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READI Program for at Risk Youth in North Lawndale

READI Program for at Risk Youth in North Lawndale

Jose Wilson is the Director of Workforce Programs and Clinical Systems in the North Lawndale Employment Network within the READI program, The Rapid Employment and Development Initiative for at-risk emerging adults on the South Side of Chicago. At this time the program serves four neighborhoods: Englewood, Austin, West Garfield Park, and North Lawndale.  The initiative is […]

Social Media Jobs in Chicago Outnumber the Labor Market

Social Media Jobs in Chicago Outnumber the Labor Market

Social media jobs in Chicago outnumber the labor market. On the indeed website alone, there are over 2,800 jobs in the social media industry. There are even fellowships offered in the field. In February 2018, the total nonfarm employment for the Chicago area was at 4,629,300. That is a 0.7 employment rate over the year, […]

Collins Academy High School Hopes to Remain Open

Collins Academy High School Hopes to Remain Open

Chicago Public Schools officials are on the verge of closing Collins Academy High School. Collins Academy, located on the west side of Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, is a predominately African-American high school. It has an academic history of being below CPS standards based on the city’s requirements. Chicago’s school evaluation system is based on levels. […]

Amazon to Announce Prime Location in 2018

Amazon to Announce Prime Location in 2018

Cities in North America are poised to lure Amazon after hearing their plans to build its second headquarters in September 2017. They can also employ 50,000 people at this new site. After $7 billion dollars in potential tax credits were extended by the state of New Jersey, more offers began to rise. For instance, Kansas City, Missouri’s […]

Roz Varon Book Signing at DuSable Museum of African American History

Roz Varon Book Signing at DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum of African American History is pleased to welcome, ABC7 Chicago’s Emmy Award-winning Traffic Reporter Roz Varon, for a very special discussion and signing of her recently published book “On The Road With Roz: Adventures in Travel and Life.” Leading the discussion will be Roz’s friend and fellow Emmy Award-winning colleague, Hosea Sanders, ABC7 Chicago […]

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