Paul Simon-Chicago Job Corps Center

One of Our Own

December 14th, 2012

The Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center hosted their Community Relations Council and Center Industry Council meeting on December 7, 2012 in the center’s cafeteria.  There were over 50 guests in attendance giving a standing ovation to one of our own, Yoshua Carrillo.  Yoshua Carrillo spoke to our guest, students and staff at the meeting, [...]

It is my honor to report that the 2012 Stand Down for Veterans was a tremendous success!!!  The  Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps students  worked with the Illinois Department of Employment Services to serve homeless veterans and they “showed up and showed out”!!!  OUR student employees performed the following duties during the event: Greeted veterans as they [...]

The Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Bricklaying students participated in a community service project with the Harris Educational Center with the Harris sisters, Lyn and Connie Harris.  The Harris Educational Center will open in 2013 to help young adults prepare for the workplace.  The center will provide classes for resume writing, interviewing, child care and [...]

The PSCJCC phones are still ringing!  Dorothy Tucker of WBBM Channel 2 news hosted Brad Cummings of The Voice Newspapers to talk about Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center on talk radio WVON 1690 AM.  Brad Cummings is the Editor of The Voice Newspapers and the PSCJCC Community Relations Council Executive Board Member Secretary/Treasurer.  Brad [...]

National Job Corps Commencement Day at the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center was a great ceremony with 140 graduates with 55 graduates in attendance.   The Honorable Danny K. Davis of the United States House of Representatives was our special guest speaker.  The ceremony took place in the center’s gymnasium.  Our center director, Bryan Mason [...]

Great Job For A Great Cause!

September 13th, 2011

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) pre-apprentices and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) pre- apprentices of the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center participated in the Misericordia community service project.  Every September, about 10 to 15of the UBC and 10 to 15 of the IUPAT pre- apprentices serve as community volunteers [...]

On August 3rd thru August 5th the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center celebrated Challenge Day.  For three days, over 300 students and 100 staff members took the challenge to Be The Change participating in a daylong session of communicating and making a connection with each other through love, diversity , truth and just being [...]

The Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center selected two students to participate in the Mentor A Job Corps Student Day. Congressman Bobby Rush and Congressman Dan Lipinski welcomed our students to job shadow in their Chicago District Offices for the day.  The students were very excited to work the Members of Congress and their staff [...]

The United States House of Representative’s Jan Schakowsky visited the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center to take a tour of our Career Technical Training Program and to speak with the students and staff at the weekly business meeting (student assembly). Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky stated she was impressed with the center as soon as she [...]

The Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center students, staff and CRC members participated in the Disney, Kaboom, Berwyn Park District, Brocato Playground Project.  Over 200 volunteers built a playground for the children of the Berwyn Park community. The excitement from the children dancing to the music and the afternoon lunch made the work a little [...]