Cristo Rey & Veterans Affairs Partner to vaccinate “all who have ever served in the U.S. military…”

Beginning on Saturday, April 17th, CRSM has made its campus available to the Lovell Federal Health Care Center for a mass vaccination effort.

The clinics will make vaccinations available to, “all who have ever served in the U.S. military, their families and their caregivers.”  Students and staff will be volunteering for the weekend events that are slated to continue into the summer.   


“When we were searching in Waukegan for a permanent home for Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, we dreamed of a facility that would not only meet our school’s needs but would have the potential to become a rich resource for the entire community.  After the success of our COVID vaccine event for seniors partnering with Jewel/Osco, we were contacted by the Lovell Federal Health Care Center.
How could we say no?
We are a faith-based school and an important aspect of our mission is encourage students to explore their own faith traditions and beliefs and, most importantly, to think about how they are living out their beliefs on a daily basis.  We want them to put their faith into action.  It’s the only way we will make the world a better place.  Our school strives to model these values by leveraging the campus for our collective, greater good.”
Preston Kendall   President, Cristo Rey St. Martin

WGN-TV broadcasts live from Cristo Rey helping to get the word out:


“With our community still facing alarmingly high rates of COVID-19, I’m proud and grateful to see Cristo Rey St. Martin step up to help the life-saving vaccine reach our must vulnerable residents,” State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) said. “With the support of so many generous faculty and students, we can give back to the individuals and families who have sacrificed so much in selfless service to our nation.”