Elevate Festival Fundraiser: Lots of fun, friends and family!

Our annual Elevate Festival, Sept.17, 2021, was a big success as more than 150 friends and families gathered in the school parking lot to picnic, enjoy the live country-rock music from the Wichita Jacks —and most significantly, to help fund and support the mission of Cristo Rey St. Martin. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we raised $200,000 which … Read More

Join Us for ELEVATE Friday September 17th

Join us under the stars for a Ravinia-style concert Featuring The Wichita Jacks Country Rock Band   Pack a picnic or buy some fabulous BBQ from Soul & Smoke           reserve your tickets here: https://cristoreystmartin.org/elevate

Join Us for ELEVATE Friday September 17th

Join us under the stars for a Ravinia-style concert Featuring The Wichita Jacks Country Rock Band   Pack a picnic or buy some fabulous BBQ from Soul & Smoke           reserve your tickets here: https://cristoreystmartin.org/elevate

Baird “Kids Win!” Grant Brings Student-Run Coffee Shop Within Reach

Cristo Rey St. Martin is honored to have been selected as an inaugural recipient of The Paul Purcell “Kids Win!” Annual Baird Education Grant. The grant award was established as a tribute to former Baird Chairman Paul E. Purcell who passed away in February 2020. Mr. Purcell was a true champion of Cristo Rey for nearly 25 years.  He frequently … Read More

Phase 2 Construction Project Nears Completion

As completion of Phase 2 construction draws near, the dreams of what the new space will mean to students, faculty and staff is becoming a reality – sports events and practices in our own gymnasium. Theatrical and musical productions on our own stage. Improving the health and fitness of our students in the new complex. Additional classrooms, teacher work areas … Read More

Front Page News: The North Shore Weekend Magazine

On Sunday, September 13th, The North Shore Weekend Magazine published an article about CRSM. There are in-depth interviews with students and an in-depth with president of the school, Preston Kendall: “…we were lucky that students were issued their own personal Chromebooks. School performance during the pandemic has not dropped off.  In the spring we had our highest measures of academic … Read More

CRSM Featured on WTTW; Chicago’s PBS Station

On July 20th, WTTW (Chicago’s PBS Station) aired a segment about Cristo Rey St. Martin. The broadcast described the Cristo Rey work-study educational model, and featured several CRSM students discussing their academic pursuits and the benefits of their work commitments. President Kendall discussed the challenges that CRSM is facing during the pandemic with host Brandis Friedman. You can watch the … Read More

Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarships Quadruple the Impact for CRSM

The above graphic says it all. The COVID 19 pandemic has created even greater economic challenges for CRSM and our families. Before the pandemic, the average CRSM family income was under $40,000, and we estimate over 40% of CRSM families have lost one or both incomes since March. The uncertainty of business partners’ return to work plans has increased the … Read More

CRSM Supporters Rally at the Virtual Founders’ Fundraiser 

On Saturday April 18th, CRSM held its first Virtual Founders’ Fundraiser.  This year’s theme, We Are More Than a Building was particularly apropos.  As President Preston Kendall put it, “The problems caused by the pandemic are wide-ranging, including the necessary step to cancel our in-person Founders’ Fundraiser – but we can be together in spirit. It turned out just that … Read More