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Alumni Resources

Our goal is to support our alumni well-beyond graduation, by helping them navigate college, career, and more. Alumni resources include:

College Support

College advising and counseling such as

  • Academic: Course and major selection, academic preparedness workshops, alternatives to college programs, transferring (community college to college) and graduate school
  • Financial Aid: Assistance in completing FAFSA, loan support, and financial assistance through our College Retention Emergency Fund
  • Social Emotional Support: Difficulty with college transition/identity or locating resources

Giving Back

Your memories of Cristo Rey might include: amazing teachers, the opportunity to gain professional work experience, the chance to deepen your faith, and more. Consider giving back to the community that helped to shape who you have become.

Volunteer, Get Involved, or Donate

  • Extracurricular, Athletics, and Event Volunteers: We are always looking for alumni to help at our various events during the year.
  • Leadership Advisory Council (LAC): The LAC are ambassadors for the Cristo Rey mission through fundraising, spreading our mission, helping with events, and mentorship opportunities.
  • Donate: Please consider making a financial contribution to Cristo Rey to help students, who sit where you once did, to have the educational opportunities that will help them throughout and beyond high school.

Career Resouces

LinkedIn
Please look at our internship and job board on our LinkedIn Group, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Chicago Alumni.

Do not have a LinkedIn profile? Sign up! LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows you to build a community of professional connections and allows you to show your education and employment history.

YearUp
Year Up is a job training program for young adults between the ages of 18-24 who have not obtained a bachelor’s degree. For more information, please visit http://www.yearup.org.

LaSalle Network

College Retention Fund

The College Retention Emergency Fund is a last resort funding source for Cristo Rey alumni. The fund is for students who, without the emergency financial support would be at risk of discontinuing their studies. Alumni can apply for a maximum lifetime award of up to $2,500 ($1,250 for 2-year schools or a summer term). Awards are made on a case-by-case basis and may require an interview.
Qualifications:
  • Must be a Cristo Rey alumni pursuing either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • Must have a minimum cumulate GPA of a 2.5 or higher
  • Experienced some unexpected change in financial aid that places alum at risk of continuing in their degree program.
  • Must be willing to volunteer at Cristo Rey upon being a recipient of the College Retention Emergency Fund

Mentoring

The Cristo Rey Alumni Mentoring Program gives alumni the opportunity to either receive a mentor or serve as a mentor to fellow alumni who need guidance in their transition to college or career. Please see the details and expectations below.

Career Mentoring:The purpose of this program is to help transition alumni to their career. Interested mentees should be Cristo Rey alumni that are juniors or seniors in college, recent college graduates, or those looking to start a new career. Interested mentors should have at least 3-5 years of work experience in their career field. We are currently accepting mentors and mentees on a rolling basis. Please fill out the form and you will be contacted shortly.

College Mentoring: The purpose of this program is ease the transition graduating seniors and recent alumni to college. Mentors can be alumni that are already students at those schools or graduates of those colleges. We are currently in need of mentors. Please fill out the form and you will be contacted soon.

    Elizabeth Galka

    Director of College Support & Alumni Relations