August President’s Pen: What is Bringing You Hope?

“What is bringing you hope in these challenging times?” Fr. John Foley, SJ was talking by Zoom with a newly hired employee of the Cristo Rey Network office – to introduce himself and talk about the Cristo Rey Mission and its history – when she unexpectedly posed this question to him.  What a way to take the conversation to a … Read More

CRSM Creates a Hybrid Learning Model

Armed with lessons learned from a successful summer school session, Cristo Rey St. Martin has implemented a comprehensive, hybrid strategy for teaching and learning. It’s been only 38 days since CRSM said goodbye to the Graduating Class of 2020 but CRSM has already finished its first two weeks of the 2020-21 school year. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, CRSM … Read More

Becoming More Valuable to Our Business Partners

Becoming More Valuable to Our Business Partners The Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) has a unique understanding of the threats that face American corporations during the pandemic. As partners, we share many of the same challenges; how to maintain productivity, decisions about working and learning remotely, what are the required skills for the “new normal”- just to name a few. … Read More

Campus Ministry’s “New Normal”

Having a positive impact on the community and in the world is the mission that Campus Ministry shares with its students, faculty, staff and, for that matter, the world. The “new normal” of the Covid-19 pandemic has made being a person for others, committed to faith and justice even more important, if not more challenging. Thanks to Steans Family Foundation … Read More

Volunteer Project at The Ray Bradbury Experience Museum

Thanks and appreciation was extended to CRSM student volunteers: Charlize C. ’22, Mauricio C. ’21 and Jonathan C. ’23 for their help in preparing for Mr. Bradbury’s 100th Birthday celebration. As a business partner of Cristo Rey St. Martin, The Ray Bradbury Experience Museum (RBEM) offers Cristo Rey students a working experience and area residents a fascinating look into the … Read More

Dr. Odiotti Article

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July President’s Pen: Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola.  Among his many inspired writings, including The Spiritual Exercises, he is purported to have said, “Pray as if God will take care of all; act as if all is up to you.”  Another saying attributed to him is, “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.”  We love our students and we … Read More

“Commitment and Time Management”: An Interview with Cassandra Abarca    

Cassandra (CRSM ’18  Alverno College ’22) and I spoke on the phone not long after a Boston-based non-profit announced that she had been elected to the organization’s 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Like most recent college prep graduates, her journey during the Covid-19 pandemic can only be described as unpredictable. But it is clear that her ambition and mastery … Read More

A Year of Academic Firsts & The Graduating Class of 2020

On July 24th, CRSM held its first (and hopefully last) socially distanced commencement ceremony in the parking lot of CRSM. A decidedly singular affair, it seemed somehow appropriate for this one-of-a-kind graduating class – a group which set new standards of excellence that future classes will strive to meet and exceed.     Family members, teachers, staff and guests gathered … Read More