Education to Employment: Lunch and learn about careers

In the spirit of Knights helping Knights, and the Lake County business community helping our students, Cristo Rey St. Martin is looking to alumni and other area business persons to share their professional and personal experience and expertise with current CRSM students. New this year, CRSM is launching a series of Monday “Lunch and Learn” sessions in which alumni and … Read More

Operation School Supplies

For many Cristo Rey families, getting their kids ready for back to school is another financial struggle when they’re trying hard to make ends meet. We are very thankful to two of our Corporate Work Study partners for their contributions this year at the start of school.  La Voz, the Hispanic ERG at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and employees at Hollister Inc. … Read More

Redefining CWSP Goals: Measuring what matters most

In addition to the school’s rigorous academic studies, the Corporate Work Study Program puts students on the job one day a week at corporations, law firms, banks, hospitals and non-profits throughout Lake County. The work program helps to defray more than 60 percent of the cost of their tuition; in addition, it exposes all of our students to what life … Read More

Student appreciation day: CRSM Work-study partners thank students for making a difference

On a recent Friday, four groups of CRSM students took to the podium at Discover Financial Services in Riverwoods to deliver presentations culminating seven months of project research. The room was packed with about 200 Discover employees and guests from neighboring companies, there to show their support not only for the students, but the “win-win” the Corporate Work Study Program … Read More

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

There is perhaps no better setting than the enchanting flower gardens, peaceful lakes and native woodlands of the Chicago Botanic Garden to celebrate and thank the work partners who in many ways are the gardeners tending to the growth and maturity of students and help them plant the seeds for the dreams they can strive for in the future. The … Read More

Five CRSM Seniors Share Their Reflections on the Corporate Work Study Program

Celebrating success at work, Cristo Rey St. Martin students, staff and faculty paid tribute to our Corporate Work Study Program partners at an event held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Here five students share the speeches they presented that evening. Be inspired. Brian, Class of 2017, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Good Evening Everyone, I am very excited to be here … Read More

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