More Than a Job
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More Than a Job
Your Chance  |  Your Choice  |  Your Future

Partners

Partners

Partners


A Knock At Midnight

400 W 76th St Suite 206, Chicago, IL 60620

A Knock At Midnight

400 W 76th St Suite 206, Chicago, IL 60620

Our services this summer will include the following programs Coding, Infrastructure,  and our Plus program. Our coding program teaches student how to  build portfolio with a web application to showcase there newfound knowledge, and our plus program we will be partnering with Walgreen and Marshall to place students to gain customer service skills, inventory,and apparel display.

Employment Sectors: Customer Service; Office Work; Outdoors

Geographies Served: Southside of Chicago


A Safe Haven

2750 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

A Safe Haven

2750 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

During your 6-week journey, A Safe Haven’s priority is to enrich your experience by helping to maximize your employability, networking and leadership potential while you earn. You will be nurtured within a safe environment while offered: STEAM learning opportunities; employment in various sectors-customer service, culinary, day camp counselors; a chance to meet fellow Chicagoans as well as people from all over the world; and seminars designed to help you handle money wisely.

Employment Sectors: Culinary; Customer Service; Day Camp; Education; Office Work; Outdoors; Retail; Technology/Coding

Geographies Served: Souoth and Westside


Alternatives Inc.

4730 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

Alternatives Inc.

4730 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

Promote the opportunities available to youth.

Employment Sectors: Day Camp; Technology/Coding; Restorative Justice Training

Geographies Served: Serving the Northside of Chicago


Asian Human Services

4820 N Broadway Ave 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640

Asian Human Services

4820 N Broadway Ave 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640

Asian Human Services will be partnering with DFSS to take part in the One Summer Chicago initiative to provide employment opportunities for the Youth of Chicago. The goal of this program is to increase youth engagement in the workforce and in their communities during the off-school summer season. Our mission is to support, encourage, and prepare individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency and an improved overall quality of life.  The ERC staff focuses on providing assistance that will lead our customers to finding sustainable career opportunities and managing their finances responsibly.

Employment Sectors: Customer Service; Day Camp; Education; Heath Care; Office Work; Retail

Geographies Served: Uptown and Northside of Chicago


ASPIRA of Illinois

2989 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

ASPIRA of Illinois

2989 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Youth working with ASPIRA will be placed within ASPIRA schools to learn about jobs in tech, urban agriculture, photography and digital media, and placed in neighborhood businesses around the Avondale and Logan Square Neighborhoods.

Employment Sectors: Art; Civic Engagement; Digital Media; Education; Logistics; Marketing; Media; Office Work; Outdoors

Geographies Served: Northwest Side of Chicago


Breakthrough

3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

Breakthrough

3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

Teens will learn entrepreneurship and design skills as they work with vinyl heat transfer to create customized t-shirts, bags, and other items.  Additionally, teens will gain financially literacy skills and earn badges through the LRNG curriculum.

Employment Sectors: Art; Customer Service; Digital Media; Retail

Geographies Served: East and West Garfield Park


Bright Star Community Outreach

333 E 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616

Bright Star Community Outreach

333 E 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616

Bright Star Community Outreach is hosting summer internship opportunities for Youth through our One Summer Chicago Plus, Summer Youth Employment Program, and Chicagobility cohorts.

Employment Sectors: Civic Engagement; Government; Heath Care; Media; Office Work; Retail; Advocacy and Property Management

Geographies Served: Greater Bronzeville Chicago


Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

4477 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

4477 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632

Calling all young people who are interested in working with the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council. We do our best to place you at a job of your preference varying from banks, schools, and other non-profits. You will also receive training every week. Training covers resume building , interviewing skills, post-secondary options, and other topics that are of interest to you.

Employment Sectors: Civic Engagement; Customer Service; Day Camp; Education; Office Work

Geographies Served: Southwest Side of Chicago


BUILD inc.

5100 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60644

BUILD inc.

5100 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60644

BUILD's OSC Plus program serves youth ages 16-21 and offers employment experiences with The American Red Cross, Computer Coding for All, Community Gardening, Art and Multimedia Design, Summer Camp Support, and Nonprofit Administrative support. Youth may complete an online application Monday's and Friday's between the hours of 3pm and 6pm.

