Reese Marcusson Joins Cristo Rey St. Martin as Director of Development

A lifelong Chicagoan, Reese held leadership positions at Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), the non-profit parent of WTTW Channel 11, Chicago’s public TV station, and 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s classical music station. His most recent WWCI roles were Chief Operating Officer & CFO and Acting CEO.  He enjoys working collaboratively on challenges and helping others solve problems. Reese is a … Read More

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 St. Martin Celebrates Posada

Again, as in years past, Cristo Rey St. Martin students re-enacted Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem – traveling from place to place seeking rest and shelter. Posada is a centuries-old tradition celebrated throughout Mexico, Guatemala and migrant communities in the United States. CRSM participated in Posada in two ways this year. At 7am on December 14th, a group of … Read More

Lights, Camera, Action: Chicago-area TV and newspapers feature the “CRSM story”

Chicago-area TV and newspaper crews trekked out to Waukegan from Chicago on Feb, 13 2018 to feature our unique school model and celebrate and chronicle our historic move day. From CBS-TV and WGN-TV, to the Lake County News Sun/Chicago Tribune, Chicago Catholic, and The Daily Herald, we are grateful for the coverage and hopeful our against-all-odds story will inspire others … Read More

Chicago Tribune Features CRSM Emmy

The Chicago Tribune recently featured Cristo Rey St. Martin winning an Emmy in the headline: Chicago Tribune/Lake County News Sun, Jan. 10, 2017 Documentary about Waukegan school wins Chicago Emmy Award The short documentary about Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan was awarded an Emmy last month for Outstanding Achievement for Public/Current Affairs Programming. “A Day in the … Read More

Making Headlines: What local media is saying about CRSM

The Daily Herald “Cristo Rey St. Martin to move into vacant Kmart building in Waukegan” Rgw /xg“Waukegan Catholic high school advances plan to move into old Kmart” The Chicago Tribune/Lake County News Sun “Waukegan Catholic high school advances plan to move into old Kmart” Daily North Shore “Blue Light Special for Cristo Rey Prep” TwitterFacebookemailLinkedinTumblrPinterest

Chicago Tribune Features Unique College Mentoring Program

On Nov.4, 2015, The Chicago Tribune profiled a unique one-to-one college mentoring program CRSM is launching through a partnership with College Bound Opportunities (CBO), a not-for-profit organization serving low-income high school students to help them gain access to college and gain a degree. For nearly 10 years, College Bound Opportunities (CBO), a nonprofit organization, has been assisting low-income students on … Read More