CRSM President Preston Kendall featured in The North Shore Weekend

A “Ray of Hope at Cristo Rey,” is the headline for the “Sunday Breakfast with Preston Kendall” profile of CRSM President Preston Kendall featured in the April 7 edition of The North Shore Weekend.  Describing one of his dreams for Cristo Rey St. Martin students, Kendall says: “A couple of generations of Cristo Rey alumni will return to Waukegan and … Read More

CRSM Building Architect Creates Transformative Work

Katie LaCourt’s dream to become an architect was inspired in the kitchen during high school when her family was renovating their Milwaukee home. Today, at 29, LaCourt is an accomplished architect and is among a league of women worldwide who are blazing a trail in the male-dominated field with their unique brand of female design creativity. Like these pioneers, LaCourt … Read More

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