Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Steans Center Community Employment programs 2014-2015

Catholic Schools Internship (CSI) is a mission-related community service work-study program that
allows DePaul University students to serve in Chicago’s most under-resourced Catholic schools
providing tutoring, mentoring, and supplemental enrichment activities. Tutors engage with the
school in the context of community building and reciprocal learning. Tutors work 15 hours per week
and must commit to a full year (three quarters) at their assigned school. Applicants must be at least
half time undergraduates and must be eligible for federal work study (please check with financial
aid to make sure that you are eligible). Tutors must also register and pass a two credit course, CSS
101:Catholic Social Teaching offered in the winter and spring quarters. To apply or for more
information, contact Alicia at aferrar5@depaul.edu.
The goal of the Community Partners Internship (CPI) program is to strengthen partnerships with
community-based organizations that have a consistent record of successfully partnering with the
Steans Center. Students will work 15 hours a week at specialized (customized) internships at nonprofit organizations. The program aims to provide students with first-hand experience and
application in the nonprofit sector. Possible internships include positions working in areas such as
Adult Literacy (ESL), Youth Development, Marketing/Public Relations, and Administrative. For
more information and to apply please visit: https://studentemployment.depaul.edu.

Jumpstart is working towards the day every child enters Kindergarten prepared to succeed. The
Jumpstart program pairs college students - known as Corps members - with preschool children to
build and strengthen their language, literacy, and social skills. Each Jumpstart Corps member
works within a preschool classroom and focuses their attention on 2-4 children for an entire
academic year. Corps members are expected to work 12-14 hours a week. Corps members will also
receive a $1,195 education award from AmeriCorps. For more information on Jumpstart, or to apply
please visit: https://application.jstart.org/ or send an email to jumpstart@depaul.edu.
The Public School Internships (PSI) is a program of the Egan Office of Urban Education and
Community Partnerships at the Steans Center. PSI provides a scholarship award for DePaul
students to work as tutor/mentors in public schools throughout Chicago. Tutors work to enhance
student learning through tutoring, mentoring, and supplemental enrichment activities. In addition,
tutors help support and build community-school partnerships. PSP tutor/mentors are trained in
asset-based approaches to community development and to identify ways in which DePaul and other
organizations can support school and student success. The PSI prepares students to be socially
responsible future leaders and to pursue lifelong civic engagement. In the tradition of Monsignor
John Egan, PSI tutor/mentors will learn about issues that impact communities and engage directly in
action research, planning and programming aimed at addressing critical urban problems, alleviating
poverty, and promoting social justice. Tutors must be willing to commit to tutoring with your
assigned school for the entire academic year (three quarters). There are openings for tutor/mentors
and team leaders for 2014-15. For more information contact: Lourdes at lsulli17@depaul.edu.