The Need is Still There: A Special Food Pantry Event at Cristo Rey

The Northern Illinois Food Bank and Cristo Rey St. Martin have cooperated to hold 12 Mobile Pop-up Markets on campus. The June 24th event at CRSM however, held a special place in the hearts of the friends of the Northern IL Food Bank. Working beside Cristo Rey faculty and students at the Food Pantry, 50 family and friends volunteered to … Read More

CRSM English 3 Class Creates Writing Exchange for 2nd Graders

CRSM is bringing writers of various ages together in a cross-school project with Park School in Round Lake.    Elizabeth Partenach’s English 3 class is partnering with Ms. Wachowiak’s 2nd graders at Park School in Round Lake to create writing mentorships and exchange ideas.  The English 3 class will write story books that use literature to “achieve a purpose”.  Ms. Wachowiak’s … Read More

Girl Undaunted: An Interview with Laura Pizano

Laura (CRSM ’13, MSOE ‘21) and I first spoke while she was in the middle of her family’s move to a new residence and as she was starting her e-classes at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Like most students across the country, she is adjusting to the tectonic shifts occurring across the academic landscape. She spoke eloquently about the challenges she … Read More

“Success Can Be Defined in Many Ways”: An Interview with Daniela Martinez

I first met Daniela (CRSM ’10, St. Mary’s University ‘14) at an alumni party in downtown Chicago. She agreed to speak with me about her travels from North Chicago to Honduras to Minneapolis and back again. Her casual demeanor and winning personality belies an intensely independent and ambitious person who has her own definition of success. The following conversation has … Read More

New Alumni Opportunities

The New Alumni Services Program   =  College & Career Support CRSM students graduate with a rigorous college prep education and an unparalleled work experience entry on their resume. Yet our alumni face obstacles to their college degree and employment goals unknown to most of their contemporaries. Alumni can now reach out to Alumni Services for one-on-one help. College Support  – … Read More

“CRSM has always been there for me”: An Interview with Dulce Zarinana

Dulce (CRSM ’16, Carthage ’19) and I met at CRSM the afternoon of the Alumni Christmas party. We spoke about her involvement with Campus Ministry’s volunteer trips, her bachelor’s thesis, early graduation from Carthage College and her aspirations in politics.   The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   Thanks for meeting with me. This worked out well, meeting … Read More