Thursday, September 11, 2014

Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc. (Y.O.U.) Opportunities


Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc. (Y.O.U.), is a leading youth services agency in Evanston, IL. We offer an array of year-round services – from afterschool enrichment and mentorship to clinical counseling and crisis intervention – that support more than 1,000 youth annually. We have exciting Work Study and Fellowship opportunities to offer to undergraduate and graduate students.

Below are the opportunities with more information on how to apply. All of the positions are for our after-school programs, but responsibilities, as well as pay and time requirements, vary by position. For more information on our programs and organization in general, please visit our website at:

Work Study position (for those eligible for federal work study): Y.O.U. work-study students will serve as workshop leaders and academic support for Y.O.U.’s after-school programs at one of ten sites. The work-study position requires a commitment of 10-30 hours per week with an hourly rate of $11/hour. Visit for more information. To apply, visit

Impact Fellows position:  Impact Fellows serve as youth workers and workshop leaders at Y.O.U.’s afterschool programs in Evanston and Skokie, IL. Fellows are asked to devote 12-15 hours a week to the program from date of hire through December of 2014 and are provided with a stipend  to support their time. Visit for more information. To apply, visit

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tara Dolan at

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

National Alliance on Mental Illness 5K

Are you passionate about mental health?

Do you want to help raise awareness for the importance of mental health services?

Sign up for the NAMI 5K walk and show your support!

When: Saturday, September 27th
Location: Grant Park
Time: 3:00pm check in, 4:00pm start time
Distance: 5K
Cost: FREE
*donations are welcomed

To become a sponsor of NAMI Walks Chicago, call 312-563-0445 or email today to find out more.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity: Chicago National College Fair

Volunteer at the Chicago National College Fair!

Volunteers Receive:
-Lunch and snacks
-Free parking
-Concession voucher
-Volunteer t-shirt
-Network opportunities

Location: Navy Pier, Festival Hall Complex, Hall A, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
312/595-PIER (7437) or 800/595-PIER (7437)

Fair Hours: Saturday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Parking: The recommended lot to park in is the East Parking Garage, at 60 East Grand Ave.  Parking is $25/day*, without in/out privileges.  If the East Garage gets full, then everyone will be directed to park in the West Garage.  There will be signs leading from the garage to the Exhibit Hall.  
*Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact the Navy Pier for current rates.

For more information:
E-mail: or
Call: 703.299.6823


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
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:

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: or send an email to
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

Opportunity to Attend a FREE Event

Save the Date

The Department of Teacher Education and the Education Doctoral Program Office
DePaul University, College of Education

Peter Gray, Ph.D.
The Purposes of Play: Insights from Evolutionary Psychology

Dr. Gray’s recent research focuses on the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves, through play and exploration, when they are free to do so.

Tuesday, October 14
5:30 – 7:30 PM • Schmidt Academic Center Room 154
2320 N. Kenmore • Chicago
Free & Open to the Public

Peter Gray is a research professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston College. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed textbook Psychology (Worth Publishers, now in its 7th edition), which views all of psychology from an evolutionary perspective, and Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Basic Books, 2013). He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. His current research and writing focuses primarily on children’s natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. He writes a popular blog for Psychology Today called Freedom to Learn.

 R.S.V.P. to Melissa Bradford,

Counselor Conversation Workshop Series

Counselor Conversation Workshop Series:
Fall 2014 Intersession

Uncovering Unique Roles within
Counseling and Prevention

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Youth Guidance
1 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

Join us for a discussion moderated by Christopher Jaffe, Social Service Professional and Strategic Development Manager, in which he and fellow colleagues will highlight unique school-based counseling and prevention programs such as Becoming a Man (B.A.M.) and Working on Womanhood (W.O.W.) as well as the work that counseling professionals do within these resources. Jaffe will share how Youth Guidance’s mission is applied and supported by various counseling professionals in the organization. You will have an opportunity to engage in discussion and strengthen your understanding of the culture of Youth Guidance, competencies needed in their various professional roles, and the benefits and challenges of working in a nonprofit setting.

Places and Faces –
Supporting Students in
Higher Education Settings 

Thursday, December 4, 2014
DePaul University
Workshop begins in LPC Career Center (SAC 192)
Panel portion held in Arts and Letters Building
Room TBA
2315 North Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Join us for this unique workshop during which we will take a walking field trip to the offices of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS), TRIO Programs, Career Center, University Ministry (UMIN), Student Housing, and the College of Science and Health. There, you will meet higher education professionals who will share highlights of their workplace culture, unique aspects of their work, and student support efforts. You will also participate in a panel discussion and break-out session in which you will learn job-search strategies, how to showcase your strengths and how to apply counseling skills to many different professional roles within higher education.

