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Youth Job Center Fall Job Fair – Tues. Oct. 11

The Youth Job Center is hosting a Fall Job Fair open to all job-seekers 16 and up. Come prepared to interview as participating employers will be interviewing on the spot. Most employers will be representing Evanston or Skokie locations. Please bring resumes and wear interview appropriate attire.

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 3:30PM-6:30PM
(Please arrive no later than 6PM)
Location: Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Participating Employers Include:

  • Best Buy
  • Cinemark Theaters
  • CVS
  • Forever 21
  • Home Depot
  • Jewel
  • Macy’s
  • Mariano’s
  • Misericordia
  • Starbucks
  • TJ Maxx
  • UPS
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

For more information, please view the flyer here.

YJC Spring Job Fair – Thurs. May 5


Youth Job Center Summer Corps Work Experience Program

It isn’t too late for your students to apply to the Youth Job Center’s Summer Corps Work Experience program and earn money as a Summer Tutor, Y Junior Camp Counselor, ABC Booster, or an intern at the Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic, BUT FIRST they must register for one of the remaining Summer Corps Bootcamp sessions (April 20 or 30). These opportunities are for High School students (or those entering 9th grade in the fall) and are at least 14.

If your student was a Summer Tutor, Y Junior Camp Counselor, ABC Booster, or an intern at the Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic last year they will need to register. as well, but for a much shorter booster session (April 20, 27, or 30).

Youth can register here:

ALL students must complete the YJC Intake Form and Household Income & Program Consent Forms:
• YJC Intake Form:
• Household Income & Program Consent Form (if under 18, a parent must sign):

Questions? Email Nzinga West at

Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair Applications Available

Applications Now Available

Evanston youth age 14 to 18 years are encouraged to find their perfect summer job at Mayor Tisdahl’s annual Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) Job Fair on Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Evanston Township High School (ETHS), 1600 Dodge Ave. Doors will close at 1:30 p.m.

More than 40 employers providing summer and year-round employment will be present, including Six Flags Great America (transportation options available), Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston, McGaw YMCA, Salvation Army-Evanston, YoFresh Yogurt Cafe, Office Depot, Northwestern University, the City of Evanston, and more.

Youth are highly encouraged to fill out a Summer Youth Employment Program application in advance, which will expedite the process at the job fair. Applications are available at, or youth may get assistance and ask questions from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at one of these outreach sessions:

• Chandler-Newberger Community Center, 1028 Central St. – Monday, February 22
• Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. – Tuesday, February 23
• Evanston Library Loft, 1703 Orrington Ave. – Wednesday, February 24
• Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. – Wednesday, February 24
• Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. – Thursday, February 25
• CAMS Branch Library, 900 Chicago Ave. – Friday, February 26
• All ETHS Cafeterias – February 22-26, Lunch periods 4-6

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In order to be eligible to attend the job fair, youth must be enrolled in school; be at least 14 years of age when the program begins in June 2016; and live in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202. Youth age 17 and 18 years are especially encouraged to attend the job fair, as many opportunities exist for both summer and year-round employment.

Students are encouraged to increase their chances of being hired and get an opportunity to jump the line at the job fair by attending a Pre-Fair Resume & Interview Skills Workshop, sponsored by the Youth Job Center. Workshops will be held on Wednesdays, March 2 and 9, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at ETHS’s Boltwood (West) Cafeteria. Students are encouraged to register for a workshop at

In 2015, with the help of community organizations and local businesses, as well as partnerships with ETHS and the Youth Job Center, the MSYEP held its largest job fair ever. More than 600 Evanston youth attended the event, with more than 550 securing summer or year-round employment.

Collaborations with individuals, companies, and organizations, such as Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Cinemark Theatres, Evanston Township High School, and Northwestern University, contributed greatly to the success of last year’s program. Businesses who are interested in supporting and/or attending this year’s job fair and program can contact Youth & Young Adult Assistant Program Coordinator Porschia Davis at 847-448-8049 or

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

Youth Job Fair – Thurs. Oct. 22


Evanston Own It: Evanston Sings – Fri. June 19

To further the “Evanston Own It” proclamation which aims to reclaim communities from youth violence, the faith community will host “Evanston Sings” on Friday, June 19 beginning at 7 p.m. at Evanston Township High School. All proceeds from the 250-voice choir concert will be donated to the 2016 Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. This event is a part of the Evanston Own It Proclamation.

To learn more about event details, please contact Pastor Zollie Webb at 847-733-9681.

