September President’s Pen: When our students get opportunities, they make the most of them.

Make hay while the sun shines!  With autumn already here, this old adage reminds us to make the most of any opportunity while it exists.  Our students are certainly making the most of their opportunities.  Every week, they are out in the workplace with our job partners in the Corporate Work Study Program earning their education, expanding their professional network, … Read More

Sharing a Mission with The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Robert R. McCormick was among Chicago’s first major philanthropists – shaping the city he loved with the development of the Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio and WGN Television.  Upon his death in 1955, his will established what would become one of the nation’s leading charitable foundations. For over ten years, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has recognized the impact that the … Read More

“To embrace accountability and responsibility”: An Interview with Liz Martinez

I met with Liz Martinez (CRSM ’12, Lake Forest College ’16) during her first visit to the new campus on Belvidere Road. Our conversation covered a lot of territory; from her extracurriculars at CRSM, through a family health crisis, to her successes at First Midwest Bank. The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   First of all, thanks for … Read More

Senior PD – Personal Branding

On Friday, September 27th, the Corporate Work Study Department held a professional development seminar for our seniors. Six speakers offered presentations on topics that included; networking, personal branding, LinkedIn, and social capital. An AbbVie Success Story Kevin Castro AbbVie Archive Specialist “My first internship at Abbott was life-changing. The experience taught me how to engage with individuals at a professional … Read More

2019 Senior Retreat

Cristo Rey St. Martin students know what it’s like to keep a full calendar. Their days of challenging academic schedules, demanding corporate work study jobs and family responsibilities can take on a frenzied pace. Now and again, we all need to give ourselves a quiet “space” – to gain insight and grow deeper relationships with one another and with God. … Read More

The Second Annual CRSM College Fair

On September 27th, our college counseling department hosted the second annual College Fair at Cristo Rey St. Martin, welcoming 49 local and national colleges and universities to our campus. In preparation for the fair, college counselors Sharon Holdvogt, Beth Kainic and Lori Felix worked with our juniors and seniors providing guidance on how to make the most of the event. … Read More

COMMITTED TO FAITH & JUSTICE

BORDER IMMERSION TRIP   On June 7th, five Cristo Rey students supervised by Edwin Medina (CRSM ’11), an accountant at Cristo Rey, embarked on a week-long border immersion trip to join Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, @brostcsv who leads groups to the border between Arizona and Mexico retracing the steps of migrants trying to cross the desert. During the trip, CRSM students … Read More

COLLEGE PREPARED Cristo Rey’s Academic Reach Expands Again

Over the Summer… The CRSM Campus was bustling in June, July and August. Classes included: Boot Camp for AP Biology, English, Math, Accelerated Math and Boot Camp for AP US History. Off-campus academic pursuits were no different; as thirty-two students enrolled in college summer education programs. The choices and programs that students chose was wide ranging – from Animal Science … Read More

“I would not be where I am without CRSM”: An Interview with Antonio Mancilla

I spoke with Antonio (CRSM ’18, Lawrence University ’22) about his experiences in the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program, his course work at Lawrence University and his blending of Mathematics, Art and the Japanese language – just before his departure for Japan and a full year of study in Tokyo. ___________________________________________________________________________ The following conversation has been edited and condensed. … Read More