“Commitment and Time Management”: An Interview with Cassandra Abarca    

Cassandra (CRSM ’18  Alverno College ’22) and I spoke on the phone not long after a Boston-based non-profit announced that she had been elected to the organization’s 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Like most recent college prep graduates, her journey during the Covid-19 pandemic can only be described as unpredictable. But it is clear that her ambition and mastery … Read More

CRSM Featured on WTTW; Chicago’s PBS Station

On July 20th, WTTW (Chicago’s PBS Station) aired a segment about Cristo Rey St. Martin. The broadcast described the Cristo Rey work-study educational model, and featured several CRSM students discussing their academic pursuits and the benefits of their work commitments. President Kendall discussed the challenges that CRSM is facing during the pandemic with host Brandis Friedman. You can watch the … Read More

“Resilient, Adaptable and Determined”: An Interview with Jessena Fields     

I talked with Jessena (CRSM ’15  SIU ’19) as she was beginning her exit from Carbondale, IL after her recent graduation from Southern Illinois University. Heading toward Houston, her plans include growing her successful on-line business, eventually reopening her hair and clothing boutique and getting her master’s in marketing. After speaking with her I came away knowing I spoke with … Read More