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Evanston Work Ethic Program


 Full-Scope Support for Career & Technical Students

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Evanston Work Ethic Program


 Full-Scope Support for Career & Technical Students

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JAZZ BRUNCH:  A TRADiTION OF  FUN, FOOD AND GREAT MUSIC

WHEN: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 11:00am until 3:00 PM
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Ave Evanston, IL 60201
PRICE IN ADVANCE: $60 per person
PRICE AT THE DOOR: $70 per person

The 17th annual JAZZ BRUNCH, hosted by the Forrest E. Powell Foundation, is a springtime favorite for those who love cool jazz and delicious food.  It will be held on Sunday, March 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple in Evanston, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Chicago jazz favorite, Bobby Broom is scheduled to headline the jazz portion of the event.

The event offers a combination of great music, a sumptuous brunch, and the opportunity to raise funds for the Evanston Work Ethic Program, an organization that helps ETHS students navigate paths towards high paying career/tech opportunities that do not require a 4-year college degree. The Work Ethic Program was founded by businessman Hecky Powell as part of his Forrest E. Powell Foundation.  "Now in its 17th year, I'm proud of the Jazz Brunch; it highlights and supports members of our community with true ambition -- people who make our community strong." Work Ethic Program Executive Director, Nancy Baker says, "College for all  is an outdated idea.  By 2020, only 35% of all new jobs will require a 4-year degree. Through mentors, apprenticeships and scholarships, the Work Ethic Program helps our youth find solid careers that are in demand now."

Last year’s event drew over 200 people and raised more than $20,000 for the WE Program. To purchase tickets, click below or call 847- 859-2605. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door.


Our Application is live! Send the link to a friend!

The application to be part of the next cohort of Evanston WE Program students in now live! If you are an interested rising Junior or know someone who may be interested, please send them the link to our application! (http://www.evanstonwe.org/apply)


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About


We Serve Career-Minded Evanston Youth

About


We Serve Career-Minded Evanston Youth

The Evanston Work Ethic 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 Evanston Work Ethic Program (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 Evanston WE Program provides:

  • mentoring
  • work-ready training
  • tuition stipends and financial aid access ...

to ambitious Evanston Township High School students who will pursue and enroll in an accredited vocational or technical program (this program is not for students seeking a degree from a 4-year institution).  

The Evanston WE Program will collaborate with strong community partners to identify our targeted students and deliver programs efficiently. 

Students are inducted their junior year of high school, matched 1:1 with a career-related mentor,  and participate in a supportive and sequential curriculum of career readiness seminars and apprenticeships throughout their junior and senior years. 

A candidate may attend a community college, vocational school, trade school, apprenticeship or other short-term training program in fields such as:

  • automotive technology
  • cosmetology
  • culinary
  • healthcare
  • manufacturing
  • technology
  • transportation

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Become a Mentor


Become a Mentor


The Evanston WE Program pairs adult mentors with students according to mutual industry interest and experience. For example, a student seeking a career in the automotive field will be matched with a technician, manufacturer or dealership professional.  Mentors are a critical aspect of our program and an incredible resource to our under-resourced youth throughout their junior and senior years of high school, training and career placement. We ask that Evanston WE Program mentors meet or speak with their student twice each month.

Our mentors offer advice and encouragement as the student navigates the path toward becoming certified and ultimately employed in his/her chosen field. In addition, we ask that each mentor help the student find a paid summer position related to the stated industry of interest between the student’s junior and senior year of high school.  A small investment of your time will change the lives of these deserving Chicago students. 

Please contact our Founder, Hecky Powell, or Executive Director, Nancy Baker, about becoming a mentor with the button above.

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Staff


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our location

1904 Green Bay Road
Evanston, IL — 60201

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Apply


Apply


Section 1: Personal Information
Name *
Name
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
City and Country
Are you a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident *
Home Address *
Home Address
Home Phone
Home Phone
Cell Phone *
Cell Phone
Student lives with (check all that apply) *
Parent/Guardian 1 Name *
Parent/Guardian 1 Name
Work Phone
Work Phone
Cell Phone *
Cell Phone
Is this parent/guardian disabled? *
Was this parent born in the U.S? *
Home Address *
Home Address
Parent/Guardian 2 Name *
Parent/Guardian 2 Name
Work Phone
Work Phone
Cell Phone *
Cell Phone
Is this parent/guardian disabled? *
Was this parent born in the U.S? *
Home Address
Home Address
Section 2: Academics
Section 3: Personal Interest
Section 4: Career & Technical Interests
Section 5: Student Essay
Please answer the following questions in 350-500 words
Section 6: Parent Essay
Please answer the following question in one paragraph
Section 7: Letters of recommendation
Please provide information for a teacher or counselor we can contact for a letter of recommendation. You should also notify them that you gave us their information
Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Section 8: Financial Information
Do you receive free or reduced lunch? *
Section 9: 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.
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