Career Day: Business Pros Open Up New Horizons for Students

 Students React to Their Career Day Experience “I found that all the careers, whether you are in engineering or supply chain, have something in common…communication skills are crucial.” “I was thinking about marketing prior to Career Exploration. Now I can definitely say, because of the Career Exploration Event, I’m certain it’s the path I want to take.” “Before the Career … Read More

Understanding Our Fears of Vaccination

by Pierre Edmonds & John Geis Cristo Rey St. Martin’s efforts to fight the devastating effects of the pandemic within the surrounding communities offered an unexpected opportunity – the chance to open a discussion about the pervasive fears of vaccination which are impeding the eradication of diseases across the country. During the month of February, Cristo Rey St. Martin and Jewel-Osco partnered … Read More

Corporate Work Study Successfully Transitions Students to Work Remotely 

As with most of CRSM’s activities, Corporate Work Study has had to adjust to the new normal of the pandemic. Over 45 business partner executives gathered virtually for the 2021 Business Partner Meeting. At the top of the agenda was one of the central issues facing many of northern Illinois’ corporations – remote work. Because of Cristo Rey’s partnerships with … Read More

Geometers Get Crafty

“We’re transitioning from two dimensions into three in Geometry right now, and what better way to do it than folding nets! This project gave the students a chance to get hands-on with the geometry (a rare event this year) by cutting out and assembling these paper models at home. Not only does this strengthen their visual-spatial reasoning, but it lets … Read More

“Grateful, Resilient and 100% Committed ”: An Interview with Ryan Scott

Ryan graduated from CRSM in 2016, and received his Bachelor’s degree in 2020. He is now working with a non-profit that focuses on supporting the development, growth and success of students in under-resourced schools. He is a full-time student success coach, partnering with classroom teachers in the city of Chicago, doing one-on-one tutoring and helping students cultivate social, emotional and … Read More

Food Drive: CRSM Students Continue Their Commitment as People for Others

On January 30th, Cristo Rey St. Martin and the The Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) partnered to host a drive-thru food distribution event. The second major event in their continuing efforts to help families get through the financial challenges of the pandemic. One-hundred students, staff, families and friends of the school volunteered to work alongside NIFB staffers, directing traffic and … Read More

Academic Achievements

76% of CRSM Students Have a 3.0 GPA or Higher Question: Why is this important? Answer: GPA is a key metric. 82% of Cristo Rey graduates who earned a Bachelor’s degree had a 3.0 or higher at CRSM. 91 CRSM Students Currently Have a 4.0 GPA Two POSSE Scholarship Winners Again This Year!  POSSE Scholar Fernando R. will attend Connecticut College         POSSE Scholar … Read More

Stepping It Up in the Workplace

Arlene, CRSM ’23, has been working with Discover Financial Services in Compliance Operations every Thursday this school year. But during CRSM’s two-week holiday break, Discover experienced what executives there described as an unusual and significant increase in work volume. Kim Lotz, Senior Manager of Compliance Programs, talked about the situation- “Obviously, the holidays are a bad time for an unexpected … Read More