Summer Academic News: Cristo Rey St. Martin Beats the Odds

On Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Senior Send Off and Awards Ceremony, Cristo Rey St. Martin celebrated their Senior Class and all they have accomplished in their fours years here.  Graduation for the Class of 2013 was held on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 6pm at Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Waukegan, IL. Among this class of graduates is Andres … Read More

President’s Pen: May 2013

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”  In the Catholic calendar, May ends with the Feast of the Visitation as Mary visits her sister Elizabeth and utters the Magnificat or Song of Mary.  So many good things have been happening here at Cristo Rey St. Martin this month that I keep returning to Mary’s … Read More

May CWSP News: Northern Trust Invests in CRSM Student Workers

At Northern Trust, each student working on the Corporate Work Study Program team receives close mentoring and special direction so that each of the 4 students grow professionally. Now the CWSP teamn is working on a special end of the year project that will help them learn from current partners at Northern Trust and apply it to their own work … Read More

May Admission News: CRSM Anticipates Largest Enrollment Yet

The Admissions Office hopes to enroll 110 new students next year—105 freshmen and 5 transfer students. So far we have 98 incoming freshmen and 5 transfers enrolled (1 senior, 1 junior and 3 sophomores) and are very close to our goal. Around 200 applications were submitted to the Admissions Committee made up of Principal Mike Odiotti, Vice Principal Marlene Eby, Dean of Students … Read More

May Academic News: Cristo Rey St. Martin Tops the Charts

The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the D.C. region for 15 years. There are more than 1,900 schools on America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. Most of those at the top of the list are small, both the public schools and the private schools. This year, FIVE Cristo Rey Network … Read More

May Development News: Hats, Horseshoes & $30,000 raised at Off to the Races

On May 4, over 200 Derby fans came together to celebrate the “Run for the Roses” and Cristo Rey St. Martin! Theory, a River North sports bar, hosted the event that raised nearly $30,000 among a sold out crowd. Guests included Cristo Rey Network CEO Randy Kurtz, Cristo Rey Founder John Foley, SJ, and many other Cristo Rey staffers. Off … Read More

May Campus Ministry News: Cristo Rey St. Martin is a Place of Prayer

St. Ignatius of Loyola invites us to be contemplatives in action.  Amidst the cell phones, text messages, academic studies, corporate work study, jobs and family responsibilities (that’s a busy life!) students at Cristo Rey St. Martin take advantage of opportunities to slow down, let go and let God nourish their spiritual lives through the prayer life of St. Martin’s.  By … Read More

April CWSP News: Video Premiere!

The Cristo Rey Story is remarkable. Supporters like you–donors, friends, business partners, teachers, community members–believe in our mission and work to make it a reality. We made an engaging 2-minute video for YOU TO SHARE with others to let them know about us!  Watch it on YouTube and help us get noticed by ‘Liking’ our social media pages on LinkedIn & Facebook & Twitter! Copy & Paste this to … Read More

President’s Pen: April 2013

Some boxes arrived and are stacked just inside our front door.  Inside are the graduation caps & gowns for our seniors.  When I look at them, I can’t help but think those boxes contain much more than simply mortar boards and fabric.  How much hard work on the part of our seniors and their teachers has gone into those boxes? … Read More