Employment Sectors: Art; Day Camp; Digital Media; Media; Outdoors; Urban Gardening; Public Safety

Geographies Served: Serving West and Southside Chicago


Catholic Charities of Chicago

6202 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60620

Catholic Charities of Chicago

6202 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60620

Catholic Charities of Chicago provides youth between the ages of 16-24 with meaningful work experiences. We are looking for young adults who; have a positive attitude, eagerness to learn, critical thinking and professional communication skills.Our agency offers summer employment in the following industries; social services, public service, business administration, computer coding, and retail. Join today!

Employment Sectors: Counselor; Customer Service; Day Camp; Education; Government; Heath Care; Office Work; Retail; Legal/Policy; Technology/Coding

Geographies Served: South and Westside of Chicago


Centers For New Horizons

4305A S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653

Centers For New Horizons

4305A S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653

Offers summer programs for youth ages 14-21 years old. Chicagobility 14-15 year olds will be involved in service projects; recreation activities for our youth to map Bronzeville and participate in pop up fitness actives each day.  The One Summer Chicago Plus - 16-21 yrs. provides on the site job training and shadowing . Youth will receive training and placed at a work site based on their interest and skill set. Youth also receive financial literacy, mentoring.

Employment Sectors: Customer Service; Office Work; Outdoors; Retail

Geographies Served: South Side Chicago; Bronzeville; Englewwod


Central States SER

3948 W 26th St Suite 213, Chicago, IL 60623

Central States SER

3948 W 26th St Suite 213, Chicago, IL 60623

SER will be hosting the One Summer Chicago program connecting youth to a successful future with a summer job. SER intends to enroll 233 youth participants and placed them at various worksites for 6 weeks where they will be practicing workforce engagement skills on the job, completing energizing warm-ups and trust building exercises. Participants will also be participating in civic engagement projects and job readiness workshops.

Employment Sectors: Art; Civic Engagement; Customer Service; Education; Marketing; Media; Office Work; Outdoors; Technology/Coding

Geographies Served: South Lawndale; North Lawndale; and Lower West Side


Chicago Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program

3508 W Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

Chicago Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program

3508 W Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

Chicago-Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program's collaboration with One Summer Chicago is dedicated to providing youth with skills, opportunities and life changing experiences. LAMP places youth in various agencies throughout Chicago. Employment opportunities and placement are based on youth experiences and interest.  They will be able to choose from many sectors to include customer service, childcare, art, gardening, custodial, education, office work, digital media and community outreach.

Employment Sectors: Art; Customer Service; Day Camp; Digital Media; Education; Office Work; Outdoors; Urban Gardening

Geographies Served: North Lawndale


Chicago Urban League

4510 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

Chicago Urban League

4510 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

The Chicago Urban League's Summer Youth Employment Program will provide youth and young adults ages 16-24 with meaningful work experience. Participants will gain marketable skills, shadow experienced professionals and get hands on training in the workplace. Positions include customer service, radio broadcasting, application development and so much more!

Employment Sectors: Customer Service; Day Camp; Digital Media; Marketing; Office Work; Retail; Legal/Policy; Technology/Coding

Geographies Served: South and Westside Chicago


Chicago West Community Music Center

100 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

Chicago West Community Music Center

100 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

Participants will learn about the Stax record label, an American originally based in Memphis, Tennessee. Students will learn about the artists who recorded there, the music & the history of Stax. Performances will include singing and playing the music of Stax record artists.

Employment Sectors: Music

Geographies Served: Serving all Chicago


Claretian Associates

9108 S Brandon Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

Claretian Associates

9108 S Brandon Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

The UNITY Squad is a leadership and development program. The program focuses on  four core Curriculum; Leadership, trauma informed, civic engagement and work force development.

Employment Sectors: Civic Engagement; Education

Geographies Served: South Chicago


Community Assistance Programs

11717 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628

Community Assistance Programs

11717 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628

Youth ages 16-24 years old unemployed or court-involved, reside in the City of Chicago and interested in summer employment opportunities can call now 773-568-1782 to reserve a slot for Orientation.

Employment Sectors: Construction; Culinary; Customer Service; Day Camp; Digital Media; Education; Government; Heath Care; Logistics; Marketing; Media; Office Work; Outdoors; Retail; Maintenance

Geographies Served: Serving the Chicagoland areas


Free Spirit Media

906 S Homan Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

Free Spirit Media

906 S Homan Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

Under Free Spirit Media's Industry Pathways program, Flash Forward interns and fellows receive opportunities to gain hands on experience and exposure in the media, film and television industry or in the classroom as crew leaders in Free Spirit Media’s youth summer journalism and broadcast programs. Opportunities are available for young creatives ages 16-24 with a passion for media production or journalism. For more info about our program, connect with us on social media @Inpathways.

