State Bank and Trust Company Hosts Corporate Work Program for Atlanta Cristo Rey Students

10/11/17

State Bank and Trust Company has partnered with the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Corporate Work Study Program to provide four Atlanta high school students with a work/study program during the 2017-2018 school year.

One of the 32 schools in the nationwide Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is a college preparatory high school for underserved youth.The Cristo Rey Network helps students envision a future that includes a college degree and a successful professional career, and equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to realize that vision.

As part of the school's Corporate Work Study Program, each of State Bank’s sponsored Cristo Rey Atlanta students will work five full days a month at the company’s corporate office. This educational initiative aims to transform the lives of low-income, underserved students in Atlanta and students' earnings cover most of the tuition for their college-prep education at Cristo Rey Atlanta.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these talented Cristo Rey students who have already demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm to learn about and participate in a professional business,” said State Bank CEO Tom Wiley. “Organizations like Cristo Rey are critical to creating thriving communities and opportunities for young people to prepare for bright futures. State Bank is excited to offer these teens a fast-paced business environment for them to thrive in.”

In August, 535 Cristo Rey High School students gathered alongside 140 job partners in the Atlanta business community, including State Bank, to participate in the annual “Draft Day.” During this event, job partners “drafted” a team of students to work at their organization in the upcoming school year.

"Each Cristo Rey student receives invaluable experience at their job partners," said Bill Garrett, president of the Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. "We’re grateful to companies like State Bank for supporting our school and providing an environment that is conducive to creating life-changing opportunities for our committed and dedicated students."

About State Bank Financial Corporation

State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STBZ), with approximately $4.2 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017, is an Atlanta-based bank holding company for State Bank and Trust Company. State Bank operates a full-service banking business and offers a broad range of commercial and retail banking products to our customers throughout seven of Georgia’s eight largest MSAs.

To learn more about State Bank, visit www.statebt.com.

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