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THE Evanston Work Ethic (WE) Program


Full-Scope Support for Career & Technical Students

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THE Evanston Work Ethic (WE) Program


Full-Scope Support for Career & Technical Students


Thank you to Small Forces for creating and producing this piece all about the Forrest E. Powell Foundation’s Evanston WE Program!

Learn about the mission and story of Evanston WE.
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About


We Serve Career-Minded Evanston Youth

About


We Serve Career-Minded Evanston Youth

The Forrest E. Powell Foundation’s Evanston WE Program recognizes that every strong community needs a strong and skilled workforce to ensure diverse opportunities and economic stability.  However, not every high school student wants to attend a four-year college to obtain advanced skills and launch a successful, productive career. All ambitious students deserve respect, support and access to training/certification as they prepare for a chosen profession. The goal of the WE Program is to help ETHS students improve their career and technical employment outcomes while meeting the needs of local employers and growing sectors and industries.

The Forrest E. Powell Foundation’s WE Program provides:

  • intensive soft-skills workshop trainings

  • a paid summer internship

  • mentoring

  • a tuition stipend

to ambitious Evanston Township High School students interested in the tech and trades.

The WE Program collaborates with community partners to identify our targeted students and deliver programs efficiently. 

Students are inducted their junior year of high school, participate in a supportive and sequential curriculum consisting of 16 career readiness workshops, receive a paid internship in the summer between their junior and senior years, and matched 1:1 with a career-related mentor.

Upon graduation, participants typically attend a community college, vocational school, trade school, apprenticeship or other training program in fields such as:

  • automotive technology

  • cosmetology

  • culinary

  • healthcare

  • manufacturing

  • technology

  • transportation

Apply


Apply


Section 1: Personal Information
Name *
Name
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Home Address *
Home Address
Phone *
Phone
Do you receive free or reduced lunch? *
Student lives with (check all that apply) *
Parent/Guardian 1 Name *
Parent/Guardian 1 Name
Work Phone
Work Phone
Cell Phone *
Cell Phone
Parent/Guardian 2 Name
Parent/Guardian 2 Name
Work Phone
Work Phone
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
Section 2: Additional Information
Section 3: Student Essay
Please answer the following questions in 100-200 words:
Section 4: Parent Question
Please answer the following question in one paragraph
Section 5: Teacher or Counselor Reference
Please provide information for a teacher or counselor we can contact. You should also notify them that you gave us their information
Name *
Name
Section 6: Electronic Signature
I certify that the information provided in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. Falsification of any information will cause disqualification from the program. Acceptance of the program's membership constitutes permission to use the recipient's name and/or likeness for public relations purposes.
Today's Date *
Today's Date
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BECOME AN Internship SITE or A Mentor


BECOME AN Internship SITE or A Mentor


The Evanston WE Program offers paid summer internships to all of our participants. Some of our summer employers pay our students and, in other cases, Evanston WE pays our participants. For example, a student seeking a career in the automotive field may be matched with an auto shop or dealership.  Internship sites are a critical aspect of our program and an important resource for our participants.

We also seek capable mentors to work with our students. Mentors are matched with students according to mutual industry interests. Our mentors offer advice, encouragement and utilize WE soft-skills language and training to support our students.

Please contact us to find our more about becoming a summer internship worksite or a mentor. We often feature stories about these successful partnerships on our website and Facebook page, and by supporting Evanston WE, you will be helping to train the workforce of tomorrow… today!

 

our location

1904 Green Bay Road
Evanston, IL — 60201

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