CRSM President Preston Kendall featured in The North Shore Weekend

A “Ray of Hope at Cristo Rey,” is the headline for the “Sunday Breakfast with Preston Kendall” profile of CRSM President Preston Kendall featured in the April 7 edition of The North Shore Weekend.  Describing one of his dreams for Cristo Rey St. Martin students, Kendall says: “A couple of generations of Cristo Rey alumni will return to Waukegan and … Read More

Points of Pride: Students achieving 4.0 GPA or higher reaches all-time high

Cristo Rey St. Martin has achieved many “all-time best results,” in many academic categories, during recent years. Now, as the third quarter results are reported, consider these significant accomplishments: • 66 students eared a 4.0 GPA or higher in the third quarter • 80 percent of students received a 3.0 at third quarter (a key marker of college readiness based … Read More

Raising hearts and prayers to take action against violence

“We will not give up. We will not give in,” was the rallying cry on March 14, 2018, one month after the school shooting in Parkland, FL, when CRSM students and staff walked outside to join schools across the country to say “enough is enough” – to school shootings and to gun violence in our country. “It’s a cycle,” said … Read More

CRSM Building Architect Creates Transformative Work

Katie LaCourt’s dream to become an architect was inspired in the kitchen during high school when her family was renovating their Milwaukee home. Today, at 29, LaCourt is an accomplished architect and is among a league of women worldwide who are blazing a trail in the male-dominated field with their unique brand of female design creativity. Like these pioneers, LaCourt … Read More

Alumna crunches numbers and takes on college with panache

The days are long and the numbers hypnotizing during this busy tax season for college sophomore and CRSM alumna Leslye Soberanes. Not only is her mind focused on maintaining her 3.5 GPA and supervising a collegiate dorm, she’s working nonstop nights and weekends to help immigrants prepare and file their taxes. With a double major in accounting and marketing, she … Read More

Striving to be Accountable: Alum returns to CRSM to help students and their families

Seven years ago, Edwin Medina took his dream to become an accountant and headed to college, determined to one day return to Cristo Rey and help students and families struggling with financial challenges. At 23, the Class of 2011 graduate is back! Armed with a degree in accounting and business administration from Robert Morris University, Medina has traded the classroom … Read More

Lights, Camera, Action: Chicago-area TV and newspapers feature the “CRSM story”

Chicago-area TV and newspaper crews trekked out to Waukegan from Chicago on Feb, 13 2018 to feature our unique school model and celebrate and chronicle our historic move day. From CBS-TV and WGN-TV, to the Lake County News Sun/Chicago Tribune, Chicago Catholic, and The Daily Herald, we are grateful for the coverage and hopeful our against-all-odds story will inspire others … Read More

Students showcase their artistic talents

Susie, a 17-year-old junior at Cristo Rey, smiled at the foam board featuring a framed charcoal sketch she created last summer while attending a month-long arts program for gifted high school and college students at Skidmore College in upstate New York. The sketch, along with two others and three of her poems were exhibited Feb. 15 and 16, 2018 at … Read More

How to be Awesome: Experts help CRSM seniors craft their professional brand

Seniors were encouraged to bring an “open mind and positive attitude” Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 when experts from financial services, talent acquisition and social media and marketing at area firms shared their insights with students on how to create their own unique “brand.” Topics for the day included everything from “The value of social capital,” and “Creating Your Own Path: … Read More