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Ways to Help

Graduating student friends
Thank you for your interest in Christ the King Jesuit College Prep! 

CTK is a Jesuit college prep school in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago serving students from families with limited economic means. As a member of the Cristo Rey Network, our students work one day a week to help pay for a significant position of the cost of their education. 

CTK at a glance: 
  • 358 students; 800 alumni
  • 95% Black; 5% Hispanic/Latino
  • $26,861 Median Family Income, 5 person household, Class of 2024 
  • 100% College Acceptance, 12 consecutive graduating classes
  • $12.1 Million Earned in College Scholarships & Grants, Class of 2023
  • 85,000+ Student Community Service Hours since 2008




There are many ways to help make a difference for our students and their families. Volunteer, mentor, hire, or coach our students and alumni. As a young school with few alumni, your involvement makes a huge difference in our students' lives. Below are a few ways you can get involved at CTK. Thank you for helping our students to achieve their dreams!


#1 Hire a Team of Students 
CWSP student worker Hire a team of students to work in entry level roles at your company. Our unique
Corporate Work Study Program allows students to gain valuable experience and self-confidence by working in a corporate setting 5 days a month. Importantly, it funds the majority of their college prep education. We need one job for every 4 students enrolled at CTK. More jobs are needed for the current school year. To learn more, contact Tara Sullivan at 773.413.3544 or [email protected].

#2 Volunteer at Career Day
Career DayShare your perspective on what it takes to succeed in the workplace or get started in your field. At a CTK Career Day, you will engage in conversations with and advise our students. To find out more or sign up for our next Career Day, contact Ashley Joyner at 773.261.7505 x279 or [email protected].


Aux Board#3 Join our Auxiliary Board or Event Committee
Champion and support CTK as a member of one of our boards. Our Auxiliary Board, comprised of young professionals, orchestrates and hosts our annual RISE UP fundraiser. Board members also help by volunteering and by acting as ambassadors for the school. To find out more, contact Maureen Kelly at 773.413.3509 or [email protected]


Alumni#4 Mentor a CTK Alum
Provide advice and direction to one of our growing number of alums. Our alumni would benefit greatly from the mentorship of college educated, professional role models, whether it be over coffee, a phone call, or a meeting at your office. To find out more, contact Maureen Kelly at 773.413.3509 or [email protected].


#5 Help our CWSP Team Provide Professional Development TrainingSBT
Volunteers play a key role in developing our students professionally for the workplace. Help prepare our incoming freshmen for work during our 2-week summer business training program (weeks of 7/17 & 7/24).  Other professional development opportunities are available throughout the school year including conducting workshops, Excel training, or coaching or mentoring to our students. If interested, contact Daniel Zundel at 773.413.3532, or [email protected].


#6 Become a Jesuit VolunteerCWSP students
Looking to serve after college? Christ the King Jesuit College Prep is accepting applications from current seniors or recent college graduates to participate in our 22-month Jesuit Volunteer Program. JVs serve in critical roles at CTK allowing for personal and professional development, while helping to mentor and guide students from Chicago’s West Side in their pursuit of a safe, faith-based, college prep education. If you are interested in making a real difference working in an innovative educational environment. To learn more, contact Fr. Joshua Peters, S.J. at [email protected] or click HERE.


Your gift to CTK will immediately help to provide a safe, Catholic, college prep education for our students. There are many ways to give, and each gift will be designated as directed, please see a few of the giving options below. For more information about supporting CTK, please contact Maureen Kelly, VP of Advancement at [email protected] or 773,413,3509.

CTK is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our federal tax ID# is 26-0556958.

We are seeking Guardians of Gladiators monthly supporters to help underwrite CTK’s operational costs, like purchasing Chromebooks, providing instructional materials or scholarships for students, and maintaining our fleet of vehicles for the Corporate Work Study Program.Make a sustainable impact by committing to an automatic donation of at least $20.08 (our school’s founding year) per month. To learn more, Click Here.

Many companies have programs that match the charitable contributions made by their employees. You may be able to double or triple the impact of your support to CK with a matching gift. Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer. Contact your HR department.

Make a gift online today, it's safe, secure, and easy. Thank you!

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