Elevate Festival Fundraiser: Lots of fun, friends and family!

Our annual Elevate Festival, Sept.17, 2021, was a big success as more than 150 friends and families gathered in the school parking lot to picnic, enjoy the live country-rock music from the Wichita Jacks —and most significantly, to help fund and support the mission of Cristo Rey St. Martin. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we raised $200,000 which … 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

Susie, CRSM Class of 2019, Addresses Guests at Elevate 2018

On October 20, 2018, CRSM student Susie S., Class of 2019, addressed over 200 guests at the school’s 6th Annual ‘el-ə-vāt fund raiser. Here is the story she shared. Good evening everyone. It’s truly a pleasure and an honor to be here tonight. My name is Susie, I’m 17 years old and I’m in the graduating class of 2019. I’d … Read More

Fifth Annual ‘el-ə-vāt fundraiser celebrates the living legacy of CRSM

About 300 guests gathered on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at VenueOne North Shore in Deerfield to support Cristo Rey St. Martin (CRSM) and its mission to help deserving young men and women in Waukegan and North Chicago get to, and through college. Because of the generosity of guests who live in Lake Forest and throughout the North Shore, Cristo Rey … Read More

Senior Student Shares his Gratitude for CRSM

Speech at Elevate 2016 fundraiser by Brian D., CRSM senior: Good Evening Everyone, I am very excited to be here with you all and tell you about the greatness of Cristo Rey St. Martin. My name is Brian. I am 17-years-old and I am a current Senior in Cristo Rey St. Martin. I would love to start off by saying … Read More

Elevate Fundraiser Raises $325,000

Thank You to all who attended our annual Elevate fundraiser. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, more than 300 guests gathered at VenueOne North Shore in Deerfield to support CRSM and all of the work we are doing to serve students in Waukegan and North Chicago. It was great to see so many familiar faces and lots of new ones too! … Read More

November President’s Pen: CRSM Mission Colors Our World With Success

Having just celebrated a great “Elevate” event this month with a tremendous speaker in the person of Octavio Brindis (one of our alumni who has gone on to graduate from Boston College and is now with Teach-For-America), I am reminded of the significance of colors and how one picture is worth a thousand words! Throughout human history, colors have taken … Read More

President’s Pen: October 2013

As president of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, I have a problem. Since the beginning of this school year in August, we have been on lock down FOUR times – all unrelated but all due to gun violence in our community.  But that’s not my problem, that’s OUR problem.  That’s society’s problem. Three weeks ago, our counselors came to … Read More