January Academic News: Mission

At Cristo Rey St. Martin, our mission is to get students to and through college. “To college,” is our hope that each CRSM student will graduate high school and gain college acceptance,” and“through college,” and successfully persist through higher education. Most of us accept persistence (academic success and graduation) as the norm, but many young people from urban communities like Waukegan and North … Read More

President’s Pen: January 2014

There are heroes among us.  Humble, hardworking, quiet heroes of faith who inspire and support our students in ways we will never know. Often in ways they themselves will never know. These heroes are the parents and guardians of our students and their heroism is derived from an abiding hope.  All of us who are parents (or take on the … Read More

President’s Pen: December 2013

One of our alumni will be graduating Boston College in 2014.  He just informed us of his acceptance into Teach-For-America.  He will be teaching in a challenging neighborhood in Milwaukee next school year. Another alumna attending Alleghany College was awarded a special grant to do environmental impact research in the Jungles of Peru over the summer. Yet another alumna in … Read More

December Academic News: CRSM Senior named Posse Scholar

On December 5, Senior Crystal Hurtado received excellent news: not only was she accepted to Agnes Scott College, she was also named a Posse Scholar! The Posse Foundation partners with colleges and universities across the country to support successful collegiate experiences for its Scholars. The Posse Foundation supplies mentors and on-campus coordinators to help its Scholars adapt to life on a … Read More

November Academic News: CRSM grads are prepared for work

On Nov 15, Peter Cappelli of the The Wall Street Journal warned students against focusing too narrowly during their collegiate careers and advocated for a broad, liberal arts education. His warnings arise from the changing economy and corporate trends, as well as evidence from The Chronicle of Higher Education Survey of Employers. This study found that work experience tops the attributes companies look for when evaluating … Read More

November Development News: Thank you to all those who support CRSM!

Thanks to all of the donors, Corporate Work Study Program business partners, volunteers, students, teachers, and parents who helped to make our 2012-2013 academic year such a great success! The documents below offer a comprehensive look at our recent accomplishments and all of those who make it possible. FY 2013 Annual Report FY13 Volunteers FY 2013 In-Kind Donors TwitterFacebookemailLinkedinTumblrPinterest

Achieving the Mission I: By the Numbers

Achieving the Mission: Academically 92% of the Class of 2013 was accepted into a 4-year college or university Over $10.5 million dollars in college scholarships was awarded to our graduating seniors Graduates included a Gates Millennium Scholar, Golden Apple Scholar, Horatio Alger Scholar, Loyola University Scholar and Marquette University Urban Scholar 150 students enrolled in AP courses and 37% of … Read More