Professional Development Day: Redefined

Where else do business executives and high school educators meet to discuss ideas that will improve students’ chances for success?  On Tuesday, January 29th, the Corporate Work Study Program organized Cristo Rey teachers and staff for a joint Professional Development Day with business partner supervisors. The agenda: explore ways to structure and support CRSM students so that they can demonstrate … Read More

Fast-tracking his career since 14, alumnus recruits college students for global biopharmaceutical company

Meet Kevin Castro. The 22-year-old Class of 2013 graduate has been laying the groundwork for his present position at AbbVie Inc. since he was 14-years-old. In 2009 as a freshman, he worked at Abbott Laboratories through the Corporate Work Study Program. (AbbVie is the spin-off company of Abbott.) Fast forward eight years: The Posse Scholar and recent graduate of Connecticut … Read More

Education at Work Scores High Marks

“We couldn’t exist without you,” Preston Kendall, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep president told the more than 100 Lake County business men and women who braved the record-breaking -30 degree wind chill that gripped the Chicago area Feb. 19, 2015 to gather at W. W. Grainger in Lake Forest for the school’s Mid-Year Business Partner Meeting. Thanking the crowd … Read More

CWSP Program Working Harder Than Ever

As the 2014-2015 school year begins, our Corporate Work Study Program launches a bigger and better program than ever. Consider these impressive facts: • We’ve grown to 75 full-time jobs from 43. • We’re driving 100 students a day to a demographic territory from Pleasant Prairie in Wisconsin, south to Touhy Avenue in Skokie, west to Antioch. • The retention … Read More