The Summer Culture Club: Teachers and students seek high adventure

The question, “What did you do for your summer vacation” reverberated through the halls of CRSM these first weeks back at school as teachers and students recounted their tales of significant travel and educational adventures. From climbing Machu Picchu in Peru, to drumming circles, to college campuses and the golf course, each story was more exciting than the next. On … Read More

Five CRSM Seniors Share Their Reflections on the Corporate Work Study Program

Celebrating success at work, Cristo Rey St. Martin students, staff and faculty paid tribute to our Corporate Work Study Program partners at an event held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Here five students share the speeches they presented that evening. Be inspired. Brian, Class of 2017, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Good Evening Everyone, I am very excited to be here … Read More

Business Partners, Board Members and Faculty Unite to Create Brighter Future for Students

With the purpose of fortifying and uniting their efforts to create a brilliant future for Cristo Rey St. Martin students, business partners, faculty, board members and staff came together on March 22, 2017 to brainstorm ideas for creating greater success for CRSM students both in school and in the business world. About 150 people attended the all-morning event held at Grainger’s headquarters … Read More

Students Earn High Marks at Work

At this time of year, when high school classrooms and hallways are filled with students taking exams and hoping to earn good grades in their classes, our students at Cristo Rey St. Martin already are receiving some early returns on their performance in the workplace. Supervisors from our Corporate Work Study Program partner companies regularly report on our student’s job … Read More

Celebrating Success at Work: A Tribute to Our Corporate Work Study Partners

“Without you our school would not exist,” Preston Kendall, president of CRSM, told the group of about 100 local business persons who attended the Corporate Work Study appreciation gathering recently held at the Chicago Botanic Garden on May 11, 2016. “Our students come from an environment where the odds are stacked against them,” said Kendall. “But beyond the academic advantages … Read More