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

Cubbies inspire Mundelein Seminary donation to CRSM

During the World Series, The University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary) made a bet with the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland’s seminarians over which of the teams would become champions. The losing team’s seminary would send a check to a local Catholic high school of the winner’s choice. The winning check: $500 to CRSM. Vice President of Institutional … Read More

Lights, Camera….CRSM “Day in the Life” video nominated for Emmy

And the Emmy nominees for Outstanding Achievement for Public Affairs/Current Affairs Programming include: Cristo Rey St. Martin’s “A Day in the Life of a Cristo Rey Student,” produced by Bitter Jester Creative Inc. The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will name winners Dec. 3, 2016. Stay tuned! Thank you to our very own Sam … Read More

Senior Student Shares his Gratitude for CRSM

Speech at Elevate 2016 fundraiser by Brian D., CRSM senior: Good Evening Everyone, I am very excited to be here with you all and tell you about the greatness of Cristo Rey St. Martin. My name is Brian. I am 17-years-old and I am a current Senior in Cristo Rey St. Martin. I would love to start off by saying … Read More

Elevate Fundraiser Raises $325,000

Thank You to all who attended our annual Elevate fundraiser. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, more than 300 guests gathered at VenueOne North Shore in Deerfield to support CRSM and all of the work we are doing to serve students in Waukegan and North Chicago. It was great to see so many familiar faces and lots of new ones too! … Read More

Making Headlines: What local media is saying about CRSM

The Daily Herald “Cristo Rey St. Martin to move into vacant Kmart building in Waukegan” Rgw /xg“Waukegan Catholic high school advances plan to move into old Kmart” The Chicago Tribune/Lake County News Sun “Waukegan Catholic high school advances plan to move into old Kmart” Daily North Shore “Blue Light Special for Cristo Rey Prep”

CRSM junior speaks out about importance of new school building

By Daira, a junior at CRSM, who spoke to those gathered on September 19th at our new campus where we unveiled our plans.  Daira works with the North Shore Water Reclamation District as her Corporate Work Study Program job. Now, I won’t lie. Within the first two to three months at CRSM, more students than you would believe, think to … Read More