Dear LEARN Alumni,

Please always know that I am so very proud of both your prior accomplishments and future ambitions. Your tenacity motivates me.

I ask that you stay connected to LEARN and communicate how we can support your efforts to earn a college degree.

Warm Regards,

Greg White
  • Destiny Evans L8'17 who will be attending Northern Illinois in the fall

  • Dominique Jordan RB'17 who will be attending Washington University- St. Louis in the fall

  • Aniya Donaldson RB'17 for being accepted to 8 colleges and will be attending Illinois State

  • Tatiana Tingle RB'13 for graduating from Lewis University

  • Michaela Lawrence RB'17 who will be attending Illinois State in the fall!

  • Tea Stewart RB'17 for being accepted to 14 colleges and will be attending Xavier University.
Internship: LEARN Internship
The LEARN summer internship application is live for a limited time! This year we have 2 additional options for the internship which include True Search and the Chicago Government Office. All candidates are required to take part in a formal, competitive interview process.

Please see the requirements below before applying:
  • Currently enrolled in school (Rising High School freshman up to College Graduates in Spring 2021.)
  • Must have graduated eighth grade from a LEARN campus.
  • LEARN Alumni under the age of 16 are eligible to apply but will be required to get an employment certificate before beginning work.

Job: Customer Service Rep
As a Customer Service Representative, you will manage a high volume of incoming calls from customers while navigating multiple systems to aid in answering questions and resolving issues. Candidates who are selected for this position will work with a blended approach remotely and in-office based on business needs. You must live within driving distance of the in-office location at E. Butterfield Road in Lombard to have the ability to commute to the location as needed. No college degree required!

Job: Warehouse Team Member
Become part of the dedicated team that gets orders ready for people relying on Amazon’s service. From flexible part-time roles to full-time set schedules with health care benefits, Amazon has a variety of jobs. Find the right Amazon opportunity for you today. No college degree required!

Job: Deal Execution & Innovation Analyst
Accenture Sales professionals drive the sales process and outcomes on a dedicated basis, growing a profitable pipeline and/or backlog of sales, through deal origination, sales negotiations, and closure.

They are involved in multiple activities like target the right clients, grow quality pipeline, win profitable deals and manage sales activities with the objective of creating mutually beneficial, trust-based relationships that create value.

Job: Part-time Cashier
Provides support as a member of the Front-End team to include assisting customers during the check-out process, performing all cash register functions, bagging groceries, and working at the customer service desk. Works to maintain attractive customer service displays and support the regional Customer Service vision.

For more Job, Scholarship, and Internship information visit the LEARN Alumni Page.
Things to do!
The city is officially starting to open back up so make sure you take advantage of everything it has to offer!
  1. Virtual Reality experience at Sandbox VR
  2. Visit the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit
  3. Visit the WNDR Museum
  4. Kayak on the Chicago River
  5. Enjoy Chicago's amazing restaurants
AAPI Heritage Month
This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month and we want to bring to light the hate and discrimination that they have been facing. This time last year we were discussing the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, hoping that some justice would be served while urging the world to take the plight of Black Americans seriously. We were offered a small victory with the conviction of Derek Chauvin, but we still have a long way to go. We told the world then that hate has no place here and that sentiment still stands. Asian Americans have a rich history in America and it has not always been a pretty picture from internment camps to exclusionary practices. We ask that you make sure you are part of the solution and not the problem. We are stronger together!
Tip of the Month
Although COVID-19 cases are slowing down in Illinois it is still extremely important that you protect yourself and consider getting the vaccine. The vaccine reduces your risk of contracting the infection with all of the available vaccines being over 60% effective. The vaccine has also been shown to reduce the chances of serious illness if you were to contract COVID-19.

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • 95% effective
  • 2 shots, 3 weeks apart
  • Moderna
  • 94% effective
  • 2 shots, 4 weeks apart
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • 66% effective
  • 1 shot

With the vaccine, additional opportunities such as travel will also become more accessible to you as several countries such as France are allowing vaccinated visitors from the United States only. Some schools are starting to make vaccines mandatory for attendance as well, so for all our future college students, it will be essential for you. In addition to travel abilities, you will also be working towards reducing the need for masks and less restrictions when outside. There are several ways to get a vaccine so don't wait. Book an appointment now!
Alumni Spotlight
These alumni are recognized for exuding the core values of high expectations and bringing the LEARN mission to life.
Taylor Stewart '12
Member and Customer Operations Specialist, AboveBoard

It's common knowledge that people expect you to have a plan after college, to know where your next move will be but that's not always the case. Graduating in a pandemic only made planning my next move all the much harder. Receiving notices that jobs were on a hiring freeze became commonplace but due to networking and connections I was able to get a position with my current startup, AboveBoard. AboveBoard is an executive hiring marketplace that focuses on helping underrepresented executives land C-suite and Board roles. As much as I love what I do its nothing like what I envisioned for myself when choosing my college major. A majority of the people in my company were the same, studying things that have nothing to do with what they are doing now and thats perfectly okay. It's okay to not have a plan, to have a plan that changes, or to have several plans. As many have said before it's the journey that counts. So next time someone asks you what your plan is say that you don't know but you're excited to find out.
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