Discover’s Corporate Values in Action through Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program

Many companies claim investment in the communities that their employees call home, but it is at the intersection of educational innovation and the workplace where Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep and Discover Financial Services find themselves in true alignment, forging a mutually beneficial relationship. The partnership, which began in 2010, has been growing steadily and yielding positive results for … Read More

“THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON”: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHEYANNE WILLIAMS

I met Cheyanne Williams (CRSM ’15, Loyola University ’19) at a coffee shop near Loyola University to discuss the road that has taken her from CRSM to Loyola University to her recent acceptance into Georgetown Law.  The following conversation has been edited and condensed. Good to see you again. Congratulations on your acceptance at Georgetown. Last time we met you … Read More

How to be Awesome: Experts help CRSM seniors craft their professional brand

Seniors were encouraged to bring an “open mind and positive attitude” Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 when experts from financial services, talent acquisition and social media and marketing at area firms shared their insights with students on how to create their own unique “brand.” Topics for the day included everything from “The value of social capital,” and “Creating Your Own Path: … Read More

Blazing a trail in Waukegan: New school to open Feb. 13, 2018 raising the bar and lifting hope for area youth

A flurry of construction is underway to put the final touches on the transformation of a once vacant K-Mart big-box into a gateway of hope for the City of Waukegan. On Feb. 13, 2018, 400 Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep students, faculty and staff will begin classes at their new progressive high school at 3106 Belvidere Road thanks to the … Read More

Student appreciation day: CRSM Work-study partners thank students for making a difference

On a recent Friday, four groups of CRSM students took to the podium at Discover Financial Services in Riverwoods to deliver presentations culminating seven months of project research. The room was packed with about 200 Discover employees and guests from neighboring companies, there to show their support not only for the students, but the “win-win” the Corporate Work Study Program … 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