- Ulises is originally from Waukegan, IL & graduated from Cristo Rey St. Martin in 2013. He attended Loyola University Chicago and graduated with a B.A. in Theatre in 2017. He's a proud SAG-AFTRA member/performer, a substitute teacher for Waukegan & Chicago public schools, a theatre arts teacher, and the Founder & Executive Director of U DA One Marketing LLC. Acting credits include films that have gone onto Hollywood premieres, National TV shows, Chicago Broadway & Chicago Regional Theatre, Voiceover work, and Print/Model work. As the sole-operator of a small business doing marketing consultancy, creative & artistic thinking is at the forefront of his everyday life. When he's not working he enjoys playing & making music, reading, listening to podcasts, catching up on tv shows, practicing yoga, journaling, and meditating.
Reinvigorate our Corporate Work Study Program
Our Corporate Work Study Program is vital to our students’ development and our school’s financial success. This past year the program was particularly impacted due to the pandemic, resulting in $1,000,000 loss in revenue. We need your support as we continue to adapt, training student workers to answer corporate needs, whether it’s remote or in-office work.
Help Counselors and Nurses Find a Way
CRSM is blessed to have a strong Counseling and Nursing staff. This year they have worked to find a way to help our students and their families cope with the serious financial, emotional and healthcare issues caused by the pandemic. Establishing protocols to keep COVID out of the building, assisting with the college application process and working to secure college scholarships are just a few of the ways they have done that. The annual cost of these services is $200,000 or $500 per student.
Provide Tuition Assistance
Family tuition payments total $500,000 annually or $1,250 per student. Though our students contribute to their tuition through their work study earnings, families are also required to pay a portion of tuition. The economic damage from the pandemic has been particularly devastating to our community. The need for your support is even greater this year.
Keeping our Students Safe and Healthy
Beginning in March 2021, more students are returning to in-person learning. While continuing all social distancing and CDC safety measures, we're also testing students for COVID at least once a week using Abbott's BinaxNOW testing, with an estimated cost of $40,000 through the end of summer school, or $2,000 per week.
Advance Learning Technology
Each student receives a Chromebook when they begin their journey at CRSM. This significant and on-going financial commitment to technology has proven to be even more crucial when developing a successful hybrid remote learning model. Each Chromebook costs $300 or $40,000 for an entire grade level of students.
You have been there for us through thick & thin, come rain or come shine.
This past year of trials & tribulations is no exception - you are truly our silver lining.
Exciting News: An anonymous donor has generously offered to match all donations up to $25,000!
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