Christopher House

job description

 About Our Organization: 

Christopher House is a family of schools that helps low-income, at-risk families succeed in school, the workplace, and life. Through our unique and innovative approach, Christopher House effectively works to close the opportunity gap through a continuum of personalized education with immersive family supports, starting at birth.

Christopher House was founded in 1906 during the settlement house movement to support immigrants transitioning to life in America. Since then, the agency has continually evolved to best meet the needs of the community. Christopher House was one of Chicago’s first Head Start providers in the 1960s, piloted teen parent programs in the 1980s, and today, operates a family of schools in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin, Logan Square, and Uptown neighborhoods. 

 

See website for more info.

 

 

 About the Position: 

 Community Ambassadors

The Community Ambassadors under the Family Support Services will be a crucial part of Christopher House community engagement efforts. The Community Ambassadors will work closely with the Family Support Services Team, especially the Family Advocates. The Ambassadors will help update and expand our menu of community support services while building relationships with community-based organizations and services providers. 

  • Lead or coordinate community activities and sessions for parents

  • Community Needs assessment support: Help identify community resources, community leaders and stakeholders and update our current community resource manual

  • Attend scheduled outreach events with the Employment Services Team to assist with table setup/tear down, distribution of materials, intake paperwork completion, providing information on community resources, and other activities as mutually agreed upon

  • Assist with parent recruitment whose children would benefit from enrolling in Christopher House early childhood and School age programs.

 

 Time Commitment: 

35 hours per week for 10 weeks including 5 hours per week of paid professional development

Monday through Friday 10:00AM - 3:30 PM 

Paid professional development scheduled throughout the internship

$15/hr compensation

 Location of Internship: 

100% Onsite

Uptown Campus at 4701 North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

Stewart at 5235 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639

 Our Ideal Intern Exhibits: 
  • Good Communication Skills

  • Activator Skills

  • Arranger/Developer​ Skills

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 To apply: 

Please send an email with your resume attached to

Shaylana Frey at sfrey@christopherhouse.org.