Freshmen Class Getting Ready

to “Go Corporate”   Freshmen finished their first week of training in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Another 2 week session is coming up in August to make sure they’re ready to go for our business partners!   There is no doubt that Cristo Rey St. Martin is a leader in work study training. Students work diligently on a wide … Read More

Putting Talent Out There: Students Stage First Play – With Help from Local Businesses

“What if?” That’s the question that teacher Elizabeth Partenach wants to move and inspire student actors and the audience of CRSM’s debut theatrical performance on March 18 and 19, 2016. “I want this play to open up a new world, to show the students the power of their performance,” says the Academic Assistance Program English teacher who is the architect … Read More

CRSM Celebrates Earth Day, Living Green

From “Living Green: Steps to Greening Your Life,” and the “Local Food: Food System Chain Game,” to “Environmental Justice In Waukegan Recycling Fashion,” and “Faith and Environmental Stewardship,” CRSM students, faculty and staff celebrated Earth Day April 2, 2015 with an afternoon of presentations and conversations focused on these green topics. The afternoon of events was planned and sponsored by … Read More

Grainger: It Takes a Mentor

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Every Thursday, Brenda, a Cristo Rey senior, scours through customer requests for parts – motors, fasteners, tools and safety supplies, and organizes … 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

Winter Holiday Break = Work for Students

Thirty-one students were hired by our Corporate Work Study Program partners to work throughout the Christmas break. That is a significant increase compared to last year when 10 students were hired and “demonstrates the vital role and value our students have at the companies they work for,” said Hugo Chavez, Managing Director for the program. At W.W. Grainger in Lake … Read More