“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

1st Group to Earn Lab Certification at Rosalind Franklin Medical School

  Congratulations! On January 25th, under the direction of Dr. Hector Rasgado-Flores, Rosalind Franklin Medical School awarded Lab Certifications to six CRSM students. This certification will allow our students to work in labs. This will provide access to higher wage jobs during college, offer the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals and help them determine what disciplines might be of … Read More

Work Study Expanding at School and in the Business Community

The Corporate Work Study Department has been busy expanding relationships with existing business partners, ramping-up with new partners, prepping for Career Day, getting ready for business partner meetings, and making sure new programs are on target. Training & Workshops Resume Building  Peer Mentoring Program  (Seniors with Freshmen) E-mail Etiquette LinkedIn Sessions – profiles for Juniors Junior Resume Reviews Sophomore Career … Read More

CRSM Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 21st, CRSM honored Dr. King’s life and his mission of spreading God’s dream for us with an all-school prayer service.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a wonderful example of using our voices to seek justice for all humans and highlighted the importance of seeing one another as brothers and sisters. Pierre Edmonds (Dean of Students), an ordained … 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

Encore! HAMILTON!

Again this year Cristo Rey St. Martin was one of a select group of Chicagoland schools invited to participate in the Hamilton Education Program – the ground breaking program which involves 6 weeks of work studying American history through a special integrated curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers. The program culminates in a matinee performance of Hamilton … Read More

CRSM Boasts Two Posse Scholarship Winners

The Posse Foundation announced its Scholarship winners in December. CRSM students have won Posse Scholarships in the past but this year is extraordinary – two CRSM students were chosen for scholarships. Edwin Morales (CRSM ’20) and Ricardo Morales (CRSM ’20) recently learned of their awards and are beginning their plans to attend St. Olaf College and Connecticut College respectively.   … Read More

“The Genuine Article – Something Greater Than Just Me”: An Interview with Angel Gomez

I had lunch with Angel (CRSM ’14, Dominican University ’18) down the street from where he works as an Executive Team Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of Waukegan Public Schools. His journey with his family from Laredo, Texas to Zion to Waukegan was interesting, but the telling of his personal journey made me realize that he’s the genuine article. The … Read More