Allen Lund Co. partnered with Verbum Dei High School in South Los Angeles as part of the schools Corporate Work Study Program. This is the seventh straight year that the company and high school with be working together.

Four Verbum Dei students are working at Allen Lund corporate headquarters for the academic school year. Through rotation, students of the program gain experience in the marketing, carrier resources, human resources and sales departments while attending school.

The corporate work study students this year are sophomore Mark Palmer, junior Zahid Ruiz and freshmen Anthony Rivera and Angel Diaz.

Students of the program are mentored throughout their time in the office and sometimes return.

“Several students have been hired, coming back to work during school breaks or as summer interns,” said Carrie Petersen, assistant manager of human resources.