Friday, June 19 at 7:00 PM
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, 60201

Summer and After-school Employment Opportunities for Evanston Youth

Evanston youth age 16 years or older who are seeking summer or after-school employment are encouraged to contact the Youth Job Center. A variety of positions are still available.

The Youth Job Center provides job placement, paid internship opportunities, job-readiness training, educational assistance, and certification and licensing. The Center can also help youth with resume development, mock interviewing, skill-building activities, on-the-job-training and more. All services are free.

The Youth Job Center is located at 1114 Church St., in Evanston. For more information, visit or contact Renetta Porte at 847-864-5627 (ext. 10) or

Six Flags Great America is also hiring youth this summer. To apply, visit

Youth Job Fair at ETHS – Sat. March 28

Teens interested in working for the city or other local employers this summer are urged to attend a job fair Saturday at Evanston Township High School.

Last year, more than 625 youth, 14 years of age and older, attended the fair, a key ingredient  in the mayor’s summer youth employment program, and 504 were hired.

Among the job categories covered: automotive, retail, payroll services, hospitality, administrative, maintenance, technical, and film.

The 2015 Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the school, 1600 Dodge Ave. Doors will close at 1:30 p.m. Youth are encouraged to fill out a Summer Youth Employment Program application in advance of the job fair. The application is available on line.

To attend, youth must be enrolled in school and be at least 14 years of age when the employment program begins in mid-June and live only in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202. Youth may be required to take a pre-hire drug test.

Little Beans Cafe Hiring Event – Jan. 17 & 21

Little Beans Café is set to open on Friday, February 13 at 430 Asbury Avenue. A sister-brother duo, Shannon Valko and Rob Spengler, own the business and presently operate a Little Beans Café in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood.

The Chicago location opened in 2010 with a focus on “little beans” ranging from ages 0-6. Its concept is to operate a family café and play space for children where parents can enjoy coffee or a snack while their children engage in supervised play. At the new Evanston location, that concept will expand to include space for “big beans” (ages 5-12) as a secondary market.

Little Beans Café Evanston will have a 3,000-square-foot play area, be open 7 days a week and include drop-in play opportunities. The cafe will serve coffee, tea, muffins, sandwiches, salads and other light fare. It will feature Intelligentsia Coffee, which is roasted in Chicago. Customers will have the option of using a drive-through window to get their morning brew.

With a background in sports, recreation and marketing, Valko will concentrate on the little beans portion of the venture. While Spengler, a self-proclaimed foodie with a business degree, will focus on the café.

To ensure a safe and secure place for young children, parents will check in with their children at a registration desk. A wristband will be issued for admission to play spaces. Café only patrons will not get a wristband and play areas will be off limits.

The largest play space has a camp theme with a tree fort, general store, ranger station, and vet clinic. Another space is the half-court gym, where both little and big beans can enjoy age-appropriate indoor sports. Play spaces for the two age groups are divided by an open area with unique Evanston features, such as a replica of the Grosse Point Lighthouse.

Little Beans will hold two on-site hiring events: the first on Saturday, January 17 and another on Wednesday, January 21. Note: all managerial staff are in place. Candidates looking to work with children must have some childcare experience and former nannies or daycare workers are desired. On the café side, candidates with experience as a barista are preferred. For those staffing the registration desk and performing other customer service duties, a background working with kids is a plus.

According to Valko, they seek to hire some qualified staff from Evanston. “We have reached out to ETHS and Northwestern.” Anyone interested in working at Little Beans can obtain details at or visit their website.

As for drawing customers, “Our marketing radius is all of Evanston and the nearby suburbs of Wilmette, Skokie, Niles and Park Ridge,” Valko said. “Within Chicago, we can service neighborhoods from Andersonville north to Roger Park and West Ridge.”

Little Beans Café is looking into ways to make their business accessible to more local families. “We are partnering with the City of Evanston and District 65 to create a discount card and offer half-price days,” Valko said.

“We hope to be a community space where families can come and spend quality time together.”

Meet Candidates for Evanston Cradle to Career Executive Director Position – Weds. Dec. 3

Evanston community members are invited to meet and provide feedback on the three final candiates for the first Evanston Cradle to Career Executive Director Position at a Community Meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 3 at Evanston Township High School, Room N112, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Attendees will be asked to fill out a feedback form on all of the candidates; these forms will be used in the final selection process. The voice of our community matters, and the organizations which are part of the Evanston Cradle to Career initiative hope you will be able to attend.

