Banks Hold “Jeans Day” to Support CRSM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can wear his hoodies and jeans to work, but in the banking world, a classic suit and tie is the mandated daily dress code. So recently when Lake Forest Bank & Trust Co. employees, and their colleagues at the other local Wintrust Community Bank locations where CRSM students work, got to don jeans to work, it … Read More

Business Partners, Board Members and Faculty Unite to Create Brighter Future for Students

With the purpose of fortifying and uniting their efforts to create a brilliant future for Cristo Rey St. Martin students, business partners, faculty, board members and staff came together on March 22, 2017 to brainstorm ideas for creating greater success for CRSM students both in school and in the business world. About 150 people attended the all-morning event held at Grainger’s headquarters … 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

Students Earn High Marks at Work

At this time of year, when high school classrooms and hallways are filled with students taking exams and hoping to earn good grades in their classes, our students at Cristo Rey St. Martin already are receiving some early returns on their performance in the workplace. Supervisors from our Corporate Work Study Program partner companies regularly report on our student’s job … Read More

Cristo Rey Wins Emmy

Cristo Rey St. Martin was the recipient of an Emmy Award along with our video production partner, Bitter Jester Creative Inc. in Highland Park, from The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The 58th annual red carpet event was held in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. “We are honored to receive this award, … Read More

Students Experience Success in Real Work, Real World

More than 80 work study program leaders gathered recently at AON Hewitt in Lincolnshire, a current Corporate Work Study business partner, to learn more about the state-of-the-state of our successful and innovative program. This semi-annual meeting of supervisors and program managers brought the group together to share information and ideas on how the program is working in businesses across our … Read More

Celebrating Student Workers: Business Partners Say Thank You To Students 

On a recent afternoon, three groups of CRSM students took to the podium at Discover Financial Services in Riverwoods to deliver several presentations culminating seven months of project research. In addition to their “day jobs” of filling typical roles in the legal, human resources, marketing, finance and payment operations departments, the CRSM students were asked by their Discover supervisors to pull … Read More

New Corporate Work Study Director Brings Staffing and Search Experience to Post

Michelle Mehlis, a consultant with the Evanston/Skokie School District 65, Program Manager for “Everybody Reads & Math FUNdamental,” will join Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep on May 31 as the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program. In addition to driving this innovative education program, Mehlis brings extensive corporate experience in search and staffing, holding the following posts: Co-founder of … Read More

Gratitude and Lunch: Takeda Employees and Students Share Their Mutual Appreciation

Dining on build-your-own-burgers and pasta, the 35 CRSM students employed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., and their supervisors, shared their mutual gratitude for the opportunity to work alongside each other at celebration luncheon held May 20, 2016 at the pharmaceutical giant’s Deerfield offices. “Across the board the Takeda employees who work with Cristo Rey students are so positive and grateful … Read More

Celebrating Success at Work: A Tribute to Our Corporate Work Study Partners

“Without you our school would not exist,” Preston Kendall, president of CRSM, told the group of about 100 local business persons who attended the Corporate Work Study appreciation gathering recently held at the Chicago Botanic Garden on May 11, 2016. “Our students come from an environment where the odds are stacked against them,” said Kendall. “But beyond the academic advantages … Read More