“WHO SAID YOU CAN’T?” An Interview with Brigitte Calma Layug

As a Biochem Quality Technician in Abbott Lab’s Diagnostic Division, Brigitte Calma Layug (CRSM ’12, Knox College ’16) has been chasing her dreams since she arrived in the US from the Philippines. Her accomplishments are impressive – and wide ranging. From Division 3 volleyball to Biology to languages to rap music, Brigitte is still moving at a remarkable pace. We … Read More

Blazing a trail in Waukegan: New school to open Feb. 13, 2018 raising the bar and lifting hope for area youth

A flurry of construction is underway to put the final touches on the transformation of a once vacant K-Mart big-box into a gateway of hope for the City of Waukegan. On Feb. 13, 2018, 400 Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep students, faculty and staff will begin classes at their new progressive high school at 3106 Belvidere Road thanks to the … Read More

Working Nine-to-Five All Summer

The success and student engagement in our Corporate Work Study Program is continuing around the calendar year, as 50 students are spending their summer invited back to work (and getting paid) by corporations, banks and non-profits throughout Lake County. “Summer work provides continuation of the work experience that students received during the school year,” said Hugo Chavez, Managing Director, Corporate … Read More