Dear Cristo Rey Alumni,
I hope you are all having a safe and eventful summer. My name is Daisy Castillo and began my journey at Cristo Rey Jesuit last summer as a College Counselor until recently transitioning to the Manager of Alumni Support.
I am very excited to serve and work with you all as we continue to enhance our alumni engagement through social events, campus visits, communication platforms, Alumni Spotlights, and more.
I look forward to working and connecting with you all soon.
Daisy Castillo, M.Ed.
Manager of Alumni Support
Joanna Mena '16
Joanna has been working with CR's College Counseling Department for the last two years in service to the school as a Jesuit Volunteer. She now joins the staff of Cristo Rey as a full-time employee. Read Joanna's story.
Elizabeth Nieto '14
Elizabeth 'Liz' Nieto supported Cristo Rey's College Counseling Department during her time as a Jesuit Volunteer, and is continuing her career at a nonprofit helping students to and through college.
Learn more about Elizabeth.
Summer Bridge for Freshmen
Last week, we welcomed 154 freshmen to campus for a three-week Summer Bridge to prepare for their Cristo Rey experience. Eleven alumni volunteered their time to help teach classes, lead workplace trainings, and share their experiences with the Class of 2026. Learn more.
Alumni Working at CR
As the first Cristo Rey alumni to mark 10 years as an employee of the school, English teacher Rex Ovalle '08 reflects on what it means to have alumni working at Cristo Rey to help prepare the next generation of Cristeros for college and career. Read full story.
The Corporate Work Study Program honored 131 seniors and their supervisors at the CWSP Senior
Luncheon this spring. Many supervisors came to celebrate their senior workers, including several alumni who supervise Cristo Rey students at their companies. Read story.
Cristo Rey's ¡VIVA! event returned in May as a resounding success. The room was filled with supporters, job partners, and most significantly, our alumni, who made up over 10% of attendees! Guests were entertained by CR's Ballet Folklorico group, and alum Martin Arredondo '12, aka DJ Mayhem. View ¡VIVA! photos
Join us TOMORROW! Catch up with CR and learn how you can boost the CWSP through your own connections. Hosted by the John Buck Company, Guillermo Cruz '03 of Aon Corporation, and president Antonio Ortiz. Drinks and apps will be served on the rooftop of the CNA building. All alumni and friends are welcome! Register to attend.
Join Cristo Rey for Hispanic Heritage Night at the Chicago White Sox game on Friday, September 23 at the 2nd annual Cristo Rey Night at Guaranteed Rate Field! All students, families, alumni, partners, faculty, staff, and friends are invited. The first 500 fans to purchase tickets receive an exclusive co-branded Cristo Rey Sox hat, and the game ends with fireworks! Purchase tickets now and follow Cristo Rey for more event updates. Thank you to Wintrust for their support of this event.
ALUMNI FOR CWSP JOBS: You can help Cristo Rey create more jobs for our current Cristeros! Led by Guillermo Cruz '03 (Aon), alumni who work for participating and prospective CWSP job partners are launching a concerted effort to enhance existing programs, as well as solicit new companies. Get your company involved today - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and join us for an Alumni for Jobs Forum and Social TOMORROW night! Details below.
VOLUNTEER FOR SUMMER BRIDGE: We are looking for volunteers to teach Corporate Work Study Summer Business Training courses for incoming freshmen during a three-week Bridge program this month. Learn more and sign up to volunteer.
CONNECT WITH CRISTO REY
- LinkedIn: Join Cristo Rey's Alumni Group on LinkedIn and connect with your fellow alumni!
- Alumni Spotlights: If you would like to share your story with us for an Alumni Spotlight, or nominate a fellow CR alum, please let us know!
- Cristo Rey is hiring: Check out our career opportunities.
UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS
Monday, August 22: First Day of Classes
Wednesday, August 24: Mass of the Holy Spirit
September 30: Cristo Rey 4th Annual Giving Day
Check out Cristo Rey's full calendar for more events.