Over the last several years, representatives from all different parts of the community have joined together to financially support and develop the launch of this exciting, new, citywide, collective impact initiative.

The goal of this work is that by the age of 23, all Evanston young adults will be leading productive lives, building on the resources, education, and support that they and their families have had to help them grow into resilient, educated, healthy, self-sufficient, and socially responsible adults. The Executive Director will lead this work going forward. For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311.

Summer Job Fair – Sat. April 19

SAVE THE DATE for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Job Fair for youth ages 14-18 on April 19, 2014 at Evanston Township High School, 9:00am-2:00pm.

You must be enrolled in school, be at least 14 years of age by mid June 2014 and live in zip codes 60201 and 60202. For more information contact Porschia Davis at or call 3-1-1.

Development Manager – Child Care Center of Evanston

Position Summary:
A new position for the Child Care Center of Evanston, the Director of Development Services will work with the Executive Director, leadership team, staff and advisory board members to review existing fundraising programs, develop a strategy to increase revenue and oversee this strategy in the future.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute a strategy for increasing and sustaining a large base of annual individual donors
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with existing major donors
  • Manage database administration, report programming, gift processing and records maintenance
  • Track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Identify, apply and track grants from research foundations, corporate and community groups
  • Work with the Finance & Fundraising Committees to establish and reach annual goals
  • Participate in board development with particular emphasis on fundraising techniques and attracting new members
  • Assist with all fundraising campaigns including the Annual Appeal and Spring Benefit


  • BA Degree
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Proficiency with Gift Works or other database program and MS Office Suite
  • Familiarity with local non-profit and educational landscape
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

Reports to: Executive Director

Category: Part-Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Benefits:

  • Flexible work hours and location
  • Satisfying work environment

E-mail resume to:

Odd Jobs Over the Holidays? Call YJC

YJC LogoNeed any odd jobs done over the holiday break? Contact the Youth Job Center by 12/24 with your requests for babysitting, shoveling, furniture moving, you name it! Call 847-864-JOBS!

Youth Job Center Job Fair – Thursday, Oct. 10

Know someone who needs a job?  Tell them about the Youth Job Center Job Fair on Thursday, Job Fair FlyerOctober 10. The event will take place at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston, from 1:00-4:00 PM.  The job fair is open to anyone 16 years and older. Resumes and appropriate interview attire are strongly recommended!
Employers planning to attend include:
  • Lowes Home Improvement
  • UPS
  • Target
  • Gate Gourmet
  • Best Buy
  • K&G Fashion
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • Fieldwork
  • Silverleaf Resorts
  • Mather Lifeways
  • R.F. Mau Co.
  • New York Life
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • …and more

Shop Local, Shop Evanston, Support Non-Profits

EWTEvanston Works Together is a Shop Local, Shop Evanston campaign that benefits clients of Connections for the Homeless, Youth Job Center, and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore.

Please support these organizations on August 6, 13, 20, and 27, participating local retailers will donate 5% of their sales to help unemployed local area residents develop job skills and find work.

By shopping and dining locally you help our local economy, you help local unemployed residents find work, and you help show that Evanston does, indeed, WORK TOGETHER!

Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair – April 20 & 27

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program’s annual Job Fair will be held on two Saturdays this year. Evanston youth age 14 -18 years can choose to attend on April 20 or 27, 2013. The fair will take place both days from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. There will be over 100 summer positions available; the majority of the jobs will be with the City of Evanston.

Youth are encouraged to fill out a Summer Youth Employment Program application in advance online at or at an outreach session. Outreach sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the week of April 8 at the following locations:

  • Evanston Public Library’s Teen Loft, 1703 Orrington Ave. – April 8-12
  • North Branch Library, 2026 Central St. – April 8
  • Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch Library, 900 Chicago Ave. – April 11
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. – April 8
  • Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St. – April 9
  • Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. – April 10
  • Chandler-Newberger Community Center, 1028 Central St. – April 11
  • Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. – April 12

In order to be eligible to attend the job fair, youth must be enrolled in school, be at least 14 years of age when the Youth Employment Program begins in mid-June and live only in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202. Current high school students must attend at least one of three Youth Job Center presentations, to be held in the ETHS Auditorium from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on April 3, 10 and 17.

At the Job Fair, staff from the Career & Counseling Center of ETHS and the ETHS Alumni Association will be on site to conduct mock interviews and facilitate various seminars to help prepare youth for their first job.

For more information, visit, e-mail or call 3-1-1 (847/448-4311).