The DePaul Career Center is proud to offer Counselor Connections, a professional development workshop series that provides College of Education students with an opportunity to meet professionals in education and social service settings to discuss theme-based topics central to counseling. This series provides a forum to network within and beyond the DePaul counseling community and also learn about featured off-site, nonprofit organizations that are hosting the series.

A DePaul Career Center Professional Development and Networking Series
Loop Office: DPC Suite 9500
(312) 362-8437
Lincoln Park Office: SAC Room 192
(773) 325-7431

An Evening with Steve Harvey!

Steve Harvey’s new book, Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, is now available in stores! Steve Harvey shares his beliefs related to succeeding in life and learning the tools one needs to fulfill one’s life purpose. He is bringing his book live to the stage!
His live motivational performance is being taped for Network Television. It will be FREE for all attendees!
When: Monday, October 6th

Time: Doors open at 5:30pm. Show will run roughly till 9:00pm.

Location: Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph Street

A ticket pick-up for this event will occur on Saturday, October 4th. Please stay tuned for the specific time and location of the pick-up.
Anyone interested in attending can email Nicole Cylkowski at or call 312.836.5555.

Job Opportunities with Noble Network of Charter Schools

Noble Network is offering a $500 finder’s fee to anyone outside of their network who helps them fill any one of the following positions. 

They are most interested in candidates who fit the following criteria:

* Someone with a track record of impressive results in and/or outside of

a classroom

* Someone with academic prowess illustrated most noticeably in the

competitiveness of the college they attended and/or in their GPA

* Someone who believes that every student, particularly the students we

serve, deserve a high expectations environment focused on college



Available Positions:

-10th Grade English Language Arts Teacher: Literacy and

Community at Butler College Prep :

-Learning Specialist at DRW College Prep:

-Special Education Teacher at Hansberry College Prep:
-Science Teacher at Hansberry College Prep:

-Special Education Teacher at ITW Speer Academy:

-College Counselor at Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy:

-Algebra II (with Pre-Calculus) Math Teacher at UIC College Prep:

If you know of someone who may be interested in any of the listed positions, please contact Noble Network of Charter Schools at If a person who you recommend or someone you forward this to recommends someone that they ultimately hire, they will work with

you to pay $500 for any/every hire that was a result of your stewardship.


Save the date:  Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Student Center


·         What is effective principal leadership in schools and what policies enable principals to promote best practices for teaching and learning?

·         How do current district and national education policies challenge this effort?

·         What is/should be the role of principals and other administrators in policy decisions?

·         What are different strategies and initiatives whereby principals can most effectively amplify their concerns and voice?

The confirmed panelists so far include:

            Heather Yutzy, Principal, Belding Elementary School

            Mike Beyer, Principal, Morrill Elementary School

            Troy LaRavier, Principal, Blaine Elementary School 

Andrea Kaufman, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership will moderate the panel.

Please share this information with your students and if you have a class on Wednesday evenings, please consider bringing them. A flyer will be forthcoming.  Teachers can receive 2 CPDUs. 

For more information contact Dr. Diane Horwitz at

Job Opportunity at Eye Level Learning Center!

Eye Level Learning Center of Palatine is an after-school learning program designed to help children (3 years to 14 years) master their Math, English, and Critical Thinking skills.

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates for Math and English instructor positions.

The above positions involve working with students, primarily in grades preschool to Middle School in small group settings, providing both remediation and enrichment. All teaching materials will be provided. The instructor must be available to work on certain weekdays in the evening and Saturday morning. This is a year around part-time position, including summer.  Long-term commitment of at least one year is a must.  

We are currently looking for teachers to join our growing center.


1. An undergraduate or graduate student who would be willing to have a long-term commitment (at least one year) preferred.

2. Prior teaching/tutoring experience preferred but not required.

 Duties include but not limited to:

- Teach a group of 2-4 students

- Grade and record students work

- Planning and preparing students work

- Paid preparation and grading time!

This is a part-time, year-round position (8-15 hours/week).

Please send your resume to

Congratulations to Dr. Mason!

Congratulations to Dr. Erin Mason who was recently awarded with tenure and promotion and who also received the Excellence in Teaching award at this year's academic convocation on September 5th, 2014!

Dr. Mason now also serves as the Associate Chair of the Department of Counseling and Special Education and is the faculty director of the Center for Educational Technology (CET).