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JANUARY
Branding Workshops at Chicago Tech Academy 
Date & Time: January 18, 2019 8:30am- 1:00pm
Address: 1301 W 14th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for volunteers to come to Chicago Tech Academy to teach multiple workshops to High School students about their personal brand. Volunteers will have a chance to engage students in order to craft a 30-second elevator speech and learn about the importance of first impressions in the workplace.
 
Career Fair at Ombudsman Chicago South
Date & Time: January 22nd, 10:00am-2:00pm
Address: 6057 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson, at njohnson@jachicago.org or at 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals with a background in the United States armed Forces to speak to students about their career path and education background. You will have your own table and students will visit organizations that they have an interest in. Please consider bringing giveaways, a tablecloth, informational materials, business cards, demonstrations etc. Lunch is provided for volunteers.
 
SOJO Senior Conference at Robert Morris University
Date & Time: January 25nd, 9:30am-2:00pm
Address: 401 S State St. Chicago, IL, 60605
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Ramirez, at sramirez@jachicago.org or at 773-640-3462
Information: Looking for volunteers to help Social Justice High School Seniors develop their soft skill such as interviewing. Volunteers may also be asked to review resumes.
 
Resume Building Workshops at Amundsen High School
Date & Time: January 30th, 8:35am- 3:00pm
Address: 5110 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for volunteers to teach multiple Resume Building Workshops. Volunteers will teach the same workshop to 4 classes throughout the day. The class times can be found below:
8:35am- 9:20am
11:45am- 12:30pm
1:25pm- 2:10pm
2:15pm- 3:00pm
 
Resume Building Workshops at Amundsen High School
Date & Time: January 31st, 9:35am- 3:00pm
Address: 5110 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for volunteers to teach multiple Resume Building Workshops. Volunteers will teach the same workshop to 4 classes throughout the day. The class times can be found below:
9:35am- 10:25am
11:25am- 12:15pm
1:15pm- 2:05pm
2:10pm- 3:00pm

FEBRUARY

JA It’s My Business at Maria-Catalyst High School 
Date & Time: February 4th- February 7th 8:00am-3:40pm
Address: 6727 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60629
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Ramirez, at sramirez@jachicago.org or at 773-640-3462
Information: Looking for professionals to lead sessions of JA It’s My Business. JA It's My Business! encourages students to use entrepreneurial thinking as they explore higher education and career choices. Students participate in fun, challenging activities such as an entrepreneurial quiz game, completing a blueprint for a teen club, participating in an auction of businesses, and creating entrepreneur profile card
 
Mock Interviews at Social Justice High School 
Date & Time: February 4th and 5th 
Address: 3120 S Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Ramirez, at sramirez@jachicago.org or at 773-640-3462
Information: Looking for professionals to act as mock interviewers for Social Justice HS seniors. 
 
Career Day at Holy Trinity High School
Date & Time: February 7th, 2019 8:00am-9:30am
Address: 1443 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642
Volunteer Coordinator: Yanarilys Rodriguez, at yrodriguez@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 209
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. Volunteers will speak to two classes of students throughout the day.
 
Career Fair at Excel Academy of Englewood
Date & Time: February 7th, 2019 8:30am-12:00pm
Address: 7141 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60621
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson, at njohnson@jachicago.org or at 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share information about their company or organization. You will have your own table and students will visit companies that they have an interest in. Please consider bringing giveaways, a tablecloth, informational materials, business cards, demonstrations etc.
 
Career Fair at Ombudsman Chicago South
Date & Time: February 13th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Address: 6057 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson, at njohnson@jachicago.org or at 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals that have received an automotive or technology certification to speak to students about their career path and education background. You will have your own table and students will visit organizations that they have an interest in. Please consider bringing giveaways, a tablecloth, informational materials, business cards, demonstrations etc. Lunch is provided for volunteers.
 
Career Day Lunch & Learn at Lakeview High School
Date & Time: February 20th, 9:15am- 1:10pm
Address: 4015 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for professional to come and talk to multiple students during their lunch period about their personal and professional journey. During this time, students will have a chance to ask the volunteer questions and get exposed to what it is like to work in the volunteer’s career field. Pictures and student giveaways are encouraged but not required. 
 
Career Day at Instituto Del Progreso Latino
Date & Time: February 22th, 9:00am- 2:00pm
Address: 2570 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Ramirez, at sramirez@jachicago.org or at 773-640-3462
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. Volunteers will speak to two classes of students throughout the day. 
 
Black History Month at Robert Morris University
Date & Time: February 22rd 9:30am-1:00pm
Address: 401 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson, at njohnson@jachicago.org or at 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for volunteers that identify as black to volunteer for JA’s Black History Month event! We want to inspire students by connecting them with black professional role models in Chicago. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.
1. Speak on a Career Panel in order to demonstrate the diverse career paths that they can take. (One volunteer per organization or company please!)
2. Teach a JA workshop. (Volunteers will teach the workshop 4 times)

MARCH

Resume Workshop at Maria Catalyst High School 
Date & Time: March 11th, 8:00am- 3:40pm
Address: 6727 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 606298
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Ramirez, at sramirez@jachicago.org or at 773-640-3462
Information: Looking for professionals leading a resume workshop. Volunteers can share tips on how to make students’ resumes more appealing.
 
Career Day at Disney II Magnet High School
Date & Time: March 14th, 8:30am- 1:00pm
Address: 3900 Lawndale Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. Volunteers will speak to multiple classes of students throughout the day.
 
Career Day at Maria Catalyst High School 
Date & Time: March 15th, 9:00am- 10:30am
Address: 6727 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 606298
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Ramirez, at sramirez@jachicago.org or at 773-640-3462
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students.
 
