ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, participated in today's "Draft Day" at the newly-opened Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School in Midtown Atlanta. Leaders from Global Payments and nearly 40 other top Atlanta businesses drafted teams of four students to work entry-level jobs in the upcoming school year as part of the school's Corporate Work Study Program.
Through the Corporate Work Study Program, each student carries a full load of classes and works five full days a month in a corporate work setting. Students' earnings will pay the majority of the cost of their rigorous college-prep education at Cristo Rey Atlanta.
"Global Payments is passionate about serving the communities in which we live and work, and we make it a priority to make a difference in the lives of others," said Jeff Sloan, Chief Executive Officer for Global Payments. "We are thrilled to sponsor Cristo Rey Atlanta's Corporate Work Study Program, because it provides the education and economic assistance for these students to achieve their full potential."
About Global Payments Global Payments Inc. is one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions for merchants, value added resellers, enterprise software providers, financial institutions, government agencies, multi-national corporations and independent sales organizations located throughout North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Global Payments, a Fortune 1000 company, offers a comprehensive line of solutions and services for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery including electronic check services, as well as terminal management. Visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com for more information about the company and its services.
About Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. Cristo Rey Atlanta is located at 680 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, and is part of the Cristo Rey Network.
About the Cristo Rey Network The Cristo Rey Network provides a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options. Our mission is clear – college success for Cristo Rey Network students. Member schools utilize a rigorous academic model, supported with effective instruction, to prepare students with a broad range of academic abilities for college. Cristo Rey Network schools employ an innovative Corporate Work Study Program that provides students with real world work experiences. Every student works five full days a month to fund the majority of his or her education, gain job experience, grow in self-confidence, and realize the relevance of his or her education. Students work at law firms, banks, hospitals, universities, and other professional Corporate Partners.
SOURCE Global Payments Inc.