updated: Saturday March 28, 2020 To our CRSM Family and Friends We’ve been continually monitoring CDC and other organization’s best practices on how best to deal with the issues and challenges surrounding COVID 19. Your health and the health of our students, staff and families comes first. So, we are taking the following precautionary measures: In line with CDC recommendations … Read More

Birthday Number Two – in Our New Home

caption: leaving our old school a note that went to students from Jim Dippold, Director of Campus Ministry: As we get ready to start construction on Phase II of our new building, we can celebrate a happy second birthday in our new home. We moved into the campus on February 13, 2018. Our old home at 515 MLK served us … Read More

Illinois Tax Credit Program Bulletin #1

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows you and your company to target donations to scholarships for CRSM students from low income families. For your generous donation, you would receive a 75% direct credit – not a deduction – on your Illinois taxes. For example, a $1,000 donation would save you $750 in taxes while, at the same time, quadrupling … Read More

Students Lead Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

On Wednesday the student body celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent with an all-school prayer service. Students received ashes – in the sign of the cross as a sign of repentance and a sign of our faith as we begin Lent together. This was a Taize prayer service, organized and led by students – the musicians, the songs, … Read More

Grainger Hosts Corporate Work Study Meeting

On Wednesday, February 26th, Grainger hosted over 70 business partner executives who gathered to participate in round-table discussions meant to maximize the benefits to the companies, managers, student supervisors and Cristo Rey students who participate in the CWSP. After a continental breakfast was served, Rudy Juarez, Vice President & GM, Latin America/Global Export welcomed everyone and invited President Preston Kendall … Read More

Congressman Brad Schneider Visits CRSM; Follows-up on Students’ Advocacy Trip to D.C.

You may remember that last November, five Cristo Rey St. Martin students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice. They had a meeting at the office of U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 10th congressional district, Brad Schneider. The Cristo Rey Group focused their legislative advocacy on climate change and environmentalism. Congressman Schneider’s office scheduled a meeting … Read More

Family Night Sees Large Increase in Attendance 

The spring Family Night saw an extremely large turn-out this year. Over 165 students and their families picked up grade reports, met with their teachers and spent time with work study staffers. New for 2020, family members attended the College Counseling Department’s presentation on college loans. Parents learned about the types of federal loans available, the amounts students can or … Read More

February President’s Pen: Remembering What is Really Important

Our students and Campus Ministry department put on a wonderful Ash Wednesday service here at CRSM.  Based on the Taizé format, it was a prayerful hour of scripture, music and silence.  I really marvel at our students’ deep sense of faith and reverence so apparent during events like these and at our masses.  How gratifying to be among young people … Read More

“Success Can Be Defined in Many Ways”: An Interview with Daniela Martinez

I first met Daniela (CRSM ’10, St. Mary’s University ‘14) at an alumni party in downtown Chicago. She agreed to speak with me about her travels from North Chicago to Honduras to Minneapolis and back again. Her casual demeanor and winning personality belies an intensely independent and ambitious person who has her own definition of success. The following conversation has … Read More

January President’s Pen:

We are building more than a building together.  That statement is now our theme for our upcoming Founders’ Dinner on April 18, 2020 but it is more than one event’s byline – it cuts to the heart of our mission at CRSM.  We are on a journey with our students to create real and lasting change in our world. Several … Read More