Mentor Training Creates Lasting Impact

Understanding the importance of developing the next generation of leaders, and the power of finding experienced professionals to show students the ropes, the Corporate Work Study Program kicked off the new school season by reaching out to business partners and new students in separate, but equally significant, hands-on workshops on mentoring and being mentored. The Secret Life of Teens In … Read More

Working Nine-to-Five All Summer

The success and student engagement in our Corporate Work Study Program is continuing around the calendar year, as 50 students are spending their summer invited back to work (and getting paid) by corporations, banks and non-profits throughout Lake County. “Summer work provides continuation of the work experience that students received during the school year,” said Hugo Chavez, Managing Director, Corporate … Read More

Portrait of a Graduate: Destiny Perez

“Is Destiny our intern today?” is the question several teams in the marketing department of Walgreen Co. ask regularly, according to Maureen McKee, executive administrator of the firm’s retail marketing department. “With the answer of yes, everyone smiled.” The “Destiny” she is referring to is a member of CRSM’s Class of 2014 graduation class. A stellar student who received multiple … Read More

“Thank You” Work Study Partners

Thanking Business Partners for Helping Students Discover “What they can be.” “We’re here to celebrate the incredible experience you are giving to our students, “ Preston Kendall, president of CRSM told the crowd of about 100 North Shore business persons gathered May 15 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe for our annual Corporate Work Study Partner Appreciation Event. “Our … Read More

February CWSP News: Discover Financial Services hosts CWSP Breakfast Seminar

On Wednesday, February 12, Discover Financial Services and Walgreen Co. hosted a Breakfast Seminar on the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program.  Roger Hochschild, President and COO of Discover, and Kelly McNamara Corley, EVP and General Counsel of Discover, welcomed over 50 guests to hear from featured speaker Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreen Co. and author of A … Read More

NBC5 Chicago Features Cristo Rey St. Martin

Recently, NBC Chicago profiled CRSM senior Erik Estela as he worked alongside employees at ITW-Buehler in Lake Bluff.  Erik’s supervisor Jeff Butler of Buehler talks about the benefits of our Work Study Program for all involved.  Interviews with Cristo Rey St. Martin President Preston Kendall and Director of Development Kristen Watson detail the school’s programming and impressive statistics of success. … Read More

Achieving the Mission I: By the Numbers

Achieving the Mission: Academically 92% of the Class of 2013 was accepted into a 4-year college or university Over $10.5 million dollars in college scholarships was awarded to our graduating seniors Graduates included a Gates Millennium Scholar, Golden Apple Scholar, Horatio Alger Scholar, Loyola University Scholar and Marquette University Urban Scholar 150 students enrolled in AP courses and 37% of … Read More

Summer CWSP & Admissions News: Beating the Summer Slide at CRSM

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are in school! Summer is no time for rest when a rigorous curriculum and new job lay ahead, so our new students are already at CRSM participating in our Enhanced Summer Bridge Program preparing for the future. This program provides necessary orientation and training for the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) and high-level college preparatory classes. … Read More