‘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

President’s Pen: Grateful for our students’ generous spirits of giving

“For it is in giving that we receive.” Was St. Francis crazy or just way ahead of his time? I am more and more convinced that his faith made him prescient. Five students volunteered their time last week, staying into the evening to participate in our annual Thank-A-Thon. Each year, we pull about 150 names from our donor list and … Read More

Youth Volunteers Honored at We Day

Stephanie and Alex are among the 14 CRSM freshman who joined thousands of young people who are involved in their communities and earned their tickets to the hottest show in town: We Day Illinois. Chicago’s own superstar Jennifer Hudson, and Academy Award winner, Common, were joined by Magic Johnson, Selena Gomez and a host of celebrities in town for We … 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