CRSM Pop-Up Food Bank Continues to See High Level of Need

At 3:30 p.m. on a recent blistering hot Thursday, a sea of more than 800 cars snaked their way through strategically formed lines on the east side of the CRSM parking lot. For the next two-and-a-half hours, the cars filled with families, waited for President Preston Kendall to welcome and wave them ahead — four, and sometimes eight cars at … Read More

Poised to Soar: Alumna in the business of creating fun

Bursting with energy and enthusiasm, Veronica Alvarez says the first three years of college have been a real thrill ride. But, not one for the timid. Her rigorous business coursework at Marion University has put her mettle to the test. The CRSM Class of 2015 graduate says it’s well worth the hard work. Now, with one year left of college, … Read More

Students get the most out of CRSM by giving of themselves

Manny A., a freshman at CRSM, spends about two-to-three nights after school each week packing lunches, making beds, reading to younger children and serving up kindness to those who need it most. In his first four months of high school, he has accumulated 38 service hours volunteering at PADS Lake County, Roberti Community House, the Northern Illinois Food Bank and … Read More

‘Tis the season for student service

Want to know how CRSM students “holiday?” By giving back to the community. Kicking off the season of giving, almost 60 students, their siblings and CRSM staff, spent the Saturday before Thanksgiving packing children’s books for Catholic Charities to make sure area tots find gifts from Santa under their trees and sorting clothing and household items for the Salvation Army. … Read More

School Year Kicks off With Great Things

From the Mass of the Holy Spirit and the Waukegan parade of “fiestas patrias” to 50 students volunteering more than 100 hours of service during the first month of school, the wide range of on-site and off-site activities is back in full swing! Mass of the Holy Spirit We celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit to kick off the … Read More

Service Matters: Students Ignite Power of Giving Back

“Do nothing out of selfishness … Rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4 In an effort to help contribute to and connect with the true spirit of the Feast of St. Martin de Porres, students and staff rolled up their … Read More

Volunteering Matters: For Students, Service is Real

On Wednesday and Friday nights between 4:45 and 5:15 p.m. buses filled with CRSM students, teachers and staff depart from the school parking lot headed for the PADS homeless shelter, the Northern Illinois Food Bank and to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Throughout the year, students participate in service days, the Catholic Charities Christmas gift program and the #Save3livesCRSM … Read More