Westside American Job Center offers free employment services for all Cook County residents. Call 773-722-3885 to make an appointment.

Westside Job Center

The One Summer Chicago program will return to provide over 30,000 job and internship opportunities this summer for youth ages 14 to 24 from neighborhoods across the city. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2017. Click here for more information.

One Summer Chicago 2017


Chicago Park District Summer Lifeguards
Make this summer count!  

Earn $14.24 an hour, feel a sense of pride working in an important position, make new friends amongst co-workers, meet Chicagoans and visitors to our great city, and enjoy one of the best office views in Chicago. 

To be employed as a Chicago Park District lifeguard in 2017, applicants must meet the following requirements:

   - Be a resident of the City of Chicago.  Proof of residency MUST be presented at the lifeguard swim test.
   - Be 16 years of age, or older, by July 1, 2017.
   - Have a Chicago Park District Lifeguarding Card, valid through 2017.
   - Have an American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate, or equivalent.

Prior to applying, all new applicants are required to complete the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Training Class.

For more information or to apply, click here.


The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) is offering scholarships for women who are over 25 years old and want to return/enroll in college for their undergraduate degree. This is one of the few scholarships that specifically assist mature women in their educational goals. COWL will be awarding 10 scholarships of $2,500. Students can attend part-time, 6 credit hours, to qualify.  

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.

Application and instructions are downloadable from COWL's website: www.cowlil.com


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