erie Region. "'Students Today. Leaders Tomorrow." is about accelerating the leadership skills and professional development of these talented Cleveland High School Seniors. We have built a unique curriculum, which will introduce these students to leadership development through the eyes of our leaders and a host of other Northeast Ohio business and community leaders."
“PwC has sponsored our Corporate Work Study Program since we welcomed our first students in 2004, so we are pleased that they have strengthened their commitment to our young people through the 'Students Today. Leaders Tomorrow.' program," noted Rich Clark, President of Saint Martin de Porres High School.   "We commend PwC for its vision and dedication in developing this program. It is efforts such as this that further assist us in successfully preparing our young women and men for college, career, and life success."
The first of the bi-annual events associated with the "Students Today. Leaders Tomorrow." program is being held on November 9th at the Quicken Loans Arena. More than 30 PwC Partners and staff will help facilitate a hands-on session on "Effective Communication Skills" for 89 St. Martin de Porres Seniors. The second event will be held on April 3, 2012.


Founded in 2003 and located in Cleveland, Ohio, Saint Martin de Porres High School offers a college preparatory curriculum to students of modest economic means. Is modeled after Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago and is a member of the Cristo Rey Network. The Cristo Rey Network of schools was established for students in communities that have limited access to private education. To learn more about the Cristo Rey Network, please visit
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