Program Requirements

Through a rigorous selection process, we carefully choose participants who are prepared to undergo and complete our intensive workforce development program. Candidates are screened for an ability to overcome adversity, and for an innate drive to succeed in the business world and lead change in our communities.

Below are the program requirements for candidates who enroll into the program:

  • GED recipient or High School graduate
  • 6 months (780 hours) prior work experience
  • This is a needs based program, so you must qualify according to our income guidelines
  • Availability from 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday–Friday for four consecutive months
  • Ability to uphold and honor a 0 absences/0 tardiness policy
  • Ability to commute daily to downtown Chicago
  • Motivated to drive social change

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$9,846
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$57,240