Interfaith Events Lead to Cristo Rey St. Martin – Rochelle Zell Jewish High School Friendships

One year ago this November, the CRSM Campus Ministry hosted a gathering of religious leaders from different faith traditions. Representatives from the Ahmadiyya Muslim, Sikh, Catholic and Jewish communities participated as panelists. One hundred and twenty guests were in attendance for the presentations and discussions. At that panel discussion, Rabbi Zach Silver of Rochelle Zell Jewish High School and Jim … Read More

The Cristo Rey – Discover Partnership Reaches Beyond the Work-Study Program

Discover Financial Services is not only a leading partner for Cristo Rey St. Martin’s (CRSM) Corporate Work Study Program, with 28 CRSM students covering 7 full-time-equivalent positions at Discover, in recent years Discover has deepened the partnership through their Discover Cares program as well.  Discover Cares is a highly developed and far reaching volunteer program created by Discover Financial Services … Read More

A Big Day for Many CRSM Seniors

Twenty-five CRSM seniors traveled to the Chicago Scholars’ Onsite Admissions Forum in Chicago on October 23rd. Again this year, McCormick Place was packed with over 1,000 students from throughout the Chicago area interviewing with 185 selective enrollment colleges and universities. The CRSM seniors at the Onsite Admissions Forum represented both CRSM’s own Knight Scholars as well as CRSM student scholars with … Read More

Over 200 People Elevate at the Lincolnshire Marriott

On Saturday night October 20th, over 200 people attended a party in Lincolnshire, IL. There was dinner, there was dancing, a fabulous band and chances to win gifts – all the things one might expect of a memorable Saturday night out. But your typical Saturday night this was not. It was decidedly a-typical because 200 people gathered expressly to help 403 Cristo Rey students … Read More

Beyond day-to-day work: creative ways Cristo Rey works with students on professional development

Behind the scenes at Cristo Rey St. Martin, the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) staff works tirelessly to find ways to meet our students where they are in their professional career development. This fall, there are a variety of workshops and seminars going on at CRSM targeted to each different grade level. We are so appreciative to the business partners … Read More

From Dartmouth to public health, alumna paying it forward to the community

Since she graduated from Cristo Rey St. Martin in 2010, Paola Cazares has graduated from Dartmouth College, run the Ivy League institution’s Spanish speaking Affinity House and currently is working at a primary care clinic in Waukegan as a medical scribe and clinical information specialist. Her goal: to go to medical school and become a physician. Cazares, who grew up in … Read More