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:

  • 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
  • Gewalt Hamilton Associates
  • JGMA
  • Joel Kennedy Construction Corporation
  • L. Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal
  • A Safe Place
  • Beacon Place
  • Catholic Charities of Lake County
  • GiGi’s Playhouse
  • Gorton Community Center
  • Mano a Mano
  • North Chicago Community Partners
  • Roberti Community House
  • YouthBuild Lake County
  • The Advanced Group
  • Barilla North America
  • Classic Toyota and Kia
  • Good Foods Group
  • La Mesita de Martin
  • Pasquesi Home and Garden
  • Rust-Oleum Corporation
  • US Foods
  • Woodland Foods
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Learn 6
  • Learn 9
  • Learn 10
  • Lions Math and Science Christian Academy
  • Our Lady of Humility School
  • Our Lord’s Little Ones
  • Prairie Crossing Charter School
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • School of St. Mary
  • St. Anastasia School
  • St. Athanasius School
  • Twain Elementary School
  • Whitman Elementary School
  • St. Dismas Church
  • Most Blessed Trinity Parish
  • Society of the Divine Word
  • University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
  • The ABIS Group
  • CDW
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Lake County Press
  • Snap-on Credit
  • Underwriters Laboratories, LLC (UL LLC)


  • 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
  • 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
  • First Insurance Funding Corporation
  • CF Industries
  • EMCO Chemical
  • Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
  • MacLean-Fogg Company
  • Stepan Company
  • W.W. Grainger
  • The Art Center Highland Park
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Evanston Art Center
  • Kohl Children’s Museum
  • Lake Bluff History Museum
  • Ragdale Foundation

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
Phone: 847-714-3343

Giselle Baca

CWSP Coordinator
Phone: 224-637-9563

Lori Bell

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

Marcelino Hernandez

CWSP Transportation Coordinator
Phone: 847-344-7273

Brisel Jiménez

CWSP Coordinator
Phone: 847-445-1673

Mari-Lou Menezes

IVC Volunteer

Keith Schoeneberger

IVC Volunteer

Brian Weinberg

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


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