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 II: Numbers Aren’t Enough

How do we best measure success and mission fulfillment? Often, we let numbers do the talking for us but numbers aren’t enough! Numbers cannot show smiles on the faces of our students during school assembly. Figures do not document the goosebumps you feel when alumni return to campus to say thank you. Statistics will never quantify the pride parents have as … 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

May CWSP News: Northern Trust Invests in CRSM Student Workers

At Northern Trust, each student working on the Corporate Work Study Program team receives close mentoring and special direction so that each of the 4 students grow professionally. Now the CWSP teamn is working on a special end of the year project that will help them learn from current partners at Northern Trust and apply it to their own work … Read More

April CWSP News: Video Premiere!

The Cristo Rey Story is remarkable. Supporters like you–donors, friends, business partners, teachers, community members–believe in our mission and work to make it a reality. We made an engaging 2-minute video for YOU TO SHARE with others to let them know about us!  Watch it on YouTube and help us get noticed by ‘Liking’ our social media pages on LinkedIn & Facebook & Twitter! Copy & Paste this to … Read More

March CWSP News: Business Partners learn alongside students at Allstate

Some people might raise an eyebrow at the idea of inviting a high school student into the offices of a large company like Allstate and giving him or her the same level of responsibility as an actual employee. But not the folks at Ivantage. In fact, the home office-based Allstate subsidiary – a brokerage firm that provides agencies with third-party … Read More