“I would not be where I am without CRSM”: An Interview with Antonio Mancilla

I spoke with Antonio (CRSM ’18, Lawrence University ’22) about his experiences in the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program, his course work at Lawrence University and his blending of Mathematics, Art and the Japanese language – just before his departure for Japan and a full year of study in Tokyo. ___________________________________________________________________________ The following conversation has been edited and condensed. … Read More

Corporate Work Study Wraps Up 2019

As the 2019 school year comes to a close, several of Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Partners take it upon themselves to coach our students on final, summative presentations.   The goal of these final presentations vary depending on each Corporate Partner, but often they include highlights of the student’s work over the past year, reflections from the students on … 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