Professional Development Day: Redefined

Where else do business executives and high school educators meet to discuss ideas that will improve students’ chances for success?  On Tuesday, January 29th, the Corporate Work Study Program organized Cristo Rey teachers and staff for a joint Professional Development Day with business partner supervisors. The agenda: explore ways to structure and support CRSM students so that they can demonstrate … Read More

Working Nine-to-Five All Summer

The success and student engagement in our Corporate Work Study Program is continuing around the calendar year, as 50 students are spending their summer invited back to work (and getting paid) by corporations, banks and non-profits throughout Lake County. “Summer work provides continuation of the work experience that students received during the school year,” said Hugo Chavez, Managing Director, Corporate … Read More

April Academic News: Schuler Program Update

Below is a recent update from Beth Pierson, School Director of Cristo Rey St. Martin’s Schuler Program. The Schuler Scholar Program (SSP) prepares students who are bright and motivated, but underserved, to succeed at the most competitive colleges and universities. Schuler Scholars are typically first-generation college-bound, come from under-resourced families and communities, and will need financial assistance in order to … Read More

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: 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

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