Employment Sectors: Art; Digital Media; Education; Media

Geographies Served: Chicago's Southside and Westside


Gary Comer Youth Center

7200 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60619

Gary Comer Youth Center

7200 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60619

GCYC Summer programming includes: 1) Plant seeds of learning in our urban farm or rooftop garden. Learn about the environment and explore green careers. 2) Civic engagement programs teach skills that will help members accomplish goals and experiences aimed at developing their best self.3) Youth will support our summer camp by assisting our enrichment programs/activities including sports & fitness, leadership development, arts, technology, music, culinary and more.

Employment Sectors: Civic Engagement; Day Camp; Urban Gardening

Geographies Served: South Side


Heartland Human Care Services

5715 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Heartland Human Care Services

5715 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

We will be offering several workspaces in the South and West sides of Chicago. Each will be mainly focused on education (ESL instruction, tutoring, camp counseling).

Employment Sectors: Education; Counselor; Culinary; Customer Service; Day Camp; Government; Media; Office Work; Outdoors; Retail; Web Design

Geographies Served: South and Westside Chicago


Kingdom Community, Inc.

5151 W Madison Ave, Chicago, IL 60644

Kingdom Community, Inc.

5151 W Madison Ave, Chicago, IL 60644

Kingdom Provides Life Skills, Job Readiness Fantastic Friday Groups Drop The Mic, Dance, Drama , Rap , Field trips and Great Youth Speakers.

Employment Sectors: Art; Civic Engagement; Counselor; Culinary; Customer Service; Day Camp; Education; Government; Media; Office Work; Outdoors; Retail; Web Design

Geographies Served: Westside


Kuumba Lynx

900 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Kuumba Lynx

900 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Youth on Youth is an 8 week arts and literacy program where an inter-generational group of youth meet 6-8 hrs a day to critically engage with our world through a social justice based curriculum and gain art making expertise (3 hours of academic focused work and 3 hours of art making daily). YOY begins with a 2 week pedagogy and social justice oriented training for the 15+ college young adult facilitators (and some older high school students).

Employment Sectors: Art; Civic Engagement; Education; Media; Hip Hop Pedagogy; Urban Performance Theater

Geographies Served: All areas of Chicago are welcome


Le Penseur Youth & Family Services

8550 S Manistee Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

Le Penseur Youth & Family Services

8550 S Manistee Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

Le Penseur provides placements in various employment sectors. The program for the 14 and 15 year olds will be involved in Community Awareness Projects.

Employment Sectors: Art; Civic Engagement; Culinary; Day Camp; Digital Media; Education; Government; Health Care; Logistics; Media; Office Work; Retail; Legal/Policy; Web Design

Geographies Served: Auburn Gresham; Morgan Park; Pullman; Roseland; South Chicago; South Shore


Lawrence Hall

2245 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649

Lawrence Hall

2245 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649

If you're 14 or 15, come to Lawrence Hall to learn the exciting art of film making! For those 16 or older, you will be matched with an employer according to your interests and skills. 

Employment Sectors: Customer Service; Education; Office Work; Outdoors; Retail

Geographies Served: South and North Chicago


Leave No Veteran Behind

6130 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60636

Leave No Veteran Behind

6130 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60636

Promote the opportunities available to youth.

Employment Sectors: Civic Engagement; Safety & Community Resilience

Geographies Served: Englewood


Metropolitan Familly Services Calumet

235 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628

Metropolitan Familly Services Calumet

235 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628

Our summer program will offer work experiences through community and corporate partnership.  OSC participants will have the opportunity to work as community organizers, community service aides, peer tutors,  media personnel, day camp attendances, and in the field of urban agriculture.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to work in retail, childcare, and education.

Employment Sectors: Civic Engagement; Construction; Customer Service; Day Camp; Digital Media; Education; Media; Office Work; Retail; Urban Gardening

Geographies Served: Greater Roseland and Surrounding Communities


Mikva Challenge

200 S Michigan Ave Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60604

Mikva Challenge

200 S Michigan Ave Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60604

Work with other youth from across Chicago to develop policies and programs to better improve their experiences with education, health, housing, juvenile justice, and safety. Work with local elected officials on how youth can help put together policy and programs in government.

