“Commitment and Time Management”: An Interview with Cassandra Abarca    

Cassandra (CRSM ’18  Alverno College ’22) and I spoke on the phone not long after a Boston-based non-profit announced that she had been elected to the organization’s 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Like most recent college prep graduates, her journey during the Covid-19 pandemic can only be described as unpredictable. But it is clear that her ambition and mastery … Read More

CRSM Featured on WTTW; Chicago’s PBS Station

On July 20th, WTTW (Chicago’s PBS Station) aired a segment about Cristo Rey St. Martin. The broadcast described the Cristo Rey work-study educational model, and featured several CRSM students discussing their academic pursuits and the benefits of their work commitments. President Kendall discussed the challenges that CRSM is facing during the pandemic with host Brandis Friedman. You can watch the … Read More

CRSM…by the Numbers

16 years of developing young men and women of faith, purpose and service 3,000+ student workers employed since 2004 50% of Cristo Rey St. Martin college grads return to the community and work at a business partner company 100% of the Class of 2020 accepted to a 4 year college 92% of the senior class that started as freshmen, graduated. Highest … Read More

The Origami Art of Eric C. CRSM ’23

Eric is a rising sophomore. His interest in Origami began when, as a six year old, he folded his first Origami crane. He has since completed many pieces of varying complexity with subjects ranging from penguins to Pokemon characters. Eric submitted his piece titled, “Swan” to the April student art show (CristoArt2020) which unfortunately was cancelled due to the pandemic. … Read More

On-Campus Summer School In Session: from the desk of Principal Odiotti

On June 15th, CRSM began its academic summer programs. Summer school classes begin at 7:30am and end at 1:00pm. Teachers Michael Appel, Jacob Larson, Kumkum Bonnerjee, Elizabeth Partenach and Darline Gonzalez are running the Summer Bridge and Enrichment Programs for incoming freshmen and sophomores – testing schedules and combinations of in-person and remote synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.  Their experience … Read More