Junior shares her family’s inspiring CRSM journey

At 16, Karolyna is one of eight children in her family, and the fourth to have attended Cristo Rey St. Martin. At our recent Elevate fundraiser, she shared how she was inspired by her three sisters who have gone before her through CRSM. She has her sights set on graduating from college and law school to pursue a career in … Read More

Fifth Annual ‘el-ə-vāt fundraiser celebrates the living legacy of CRSM

About 300 guests gathered on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at VenueOne North Shore in Deerfield to support Cristo Rey St. Martin (CRSM) and its mission to help deserving young men and women in Waukegan and North Chicago get to, and through college. Because of the generosity of guests who live in Lake Forest and throughout the North Shore, Cristo Rey … Read More

Preston Kendall Honored by Lake County Judges and Lawyers

Preston Kendall, president of Cristo Rey St. Martin, was honored by the Justinian Society of Lawyers and Judges of Lake County as their “Person of Faith” at a Mass and awards ceremony, Sept. 30, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Libertyville. “Through his work at Cristo Rey, Mr. Kendall empowers and encourages his students from under-served and low-income communities to … Read More

Mobile cuisine, open house, a momentous moment for CRSM

Dining on good eats under a white tent, about 100 guests raised their glasses to celebrate a momentous moment for Cristo Rey St. Martin (CRSM) before taking tours of what will become the new home for students, staff and faculty next spring. The once-abandoned K-Mart is being transformed into a state-of-the art educational facility. With food trucks parked curbside, board … Read More

Successful Milestones: Points of Pride for CRSM

As construction crews work daily to transform a vacant Kmart on Belvidere Road into a highly-anticipated, state-of-the art educational hub, Preston Kendall, president, recently shared success milestones that show the school is well on its way to becoming a catalyst of change not only for students and their families, but also for Waukegan. At the Corporate Work Study Program event … Read More

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

Architect’s Newspaper Features New CRSM Campus Plans

The Architect’s Newspaper featured plans for our new building in their Jan, 11, 2017 issue: JGMA overhauls a former Kmart for a progressive Chicago high school program Before JGMA was given the job to design a new school for the Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep (CRSM), it was working with students and faculty in design charrettes. The high school … Read More

Chicago Tribune Features CRSM Emmy

The Chicago Tribune recently featured Cristo Rey St. Martin winning an Emmy in the headline: Chicago Tribune/Lake County News Sun, Jan. 10, 2017 Documentary about Waukegan school wins Chicago Emmy Award The short documentary about Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan was awarded an Emmy last month for Outstanding Achievement for Public/Current Affairs Programming. “A Day in the … 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