CRSM President Preston Kendall Celebrated As Dorothy Day Award Honoree

Honored for his more than 20 years of service with the Cristo Rey Network, Preston Kendall, CRSM President, received the Dorothy Day leadership award on March 8, 2017 by the Coleman Consulting Group of Chicago. At an awards ceremony held at The Metropolitan Club of Chicago, Kendall was honored for “his service in bringing greatness to all our children,” and … Read More

Immigration Forum at CRSM Informs, Eases Anxiety

“Tengo miedo,” (“I am scared.” “I am concerned and afraid about the future,”) was the collective murmur of the more than 100 people gathered Wednesday night at a “Know Your Rights” information session held at Cristo Rey St. Martin in Waukegan. But Lake County Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr. attempted to quell the fears. He delivered a forceful message that … Read More

Students Debut Their Art Smarts

Celebrating the artistic talent of CRSM students, we transformed our “cafegymatorium” into an art gallery on a recent February Thursday night as students and their families, friends, teachers, staff and guests spent the evening in awe of such astonishing talent. “It was very empowering to see the pride students and their parents had for their art work and for each other’s art,” … Read More

Students Get a Boost on the Career Track, Building Social Capital

Applying for admission to colleges can have CRSM seniors jumping through hoops. Transcripts? Check. College admission essays? Check. Standardized test scores? Check. Check. Check. Determined that CRSM students will be given every opportunity to make their mark in the future, CRSM also is helping seniors to take control of their online personas – creating impressive profiles on LinkedIn, the professional … Read More

It Takes a Mentor: Alumni Return to Share College Experiences

With the goal to support students to and through college, exploring the experiences of alumni who are navigating their journeys toward long-term success is an important link between CRSM and what lies ahead after graduation. Recently, a handful of CRSM alumni came back to spend an afternoon with seniors, serving as mentors sharing their own experiences in college and the … Read More

Empty Bowls: CRSM Students Share their Art to Help the Hungry

Join our students and their wonderful grassroots movement to help bring the CRSM community together to raise money for Feed My Starving Children and grow awareness of hunger close to home and around the globe. The first annual “Empty Bowls” event, will be held March 24, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is designed to bring the CRSM community … Read More

Duke University Takes Alumna On Journey to Her Dreams

As a freshman at Duke University, Kala Juett already is an exemplar of a strong, smart young woman and leader destined to play a significant role in society, regardless of her chosen career path. If there is any question about that, consider that she is one of only 18 female freshman selected for the Baldwin Scholars Program, chosen because school … Read More

Classy Reunion: Welcoming Home Alumni

From Duke University in North Carolina, Johns Hopkins in Maryland and Marquette and Loyola universities closer to home, more than 50 CRSM alumni and about 10 teachers and staff gathered on Dec. 22, 2016 at Salutos Italian Restaurant in Gurnee to celebrate the Christmas holiday and reunite with former classmates. Sharing stories and tales from the college front, many of … Read More

Cristo Rey Network Principals Travel to Waukegan for Inspiration

On Jan, 25, 2017 we welcomed principals from across the Cristo Rey Network to observe in our classrooms and learn about how we do things here. The annual Cristo Rey Network principal’s meeting took place in Chicago, but attendees made the 48 mile trek to Waukegan for the day. About 20 principals from Cristo Rey schools across the country toured CRSM … Read More

Express Yourself Cristo Rey!

CRSM students have been busy preparing for the First Annual Express Yourself Cristo Rey! Fine Arts Exhibition, Feb. 16, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cristo Rey St. Martin. The evening also will include live stage performances of original poetry and one-act plays. This event is free and open to the public. Even though CRSM does not offer art … Read More