November President’s Pen: The Month that Calls Us to Action

If there were ever a month in the liturgical year that belonged to CRSM, it is November. The month starts with All Saints on the first, followed by All Souls on the second and both overlap with Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos celebrations that run through November 2. November 3 is the Feast of St. Martin de Porres … Read More

Applications for Admission Continue to Increase

As Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep completes its first full year in its new facility on Belvidere Rd., applications for admission continue to soar. The school received its largest number of applicants since opening its doors 15 years ago. According to Noemi Cuesta, Director of Admissions, there are 237 applications in process, with 138 already completed and interviewed. “Our … Read More

World Religion Discussion Held

As the world around us seems to further divide based on our differences, scholars from major world religions came together at the Religious Founders Day Interfaith Workshop to present and lead discussions about welcoming neighbors regardless of religion, race or social standing. For a third consecutive year Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community joined together … Read More

Kendall and Odiotti Invited to Speak about Successes

On October 30th, AdvancEd, the organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States (including Cristo Rey St. Martin) held its two-day Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago. During the Conference Liz Livingston Howard, Clinical Professor of Management at the Northwestern Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management hosted a seminar and discussion regarding her recently authored case study. The seventeen … Read More

CRSM Alumni Nominated for Emmy

Three Cristo Rey St. Martin graduates were nominated for an Emmy Award by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their work on “One Last Tour,” a lighthearted trip through the school’s former modest facilities on the south side of Waukegan. This is the 4th time a CRSM production has been nominated. Alex Hoy … Read More

Cristo Rey Work Study Innovations & the 90 Day Check-In

The staff of the Corporate Work Study Program is charged with guiding first generation, future professionals into the world of work for the first time. Placing students with 70 different business partners to work for 100 unique supervisors demands something quite different from traditional on-boarding. Each summer, Cristo Rey St. Martin freshmen spend weeks in training – covering everything from … Read More

Interfaith Events Lead to Cristo Rey St. Martin – Rochelle Zell Jewish High School Friendships

One year ago this November, the CRSM Campus Ministry hosted a gathering of religious leaders from different faith traditions. Representatives from the Ahmadiyya Muslim, Sikh, Catholic and Jewish communities participated as panelists. One hundred and twenty guests were in attendance for the presentations and discussions. At that panel discussion, Rabbi Zach Silver of Rochelle Zell Jewish High School and Jim … Read More

The Cristo Rey – Discover Partnership Reaches Beyond the Work-Study Program

Discover Financial Services is not only a leading partner for Cristo Rey St. Martin’s (CRSM) Corporate Work Study Program, with 28 CRSM students covering 7 full-time-equivalent positions at Discover, in recent years Discover has deepened the partnership through their Discover Cares program as well.  Discover Cares is a highly developed and far reaching volunteer program created by Discover Financial Services … Read More

Alumna Appreciates the Science of Hard Work

Carly May has a personalized approach to success: work “really” hard! It’s an ethic the CRSM Class of 2011 alumna says she acquired in high school at Cristo Rey St. Martin and one she attributes to her college and graduate school success. Last May, she graduated with a Masters in Information Science from DePaul University and currently is a Business … Read More

Preston Kendall Speaks at the Dirksen Federal Building

Preston Kendall, president of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep was invited to speak in downtown Chicago on October 12 at the prestigious “State of Latinos in the Law Symposium” hosted by the Honorable Ruben Castillo.  Chief Judge Castillo was the first Hispanic to assume the position of Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District … Read More