Our Business Partners

CRSM students work in a variety of businesses and across multiple departments. Here is a listing of our Business Partners organized by industry:

BANKING
  • Baxter Credit Union
  • Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, A Wintrust Community Bank
  • Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, A Wintrust Community Bank
  • Northbrook Bank & Trust, A Wintrust Community Bank
  • State Bank of the Lakes, A Wintrust Community Bank
CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & DESIGN
  • Gewalt Hamilton Associates
  • JGMA
  • Joel Kennedy Construction Corporation
  • L. Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
  • A Safe Place
  • Beacon Place
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lake County
  • Catholic Charities of Lake County
  • GiGi’s Playhouse
  • Gorton Community Center
  • Mano a Mano
  • North Chicago Community Partners
  • Roberti Community House
  • YouthBuild Lake County
CONSULTING & STAFFING
  • The Advanced Group
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
  • Barilla North America
  • Classic Toyota and Kia
  • Good Foods Group
  • La Mesita de Martin
  • Pasquesi Home and Garden
  • Rust-Oleum Corporation
  • US Foods
EDUCATION
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Learn 6
  • Learn 9
  • Learn 10
  • Lions Math and Science Christian Academy
  • Our Lady of Humility School
  • Prairie Crossing Charter School
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • School of St. Mary
  • St. Anastasia School
  • Twain Elementary School
FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS
  • Most Blessed Trinity Parish
  • Society of the Divine Word
FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES
  • The ABIS Group
  • CDW
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Snap-on Credit
  • Underwriters Laboratories, LLC (UL LLC)
GOVERNMENT
  • City of Waukegan
  • Lake County Division of Transportation
  • Lake County Department of Public Works
  • Lake County Recorder of Deeds
  • Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District
  • Waukegan Housing Authority
HEALTHCARE
  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Antylia Scientific
  • Baxter
  • CVS Health
  • Hollister Incorporated
  • Milwaukee Avenue Eye Center
  • North Branch Dermatology
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Walgreens
INSURANCE
  • First Insurance Funding Corporation
MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION
  • EMCO Chemical
  • Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
  • MacLean-Fogg Company
  • Stepan Company
  • W.W. Grainger
MUSEUMS & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • The Art Center Highland Park
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Evanston Art Center
  • Kohl Children’s Museum
  • Lake Bluff History Museum
  • Ragdale Foundation
NONPROFIT SPONSORSHIP PARTNERS

The following partners sponsor student workers at area nonprofits:

  • Anonymous
  • Fred J. Brunner Foundation
  • Discover Brighter Futures Fund
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation
  • George R. Kendall Foundation
  • The George P. Kendall, Jr. and Mary Ann Charitable Foundation, Ltd.
  • Gorter Family Foundation
  • Illinois Tool Works Foundation
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • John and Kathleen Schreiber
  • Steans Family Foundation
  • Union Pacific Foundation

Cora Buckner, Abbott Talent Acquisition, Abbott Laboratories

“We are a proud long-term supporter of the Cristo Rey Work Study Program because it works. Cristo Rey prepares their high school students for the world of work at an early age, while promoting academic excellence. Over the many years we have been associated with the program, we have seen students grow from shy freshmen who are curious about the corporate world to confident, determined seniors who contribute greatly to their assigned projects and tasks.” 

Terry Brady , President , Underwriters Laboratories

“I support Cristo Rey because it works. Supervisors report that these students are professional, serious and focused. Not only are we making a huge difference in their lives, but their presence in our workplace is making a remarkable effect on every supervisor and every department in which they are placed.”

 

Chuck Greener, Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs Walgreens Boots Alliance

“We have been proud to be part of the Cristo Rey St. Martin Corporate Work Study Program for over 10 years. We have seen many remarkable students during that time who have consistently exceeded our expectations and made important contributions to our organization. At the same time. this has provided a growth opportunity for our team members as they have a chance to learn and grow as mentors of these young people. This truly is a program that works all the way around, for the students, for us and for our community.”

Liz Peters, Executive Assistant, AON

“William (CRSM Junior) excels in whatever task he’s given. His attitude is top notch. He’s professional and friendly to all and looks you in the eye when he’s speaking with you. This shows total maturity. He’s not afraid to try something new and ensures his work is done well. His attention to detail is spot on. I couldn’t be more pleased.” 

Keith Fisher,Production & Distribution Planning, Barilla America, Inc.

“Camille (CRSM Freshman) is very high-tech savvy and handles reporting very well. She has not backed down from difficult Excel functions and utilizing online business intelligence reports from SAP. Her coachability is also a key strength. She has no problem receiving feedback on how she could do a report differently or improve and shows immediate response to implement. Well done Camille.” 

 

CWSP Staff

Tom Arens

CWSP Coordinator
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Phone: 847-714-3343

Giselle Baca

CWSP Coordinator
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Phone: 224-637-9563

Lori Bell

CWSP Coordinator | Operations Lead
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Phone: 847-477-2601 ext. 182

Marcelino Hernandez

CWSP Transportation Coordinator
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Phone: 847-344-7273

Brisel Jiménez

CWSP Coordinator
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Phone: 847-445-1673

Mari-Lou Menezes

IVC Volunteer
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Keith Schoeneberger

IVC Volunteer
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Brian Weinberg

Director, Corporate Work Study Program
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Phone: 224-219-9724 ext. 254

CWSP News

Corporate Work Study Program Returns to Full Speed

Corporate Work Study Program Returns to Full Speed

Modeling CRSM’s strategic plan to “Survive, Revive and Thrive,” the CRSM Corporate Work Study Program hit the ground running this school year. Almost all the 407 students with business and nonprofit partners. Freshmen spent the last week boarding vans to banks,...

Business Professionals Help Students Explore Career Pathways

Business Professionals Help Students Explore Career Pathways

Forty local business professionals spent the evening of May 17th at CRSM discussing and demonstrating their career journeys with 100 sophomores and seniors. The goal was to help students explore future careers and prepare to seize tomorrow’s opportunities. From...

Work-Study Program Spotlights Mid-Year Milestones

Work-Study Program Spotlights Mid-Year Milestones

On Wednesday, February 25th, the Corporate Work Study Program met virtually with its 80 business partners. Participants gathered in round-table discussions meant to maximize the benefits to the companies, managers, student supervisors and Cristo Rey students. Brian...