Career Week at Richardson Middle School
Date & Time: March 18th- 22nd, Time: TBD
Address: 6018 S Karlov Ave, Chicago, IL 60629
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for volunteers from diverse professions and backgrounds to talk to our students about their personal and professional journeys. Volunteers are free to volunteers during any or all days within this week. 
 
Career Fair at Ombudsman Chicago South
Date & Time: March 19th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Address: 6057 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson, at njohnson@jachicago.org or at 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals with a background in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Construction, and Technology to speak to students about their career path and education background. You will have your own table and students will visit organizations that they have an interest in. Please consider bringing giveaways, a tablecloth, informational materials, business cards, demonstrations etc. Lunch is provided for volunteers.
 
Career Day Lunch & Learn at Lakeview High School
Date & Time: March 20th, 9:15am- 1:10pm
Address: 4015 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for professional to come and talk to multiple students during their lunch period about their personal and professional journey. During this time, students will have a chance to ask the volunteer questions and get exposed to what it is like to work in the volunteer’s career field. Pictures and student giveaways are encouraged but not required. 
 
Career Fair at Butler College Prep High School
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 22nd. Time TBD
Address: 821 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson, at njohnson@jachicago.org or at 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals of color from all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. Please consider bringing giveaways, a tablecloth, informational materials, business cards, demonstrations etc.
 
Career Fair at Excel Academy of South Shore
Date & Time: March 27th 9:45am-2:00pm
Address: 7530 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson, at njohnson@jachicago.org or at 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share information about their company or organization. You will have your own table and students will visit companies that they have an interest in. Please consider bringing giveaways, a tablecloth, informational materials, business cards, demonstrations etc.
 
Hansberry College Prep Hiring Day Mock Interviewing
Date & Time: March 29th Time TBD
Address: 8748 S Aberdeen St, Chicago, IL 60620
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson | njohnson@jachicago.org | 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for volunteers to act as mock interviewers for Hansberry College Prep seniors. This is a culminating event after Hansberry students have participated in career readiness seminars.  

APRIL

Career Day at Phoenix Military Academy
Date & Time: April 12th, 9:00am-1:12pm
Address: 145 S. Campbell Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Volunteer Coordinator: Yanarilys Rodriguez, at yrodriguez@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 209
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. Volunteers will be in a classroom with other volunteers in their career clusters to talk to the students and answer their questions. 
 
Career Fair at Ombudsman Chicago South
Date & Time: April 23rd, 10:00am-2:00pm
Address: 6057 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson | njohnson@jachicago.org | 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals with a background in Healthcare to speak to students about their career path and education background. You will have your own table and students will visit organizations that they have an interest in. Please consider bringing giveaways, a tablecloth, informational materials, business cards, demonstrations etc. Lunch is provided for volunteers.
 
Career Day Lunch & Learn at Lakeview High School
Date & Time: April 24th, 9:15am- 1:10pm
Address: 4015 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for professional to come and talk to multiple students during their lunch period about their personal and professional journey. During this time, students will have a chance to ask the volunteer questions and get exposed to what it is like to work in the volunteer’s career field. Pictures and student giveaways are encouraged but not required. 
 
Career Day at Farragut Career Academy High School
Date & Time: April 25th 
Address: 2345 S Christiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Ramirez, at sramirez@jachicago.org or at 773-640-3462
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. 
 
Career Day at Chicago Military Academy High School
Date & Time: April 25th 1:15pm-3:15pm
Address: 3519 S Giles Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson | njohnson@jachicago.org | 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. Please sign up for this event in advance as students have the opportunity to select which volunteers they will hear from according to their interests.
 
Speed Networking at Robert Morris University
Date & Time: April 26th, 8:30am- 11:00am
Address: 401 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for volunteers to join us for our annual “Get Hired” Competition for our speed networking portion. Volunteers will have a chance to interact with high school students and help them practice the networking process. Volunteers are encouraged to bring business cards with them to give to the students. 
 

MAY

Career Day at Hirsch High School
Date & Time: May 2nd, 10:15am-3:15pm
Address: 7740 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson | njohnson@jachicago.org | 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. Volunteers will speak to several classes of students throughout the event. Lunch is provided for volunteers
 
College & Career Fair at Ombudsman Chicago South
Date & Time: May 7th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Address: 6057 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson | njohnson@jachicago.org | 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share information about their company or organization. You will have your own table and students will visit companies that they have an interest in. Please consider bringing giveaways, a tablecloth, informational materials, business cards, demonstrations etc. Lunch is provided for volunteers.
 
Career Day at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
Date & Time: May 10th, 8:00am-12:30pm
Address: 3857 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Johnson | njohnson@jachicago.org | 708-819-4076
Information: Looking for professionals of all backgrounds to share their career path and education background with students. Volunteers will speak to several classes of students throughout the day. Lunch is provided for volunteers
 
Career Day Lunch & Learn at Lakeview High School
Date & Time: May 15th, 9:15am- 1:10pm
Address: 4015 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Volunteer Coordinator: Valerie Garcia, at vgarcia@jachicago.org or at 312-715-1300 EXT 229
Information: Looking for professional to come and talk to multiple students during their lunch period about their personal and professional journey. During this time, students will have a chance to ask the volunteer questions and get exposed to what it is like to work in the volunteer’s career field. Pictures and student giveaways are encouraged but not required. 
 
SOJO to RMU
Date & Time: May 17th, 9:30am- 2:00pm
Address: 401 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60605
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Ramirez, at sramirez@jachicago.org or (773) 640-3462
Information: Looking for professional to lead workshops career readiness workshops. Students are in need of developing their work readiness soft skills. 
 
 
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