Submitted story to The Times Weekly in Joliet details the month-long activities at Joliet Job Corps that made up Make A Difference Month. We didn’t do one day … or even one week — we had volunteer activities twice a week the entire month.
Story in Nov. 16 Herald News talks about the Kickers program at Joliet Job Corps, a successful anti-smoking program, and the teacher who started the program. Story was pitched as a Great American Smokeout story. Staff photographer and staff reporter were very impressed with our program!
Joliet Herald News runs two photos of our students volunteering at GR2012: Celebrating Sustainability, an ecology festival held May 19 at Joliet Junior College. The photos show student Darrell Conley of Memphis, Tn., trying to return a snake to its owner while it is tied up in his volunteer vest and student Dacolis Sampson of [...]
The Joliet Times Weekly ran a photo and story about the May 2 visit of Rep. Judy Biggert to Joliet Job Corps. She stayed for 3 hours and left with a favorable impression, the news story said.
photo and caption ran in The Herald News about Joliet Job Corps students tacking for the second year painting stencils with message “Dump No Waste Leads to River” for City of Joliet. This helps preserve the DuPage River watershed. This Job Corps also performed this task in spring of 2010. This time there are also [...]
http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/11100382-418/joliet-job-corps-honors-supporters-at-commencement.html Updated: March 8, 2012 2:39AM JOLIET — Joliet Job Corps gave three awards to those who play an important — and unpaid — role during its winter commencement ceremonies Feb. 10. Community awards went to Virgil Kemp of Joliet; Helpers of Mother Earth; and Home Goods of Shorewood, a work-based learning site. Volunteer Sharon [...]
A funny thing happened at the Feb. 10 winter commencement at Joliet Job Corps. Someone’s cellphone went off while commencement speaker and retired Judge Raymond Bolden was speaking. He reached into his pocket, and pulled out his own ringing phone, which he immediately silenced. “In my court, I would hold you in contempt for that,” [...]
Joliet Job Corps’ winter commencement ceremonies was titled “Creating Opportunities; Achieving Success” and featured retired Will County Circuit Judge Raymond Bolden and Will County Executive Larry Walsh. A story and two photos about the event were featured in The Joliet Times Weekly on Feb. 16. Valedictorian was Brandy Hunt of Dixon, a culinary arts graduate [...]
Joliet Job Corps was recently featured in The Joliet Times Weekly participating in Groundhog Job Shadow Day, a national Job Corps initiative. A photo shows a rep from Valspar at Loewe’s demonstrating the right way to fill a paint brush to student Jharitae Daniels.
Joliet Job Corps was recently mentioned in a local newspaper Letter to the Editor thanking the Center for participating in the Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day On, Not Off. Twenty-four students worked with several other agencies making valentines for veterans, cleaning windows at a local YMCA and moving furniture at the Spanish Community Center. [...]