Friday, July 31, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity

iMentor is seeking college-educated Chicagoans to mentor students from public high schools in Chicago's low-income communities. The guidance of a mentor can empower a young person to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.

Using iMentor’s dedicated curriculum and staff support, mentors and students work together, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success.

Mentors devote 4-6 hours per month to mentoring, sending one weekly email and attending one in-person meeting each month. Through these activities, mentors will develop a supportive mentoring relationship that will last for 3 years and guide a mentee through iMentor’s college-readiness curriculum and the college application process.

Learn more about iMentor Chicago and sign up to be a mentor here:

La Casa Student Housing - Paid Internship

La Casa Student Housing (an initiative of The Resurrection Project)


Position Title

Supervisory Relationship

Director of La Casa Student Housing
Organization General Description
The Resurrection Project (TRP) is a 501(c)(3) community development organization. Founded by a coalition of Pilsen churches in 1990, TRP’s mission is to build relationships and challenge people to act on their faith and values to create healthy communities through organizing, education and community development. The organization primarily serves low- to moderate-income families in Pilsen, Little Village and Back of the Yards.

General Job Description
Under the supervision of the Director of La Casa, the La Casa Resident Assistants are responsible for the oversight of the student housing building and for creating a welcoming and inclusive living-learning community for a designated floor or living area within La Casa Student Housing – an initiative of The Resurrection Project.

As front-line staff members of La Casa Student Housing in assigned areas, the La Casa Resident Assistants will serve as peer mentors, role models, community builders, resource people, activity coordinators, and property management liaisons. Among their primary responsibilities is to initiate relationships with residents, plan and encourage participation on floor- and house-wide programs, and mediate interpersonal conflicts. A significant amount of time must be spent on getting to know residents as individuals and on generating enthusiasm as they bring students together to engage in social, cultural and community activities.
La Casa Resident Assistants will also be instrumental in ensuring that La Casa Student Housing properties remain safe and secure places of residency and that all policies are upheld. Front-desk coverage, on-call rotation, and weekly office hours apply.

A successful staff member must be able to communicate effectively and respectfully, and to respond appropriately and confidentially when discussing sensitive information. This position requires a high level of sensitivity, understanding, self-confidence, and strength of character.

In addition, La Casa Resident Assistants are expected to be strong team players. Frequent collaboration with the Director of La Casa, College and Career Readiness Coordinator, Student Support Coordinator, other Resident Assistants, and Property Management staff is expected.

Send resume and letter of interest to:

MarĂ­a Bucio | Director of La Casa Student Housing & Resource Center
The Resurrection Project: Building Relationships! Creating Healthy Communities!
1818 South Paulina Street | Chicago, IL 60608
La Casa: 312-880-1889