Employment Sectors: Civic Engagement

Geographies Served: All of Chicago


Options for Youth

5234 S Blackstone Ave Suite H, Chicago, IL 60615

Options for Youth

5234 S Blackstone Ave Suite H, Chicago, IL 60615

Options for Youth provides meaningful work experience in the field of health education for youth ages 16 – 20 in OSC+ and project-based learning for youth ages 14-15 in Chicagobility. In OSC + you will gain knowledge of personal and community health issues; communication and presentation skills; and exposure to a range of professions. In Chicagobility you will explore your relationship to your community through a collaborative artistic project.

Employment Sectors: Art; Civic Engagement; Health Education

Geographies Served: Westside Chicago


Phalanx Family Services

837 W 119th St, Chicago, IL 60643

Phalanx Family Services

837 W 119th St, Chicago, IL 60643

Phalanx Family Services offers an array of summer exposures for youth ages 14-24.  Youth ages 14-15 years old will earn and learn, participating in project based learning experiences.  Project areas include Urban Gardening, Digital Media, Civic Engagement, Art, and Go Green Environment Preservation. Youth ages 16 years and up will have the opportunity to work in areas customer services, retail, Day Care/Camp, technology/coding, and food services.

Employment Sectors: Art; Civic Engagement; Customer Service; Day Camp; Digital Media; Heath Care; Retail; Technology/Coding; Urban Gardening

Geographies Served: South and South Far South Side


SGA Youth & Family Services

235 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628

SGA Youth & Family Services

235 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628

Promote the opportunities available to youth.

Employment Sectors: Art; Day Camp; Education; Logistics; Marketing; Office Work

Geographies Served: Belmont Cragin; Lower West Side; South Lawndale; West Side


Sinai Community Institute

2653 W Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Sinai Community Institute

2653 W Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

The Sinai Community Institute Summer Youth Program provides structured, age appropriate employment opportunities for youth (16-21 years old) that develop their social, workplace etiquette and problem solving skills; and helps build self-confidence, responsibility, awareness, and a sense of safety and belonging. Youth will develop skills in Teamwork and Mentoring by working as Camp Counselors. Youth will also develop Administrative skills such as Data Entry, Answering Phones and Filing.

Employment Sectors: Day Camp; Office Work

Geographies Served: Serving Westside of Chicago


St. Sabina Employment Resource Center

7825 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60620

St. Sabina Employment Resource Center

7825 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60620

Our mission is to support, encourage, and prepare individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency and an improved overall quality of life.  The ERC staff focuses on providing assistance that will lead our customers to finding sustainable career opportunities and managing their finances responsibly.

Employment Sectors: Culinary; Customer Service; Day Camp; Government; Marketing; Office Work; Outdoors; Retail; Legal/Policy

Geographies Served: Auburn-Gresham and Englewood Communities


UCAN

5420 W Roosevelt Rd Suite 314, Chicago, IL 60644

UCAN

5420 W Roosevelt Rd Suite 314, Chicago, IL 60644

UCAN will provide meaningful summer employment opportunities to Chicago's youth through its 2019 One Summer Chicago PLUS (OSC+) program which will serve youth ages 16-21. Our 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), will provide youth ages 16-24 with meaningful work experiences or an opportunity to explore the world of finance through participation in our Investment Program. Youth will also follow a weekly education and learning plan which will incorporate job readiness training.

Employment Sectors: Civic Engagement; Culinary; Customer Service; Day Camp; Digital Media; Education; Government; Media; Office Work; Retail

Geographies Served: South and Westside of Chicago


Westside Health Authority

5437 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60651

Westside Health Authority

5437 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60651

We have 38 businesses from the Austin community waiting for your help this summer.  Rush Medical, Restaurants, Summer Camps, Day Cares and Infrastructure work, which is working outside painting Viaducts, cleaning up boulevards etc: and learning how to develop computer Coding and working in a print shop.We also have Chicagobility for 14 & 15 year olds. A summer program with stipends to help keep our youth off the streets.

Employment Sectors: Art; Customer Service; Day Camp; Heath Care; Media; Office Work; Technology/Coding; Urban Gardening

Geographies Served: Westside/Austin Community


Youth Advocate Programs

1111 E 87th St Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60619

Youth Advocate Programs

1111 E 87th St Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60619

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement through direct service, advocacy and policy change. Since its founding in 1975, YAP’s expertise and passion have been in serving deep-end, multi-need and cross-system youth and families, though it has success across a continuum of needs and challenges. 

Employment Sectors: Art; Construction; Counselor; Day Camp; Education; Office Work; Outdoors; Retail

Geographies Served: South and Westside of Chicago