Cristo Rey’s Beth Kainic Wins Award

CTCL (Colleges That Change Lives), a non-profit that supports quality post-secondary education, has named Cristo Rey St. Martin’s Beth Kainic as a recipient of The 2019 Counselors That Change Lives Award. The CTCL award recognizes the extraordinary work Ms. Beth Kainic does in her role as a college counselor who is “changing the lives of students each and every day … Read More

A Big Day for Many CRSM Seniors

Twenty-five CRSM seniors traveled to the Chicago Scholars’ Onsite Admissions Forum in Chicago on October 23rd. Again this year, McCormick Place was packed with over 1,000 students from throughout the Chicago area interviewing with 185 selective enrollment colleges and universities. The CRSM seniors at the Onsite Admissions Forum represented both CRSM’s own Knight Scholars as well as CRSM student scholars with … Read More

February Campus Ministry News: Taize Prayer Service offered for Ash Wednesday

CRSM will celebrate Ash Wednesday with a Liturgy of the Word prayer service and distribution of ashes on Wednesday, March 5, 8:15-9:15am on the second floor of the main school building.  Students leaders will preside at the service, done in the contemplative style of Taize prayer.  Families and friends are invited to join with us for prayer as we begin our Lenten journey. Taize … 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

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