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Work Study Placements Needed!
Would you or someone you know be interested in hiring an Urban Academy student as part of this program? Our staff is working hard to secure 20 job placements. Placements are needed in both Chicago and Rockford.
During the school year, students will work eight hours per week at local businesses in entry-level positions. Instead of receiving a check, they will assign their earnings to LYDIA Urban Academy (LUA) to pay for 50% of the cost of their tuition. Parents will be asked to pay 30%, and LYDIA will raise the remaining 20% through fundraising. This will relieve the burden on student families, many of whom struggle to get by, and help the school meet its financial obligations. It also will expose students to different career opportunities and help them develop marketable skills.
LUA will prepare students for employment through a course that emphasizes a strong work ethic and explains the expectations of the business world. We anticipate that students will do well in positions that involve skills such as basic data entry, answering phones, filing, typing and faxing, among others.
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or call (773) 653-2200. Together, we can make a significant impact in the lives of the students!