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

Crain’s Chicago Business Names CRSM as Winner

Crain’s Chicago Business announced Cristo Rey St. Martin as a winner in their annual competition which recognizes the area’s best designed workplaces. read the article on Crain’s site here   The 12 Coolest Offices in Chicago 2019 By Jackie Bender What makes an office cool? We use the term as a catchall for a well-designed workplace that’s a good representation … 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

Over 200 People Elevate at the Lincolnshire Marriott

On Saturday night October 20th, over 200 people attended a party in Lincolnshire, IL. There was dinner, there was dancing, a fabulous band and chances to win gifts – all the things one might expect of a memorable Saturday night out. But your typical Saturday night this was not. It was decidedly a-typical because 200 people gathered expressly to help 403 Cristo Rey students … Read More

CRSM President Preston Kendall Speaks Out on Innovation in Education

Earlier this month, President Preston Kendall sat on an Education Innovation panel for the Age of Agility Summit Illinois. The event presented insights and perspectives from business, education, and policy leaders on how the future of work impacts the way we deliver education. The event, held in downtown Chicago, was sponsored by America Succeeds and Empower Illinois. Other speakers on the panel included: Moderator: Carly Bolger, … Read More

Urban Land Institute honors CRSM new building team

The architects, general contractor and the entire build team were honored June 13, 2018 at the Urban Land Initiative Chicago Vision Awards for their creativity and passion in transforming a big box Kmart into a state-of-the-art CRSM high school. Defining the standard for real estate development in the Chicagoland area, the ULI Vision awards recognize visionaries in the industry along … Read More

CRSM Dons Finery for Record-breaking Founders’ Dinner

Cristo Rey St. Martin (CRSM) celebrated the ribbon cutting for the initial phase of its new home, thanking the community of supporters for their ongoing help at the annual Founders’ Dinner, April 21, 2018, held at the new building. The record-breaking crowd of almost 350 guests raised $765,000, which will help us continue our promise to create bright futures for … Read More

Octavio Adrian Brindis Founders’ Dinner 2018 Speech

Good evening, My name is Octavio Adrian Brindis and I am a proud CRSM alum, class of 2010. I still cannot believe that I was a high school freshman over 10 years ago. Today, I am a ninth grade teacher. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. But, I just can’t imagine having a freshman version of me in … Read More