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

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

CRSM DONORS CAN SUBTRACT 75% of a SCHOLARSHIP GIFT FROM 2019 ILLINOIS TAX BILL

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows individuals and corporations to donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) – whose primary aim is to give scholarships to qualifying CRSM students. For their generous donation, donors receive a 75% credit on their Illinois taxes. Donors receive a direct credit, not a deduction. After just one year, 134 students have been able … Read More

Reese Marcusson Joins Cristo Rey St. Martin as Director of Development

A lifelong Chicagoan, Reese held leadership positions at Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), the non-profit parent of WTTW Channel 11, Chicago’s public TV station, and 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s classical music station. His most recent WWCI roles were Chief Operating Officer & CFO and Acting CEO.  He enjoys working collaboratively on challenges and helping others solve problems. Reese is a … Read More

Sharing a Mission with The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Robert R. McCormick was among Chicago’s first major philanthropists – shaping the city he loved with the development of the Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio and WGN Television.  Upon his death in 1955, his will established what would become one of the nation’s leading charitable foundations. For over ten years, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has recognized the impact that the … Read More

CRSM Awarded Grant to Hire a School Nurse

The Board of Directors of The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County has awarded Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep a generous grant which will provide students with improved access to healthcare services. The Foundation’s mission is to support efforts that improve access to health services for under-served Lake County, Illinois residents. School nurses provide essential health-related education to students … Read More