At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, April 25, 2011

WCPC Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program

The Woodlawn Children's Promise Community (WCPC) is a non-profit organization that partners with parents and community members to support children from birth into young adulthood, ensuring holistic development and supporting the path towards college, citizenship and career opportunities. They are supported by founding institutional partners that include the Apostolic Church of God, the University of Chicago and CPS.

This summer the WCPC will partner with the Children's Defense Fund to host the CDF Freedom Schools program in two Woodlawn schools. They will serve children ages 5 to 13 for six weeks and integrate reading, conflict resolution and social action in an activity-based curriculum to promote social, cultural and historical awareness. For more information on the program, visit the website here.

They are particularly interested in hiring summer staff who are enthusiastic, committed to social justice and have experience working with children. Positions open include:
  • Project Director
  • Ella Baker Trainer
  • Site Coordinator
  • Servant Leader Interns
  • Volunteer
Click here to learn about these and more positions and how to apply.

Applications Deadline is April 27.

For more information contact Stephanie S. Smith, Program Coordinator, Woodlawn Children's Promise Community,

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