Freshmen Class Getting Ready

to “Go Corporate”   Freshmen finished their first week of training in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Another 2 week session is coming up in August to make sure they’re ready to go for our business partners!   There is no doubt that Cristo Rey St. Martin is a leader in work study training. Students work diligently on a wide … Read More

Cristo Rey’s Beth Kainic Wins Award

CTCL (Colleges That Change Lives), a non-profit that supports quality post-secondary education, has named Cristo Rey St. Martin’s Beth Kainic as a recipient of The 2019 Counselors That Change Lives Award. The CTCL award recognizes the extraordinary work Ms. Beth Kainic does in her role as a college counselor who is “changing the lives of students each and every day … Read More

April Student Life News: CRSM “lawyers” take on the Daley Center

The first inaugural Howlett Cup brought together students from Loyola Academy, Cristo Rey Pilsen, Christ the King Jesuit, and Cristo Rey St. Martin to compete as attorneys and witnesses in a mock trial tournament. It was the first mock trial experience for all schools involved. CRSM’s team was moderated by Mrs. Michelle Miller and Ms. Caitlin Murphy, who held try-outs … Read More

April Academic News: Schuler Program Update

Below is a recent update from Beth Pierson, School Director of Cristo Rey St. Martin’s Schuler Program. The Schuler Scholar Program (SSP) prepares students who are bright and motivated, but underserved, to succeed at the most competitive colleges and universities. Schuler Scholars are typically first-generation college-bound, come from under-resourced families and communities, and will need financial assistance in order to … Read More

March Campus Ministry News: Becoming “People for Others”

A large part of the Cristo Rey experience is community service and volunteerism. Social justice and responsibility are often discussed in class and put into practice during Feast week, but students are NOT required to fulfill any service commitments or spiritual obligations. Despite having no service hour requirements, CRSM students give back anyway. 2159 hours spent volunteering at sites like … Read More

January Academic News: Mission

At Cristo Rey St. Martin, our mission is to get students to and through college. “To college,” is our hope that each CRSM student will graduate high school and gain college acceptance,” and“through college,” and successfully persist through higher education. Most of us accept persistence (academic success and graduation) as the norm, but many young people from urban communities like Waukegan and North … Read More

December Academic News: CRSM Senior named Posse Scholar

On December 5, Senior Crystal Hurtado received excellent news: not only was she accepted to Agnes Scott College, she was also named a Posse Scholar! The Posse Foundation partners with colleges and universities across the country to support successful collegiate experiences for its Scholars. The Posse Foundation supplies mentors and on-campus coordinators to help its Scholars adapt to life on a … Read More