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Annual Fund - 2019-2020 School Year

We often think of Lent as a time of sacrifice, of giving up things. However, this year I was inspired to give thanks rather than give up something. Today, I write to express my gratitude for:

  • our students and the sacrifices they make, juggling working in adult settings with their rigorous schoolwork;

  • the sacrifices made by our families to send their students to Christ the King;

  • the many times students have helped me see the presence of God;

  • you, and the support you give our mission.


I am blessed to be a part of our CTK community that bands together for the benefit of our students.  I am grateful for people like you who have helped ensure a Jesuit, college prep education continues to be accessible to current and future Gladiators.


Christ the King Jesuit College Prep opened 11 years ago on the West Side of Chicago, where we were - and continue to be  - needed most. Our students come from families with median incomes among the lowest in the Cristo Rey Network. Our families could not send their sons and daughters to CTK without your support.


Please support of the students of Christ the King by making a gift today. Whether you consider your contribution as part of your Lenten observation or give in honor of the sacrifices of others, I thank you.  God bless you for supporting our students at Christ the King!


Thank you for being a part of the CTK family.


Clement V. Martin

Meet Kenyon— Class of 2019, and the second in his family to attend CTK. His sister, Kenyatta graduated from CTK in 2017 and is now a student at Iowa Wesleyan College. Kenyon has worked at Winston & Strawn through the Corporate Work Study Program since his freshman year. His supervisor, Alberto, calls Kenyon “a quiet leader,“ whom he has watched grow into a confident young man. Stay tuned for more about Kenyon in the coming weeks.