Support our Counselors and Nurses - The annual cost of these services is $200,000 or $500 per student. The COVID 19 pandemic has made our counselors’ and nurses’ work more important than ever. They are working long hours dealing with the health and emotional challenges our students and their families are now facing.
Bolster the Corporate Work Study Program - The cost for a team of students is $36,000 a year or $900 per week. Our innovative work study program is especially challenged this year as business partners evaluate their return to work plans. The work study program makes a college prep education possible for our students. The program also absorbs the cost of student workers for local non-profits, organizations that are lifelines to a community plagued with unemployment, poverty, hunger and homelessness.
Provide Tuition Assistance - Family tuition payments are approximately $300,000 annually or $1,600 per student. Though our students earn tuition through work study, families are also required to pay a portion of tuition. The economic damage from the pandemic is particularly devastating to disadvantaged communities; it is affecting our families’ ability to pay tuition.
Support Remote Learning - Providing computers to our freshmen will cost $40,000 or $300 per student. Each student receives a Chromebook when they begin their journey at CRSM. The pandemic forced CRSM into remote learning, making laptop computers, e-learning content and internet access mission critical.
Build the Emergency Fund - Our recent appeal raised $90,000! Thank you so much. However, with the winter months approaching we anticipate the need for an additional $100,000. These funds allow us to help CRSM families with food, rent, and send college emergency assistance to alumni in need.
Cristo Rey St. Martin is grateful for all of the support of their Business Partners. Here are a few student workers sharing where they work, what they do, and their gratitude for their supervisors and coworkers.
Tom and Mary Jane Dee
Kirkland & Ellis
Nora and Scott Murray
The Clerics of St. Viator
Kelly and Monty Corley
The Rosenbloom Family
We know that everyone was not able to attend our Elevate Festival in person and glad you are able to join us here, virtually.
The pandemic and social unrest have magnified our awareness of systemic racial inequality. Our mission…to empower young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life...is more important than ever!
Scroll down to see how your contributions will make a difference and hear from students about their work study experience.
We hope you enjoy stopping by – and thank you in advance for your generosity.