Unstoppable: Alumna Races Toward Career Helping Other Immigrant Students

Marathoner. DePaul University graduate student. Jesuit Volunteer Corps immigration law advocate. Political science graduate Carthage College. Explorer of 12 national parks. Intern for former Congressman Bob Dold and Governor Bruce Rauner and CRSM campus ministry volunteer, to name a few of the achieved goals on Dulce Zariñana’s checklist. And that’s just the last few years. Now 23, Dulce is a … Read More

We’re Back!

CRSM’s fall semester kicked off to a rousing start early this morning. A fleet of vans lined the curb with students hopping on to be driven to companies and nonprofit organizations across the northern suburbs and Wisconsin. “This a monumental, magical moment,” President Preston Kendall said, welcoming all for the first gathering together in two years. Tune in on the … Read More

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

“Commitment, Appreciation and Grit”: An Interview with Alexis Alvarez

I spoke with Alexis (CRSM ’15, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ’19) at his home during a break from his new job at PwC. He just recently finished his Master’s in Accounting Science and is prepping for the CPA exam, so I promised to keep it brief. That wasn’t easy; he’s a thoughtful guy with some very interesting observations. We … Read More

“Don’t forget to Dance”: An Interview with Sharon Zavala

Sharon (CRSM ’11, Allegheny College ’15, Northwestern University ’20) has a family background analogous to the majority of Americans – immigration, harsh living and working conditions, financial hardship, dreams of a better life and college for the children. It’s clear that Sharon’s successes have a theme: High grades at CRSM = lots of involvement in service projects. College scholarships and … Read More