Junior Class with Discover Financial: a service opportunity and professional workshop

Many people know that Discover Financial Services is a leading partner for Cristo Rey St. Martin’s (CRSM) Corporate Work Study Program. What many don’t know is the corporation administers a highly developed and far-reaching volunteer program called Discover Cares, which empowers their employees to give back to the community. On October 25th the entire CRSM junior class (94 students) traveled … Read More

93 Juniors Work with Discover Financial and “Together We Rise” to Aid Foster Children

On October 25th the Junior class spent the afternoon building 80 bicycles and creating more than 120 Sweet Cases and Superhero Boxes for foster children – all with hand-decorated messages of care. In Chicago, kids entering foster care receive two trash bags containing their essentials. Together We Rise (TWR), a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way kids experience foster … Read More

31 Cristo Rey Seniors Attend the Onsite College and Leadership Forum

Thirty-one Cristo Rey seniors traveled to Navy Pier on October 22nd to attend the 13th Onsite College and Leadership Forum. The organization is reporting that more than 5000 interviews took place resulting in 1,073 admittances and approximately $40,700,000 in awarded merit aid. The Cristo Rey contingent was composed of CRSM’s own Knight Scholars – in tandem with Cristo Rey student … Read More

Reese Marcusson Joins Cristo Rey St. Martin as Director of Development

A lifelong Chicagoan, Reese held leadership positions at Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), the non-profit parent of WTTW Channel 11, Chicago’s public TV station, and 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s classical music station. His most recent WWCI roles were Chief Operating Officer & CFO and Acting CEO.  He enjoys working collaboratively on challenges and helping others solve problems. Reese is a … Read More

Sharing a Mission with The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Robert R. McCormick was among Chicago’s first major philanthropists – shaping the city he loved with the development of the Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio and WGN Television.  Upon his death in 1955, his will established what would become one of the nation’s leading charitable foundations. For over ten years, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has recognized the impact that the … Read More

“To embrace accountability and responsibility”: An Interview with Liz Martinez

I met with Liz Martinez (CRSM ’12, Lake Forest College ’16) during her first visit to the new campus on Belvidere Road. Our conversation covered a lot of territory; from her extracurriculars at CRSM, through a family health crisis, to her successes at First Midwest Bank. The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   First of all, thanks for … Read More

Senior PD – Personal Branding

On Friday, September 27th, the Corporate Work Study Department held a professional development seminar for our seniors. Six speakers offered presentations on topics that included; networking, personal branding, LinkedIn, and social capital. An AbbVie Success Story Kevin Castro AbbVie Archive Specialist “My first internship at Abbott was life-changing. The experience taught me how to engage with individuals at a professional … Read More

2019 Senior Retreat

Cristo Rey St. Martin students know what it’s like to keep a full calendar. Their days of challenging academic schedules, demanding corporate work study jobs and family responsibilities can take on a frenzied pace. Now and again, we all need to give ourselves a quiet “space” – to gain insight and grow deeper relationships with one another and with God. … Read More