It’s Our Birthday: Gala Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

We celebrated our 10th anniversary on Nov. 15 at the second annual ‘el-ə-vāt Gala. The event marked a significant fundraising effort for our efforts, raising over $235,000 to help provide a college prep education to teens whose families are struggling to make a living against serious financial pressures in the economically challenged neighborhoods of Waukegan and North Chicago. In this northern Illinois community, … Read More

September President’s Pen: The Impact of Mentors

The New York Times ran a recent Thomas Friedman Op-ed piece called, “It Takes A Mentor,” where he discusses new research from Gallup about the “things that happen at a college or technical school that, more than anything else, produce ‘engaged’ employees on a fulfilling career track.” Two things emerged as being most important: 1. Successful students had teachers or mentors who … Read More

Preston Kendall Receives Award from Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Submittted by Christine Curran, Regional Director, Ignatian Volunteer Corps Chicago Chapter.  Photo by Steve Donisch.   Each spring, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps Chicago Chapter hosts an “Evening of Gratitude” to celebrate individuals and organizations which partner with the IVC Chicago and make exceptional contributions to the community. The 2014 Evening of Gratitude, held on Saturday, April 26, was hosted at the … Read More

February CWSP News: Discover Financial Services hosts CWSP Breakfast Seminar

On Wednesday, February 12, Discover Financial Services and Walgreen Co. hosted a Breakfast Seminar on the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program.  Roger Hochschild, President and COO of Discover, and Kelly McNamara Corley, EVP and General Counsel of Discover, welcomed over 50 guests to hear from featured speaker Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreen Co. and author of A … Read More