Cristo Rey Work Study Innovations & the 90 Day Check-In

The staff of the Corporate Work Study Program is charged with guiding first generation, future professionals into the world of work for the first time. Placing students with 70 different business partners to work for 100 unique supervisors demands something quite different from traditional on-boarding. Each summer, Cristo Rey St. Martin freshmen spend weeks in training – covering everything from … Read More

The Cristo Rey – Discover Partnership Reaches Beyond the Work-Study Program

Discover Financial Services is not only a leading partner for Cristo Rey St. Martin’s (CRSM) Corporate Work Study Program, with 28 CRSM students covering 7 full-time-equivalent positions at Discover, in recent years Discover has deepened the partnership through their Discover Cares program as well.  Discover Cares is a highly developed and far reaching volunteer program created by Discover Financial Services … Read More

Over 200 People Elevate at the Lincolnshire Marriott

On Saturday night October 20th, over 200 people attended a party in Lincolnshire, IL. There was dinner, there was dancing, a fabulous band and chances to win gifts – all the things one might expect of a memorable Saturday night out. But your typical Saturday night this was not. It was decidedly a-typical because 200 people gathered expressly to help 403 Cristo Rey students … Read More

Beyond day-to-day work: creative ways Cristo Rey works with students on professional development

Behind the scenes at Cristo Rey St. Martin, the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) staff works tirelessly to find ways to meet our students where they are in their professional career development. This fall, there are a variety of workshops and seminars going on at CRSM targeted to each different grade level. We are so appreciative to the business partners … Read More

Gov. Bruce Rauner stops by CRSM, applauds students, work-study program

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited Waukegan and stopped by CRSM June 28, 2018 for an informal chat with students, faculty, board members and work-study partners, and tour of the school. During the roundtable session held in the library, he said he strongly supports programs such as the Corporate Work Study program and praised students for their hard work and for … Read More