CRSM Alumna and East Coast College Student Committed to Giving Back

Meet Anissa Garza. A graduate of the Class of 2015, she is a sophomore at Bates College in Maine who is double majoring in psychology and religious studies. This fall, she will head to Tarragona, Spain for a semester, inching closer to her dream to one day earn a doctorate in psychology, become a clinician or researcher and, eventually, a … Read More

Cultural Exchange: Students Spend Spring Break on an Indian Reservation

Cristo Rey in Waukegan and Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota are almost 950 miles and worlds apart. But both share common challenges. In Waukegan there is high unemployment, violent crime, struggling schools and few educational options. In the 2.8 million acre Pine Ridge Reservation of 40,000 people, it is the second poorest county in the United States … Read More

CRSM/Red Cloud cultural exchange featured in The Chicago Tribune

In an article headlined, “Waukegan Cristo Rey students spend spring break with Native Americans,” The Chicago Tribune featured the CRSM/Red Cloud cultural exchange over Spring Break. By Emily K. Coleman The steam was everywhere, rising up from the hot stones in the center of the sweat lodge and sweeping down the curved sides of the structure. Cristo Rey St. Martin … Read More

Cristo Rey graduate wins Gates Cambridge scholarship

Mayra Tenorio, Class of 2011 graduate, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge beginning in the fall. One of 36 U.S. recipients and 90 across the globe, she was chosen from a pool of approximately 6,000 applicants. She will head to England in October. The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to postgraduate students who … Read More

Banks Hold “Jeans Day” to Support CRSM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can wear his hoodies and jeans to work, but in the banking world, a classic suit and tie is the mandated daily dress code. So recently when Lake Forest Bank & Trust Co. employees, and their colleagues at the other local Wintrust Community Bank locations where CRSM students work, got to don jeans to work, it … Read More

March President’s Pen: At the Intersection of Faith and Action

Last week when one of our students tweeted, “My bowl turned out so much better than I hoped!” several of us at CRSM knew exactly what she was talking about. Our Campus Ministry office was originally the second floor landing for a back stairway. It’s an oddly shaped affair slightly bigger than most other workplaces on campus and is increasingly … Read More

Lake County Bar Association, Hollywood, Teach Students Lessons about Hidden Heroes

In honor of Black History Month, The Lake County Bar Association and Foundation teamed up to take 50 students to the theater to view Hidden Figures. The blockbuster movie was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Motion Picture of the Year” and received many other Hollywood accolades. The movie focuses on three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji … Read More

Alumna Committed to Helping Immigrants

At 11-years-old, Mayra Tenorio immigrated to Beach Park from Mexico with her mom and younger sister, Xiomara, also a CRSM grad, with the hope and goal that she would have a better opportunity to go to college. Fast-forward to today. The 23-year-old Class of 2011 alumna graduated in 2015 from Swarthmore College, where studied Sociology & Anthropology and Gender & … Read More

Celebrate Lent and Serving Others: Empty Bowl Fundraiser to Alleviate Hunger

On Friday, March 24, 2017, more than 150 guests enjoyed a soup and bread social, the meal served in hand-painted bowls created by Cristo Rey students, faculty and staff, in conjunction with the school’s new extracurricular Art Program. The art work – and tasty soups – earned $1,631, which will be donated to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. “It … Read More