Astellas and Takeda Scientists Visit Cristo Rey

Staff from Astellas Pharma and Takeda Development Center Americas arrived at Cristo Rey St. Martin on December 12th to speak with CRSM students about careers in the medical and pharma industries. Cheryl Hudson-Jackson, Senior Director Economic Empowerment and Youth Programs for the YWCA of Lake County, brought together an impressive group of clinical researchers, physicians and directors who took time … Read More

Celebrating High Expectations at Work

“Our school could not exist without you,” President Preston Kendall told the group of about 140 local business persons who attended the Corporate Work Study appreciation gathering recently held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. “You open your office doors and welcome our students to be part of your team,” said Kendall. “You bring your values and allow our students to … Read More

Education at Work Scores High Marks

“We couldn’t exist without you,” Preston Kendall, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep president told the more than 100 Lake County business men and women who braved the record-breaking -30 degree wind chill that gripped the Chicago area Feb. 19, 2015 to gather at W. W. Grainger in Lake Forest for the school’s Mid-Year Business Partner Meeting. Thanking the crowd … Read More

CWSP Program Working Harder Than Ever

As the 2014-2015 school year begins, our Corporate Work Study Program launches a bigger and better program than ever. Consider these impressive facts: • We’ve grown to 75 full-time jobs from 43. • We’re driving 100 students a day to a demographic territory from Pleasant Prairie in Wisconsin, south to Touhy Avenue in Skokie, west to Antioch. • The retention … 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