Illinois Tax Credit Program Bulletin #1

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows you and your company to target donations to scholarships for CRSM students from low income families. For your generous donation, you would receive a 75% direct credit – not a deduction – on your Illinois taxes. For example, a $1,000 donation would save you $750 in taxes while, at the same time, quadrupling … Read More

Congressman Brad Schneider Visits CRSM; Follows-up on Students’ Advocacy Trip to D.C.

You may remember that last November, five Cristo Rey St. Martin students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice. They had a meeting at the office of U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 10th congressional district, Brad Schneider. The Cristo Rey Group focused their legislative advocacy on climate change and environmentalism. Congressman Schneider’s office scheduled a meeting … Read More

“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

January President’s Pen:

We are building more than a building together.  That statement is now our theme for our upcoming Founders’ Dinner on April 18, 2020 but it is more than one event’s byline – it cuts to the heart of our mission at CRSM.  We are on a journey with our students to create real and lasting change in our world. Several … Read More

Breaking Ground

As Day 1 of our new construction project draws near, (the 1st week of February) excitement is building as work in and around the school ramps-up.  Storage areas have been cleared and building permits are about to arrive. Our projected finish date is late March. You can share in our excitement – come and visit us; or accept this invitation … Read More

New Heights in Academic Achievement

Academic Achievements Dr. Michael Odiotti – Principal Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep In terms of key data points that we track; the percentage of students at a 2.0, the percentage of students at 3.0 and failure rate, we have matched or exceeded our all-time bests at the first semester. The fact that our GPA numbers continue to improve along … Read More