City Year Chicago

University of Illinois Prepares Graduates To Decrease Drop Out Rate With City Year

CHICAGO, IL (December 7, 2012) – 18 recent graduates of University of Illinois are acting on a passion of service after graduation.  These alumni have committed to 1,700 hours, by giving a year of service with City Year. Not only are they serving their country, these leaders are addressing one of the major issues in our nation that is a leading cause of joblessness and crime, the high school dropout crisis. This year more than 2,500 corps members are serving as full-time tutors, mentors and role models to students in many of the nation’s underserved communities.

More than one million students- one every 26 seconds- give up on school each year. Fifty percent of the nation’s dropouts come from just 12 percent of schools. City Year corps members can choose to serve in one of our 24 sites, or choose to serve at a site where most needed. Of the 241 schools City Year serves nationwide, 75% are among the lowest performing 5% in their state.

“Majoring in history required me to engage on a scholastic quest informed by the humanities. While at University of Illinois, I was enrolled in courses that critically analyzed “the system,”… in which we are challenged to navigate. This inspired me to become a corps member of City Year.  Through my corps experience, I can single handedly experience the legacies of the injustices I was educated on; and hopefully, amplify the whisper of change,” says Tezeru Teshome. Teshome, a 2012 alumnus of University of Illinois is currently serving at Harper High School in the West Englewood community of Chicago.

In exchange for a year of service with City Year, corps members receive a generous living stipend, a $5,550 Segal Educational Award, student loan forbearance on federal student loans, and health insurance.  City Year also has over 70 “Give a Year” partnerships who offer corps members in exchange for a year of full-time service, 25%-100% tuition scholarships to qualified City Year corps and alumni.

City Year is an education-focused, non-profit organization founded in 1988, that partners with public schools to provide full-time targeted intervention for students most at risk of dropping out. In more than 20 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, our teams of young AmeriCorps leaders support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs that keep kids in school and on track to graduate.

Yours in Service,

Patrick Magner

Recruitment Manager | Alumnus ’09

City Year Chicago
36 S. Wabash Suite 1500 | Chicago, IL 60603
T: 312.423.7174 | F: 312.464.1736 |

Private tutoring opportunity (will not count toward 50 hours)

We are Paul C Peter and Dr.Suma Peter parents of Josh Peter. Thank you for your help and support getting U of I tutors.

Our son Josh Peter is joining parkland  College Champaign. He is currently diagnosed as having Aspergers Disorder and Non verbal learning disability.

He needs help in studies. We request students who are studying at U of I – B.S- Secondary Education as major to tutor Josh. We will pay them for their tutoring.

U of I tutors helped Josh when he was at Centennial High school. he did well.

Can you please sent email to student who are interested for tutoring.

My email id is  My cell number is 217-377-5411.  You can give both my email and phone number.  We appreciate for your help and support.

Thanking You

Paul and Dr.Suma Peter

Part-time work as a care provider

Part-time care provider needed for an independent 14 year old with autism and specialized healthcare. Adult supervision is required for health monitoring only. Training will be provided. Pay rate is $10 per hour. Days/hours needed are as follows: Monday, 430-7:30; Tuesday, 12:30-4:30; and Wednesday, 12:30-4:30. Location is Urbana. Please call 707-290-8312 or 217-607-0855 if interested.

Research study on llife as a first year UIUC student


We are inviting you to participate in a study of college adjustment among freshmen that is being conducted by researchers at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Boston University, Boston College, and University of California Santa Barbara. The study involves completing a brief, confidential web survey (link below) that includes questions about your experiences prior to starting at UIUC. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of how first year students adjust to college – the challenges and successes that you experience. We will be sending out a follow-up survey in the Spring to learn about your first year at UIUC. To thank you for your time, we will raffle off one $300 Apple Gift Card.

Click the link to take part in this important study about college life:

More information about this study can be found by linking to the web survey, or by contacting Dr. Dorothy Espelage at or Gabriel Merrin at

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. If you could please pass the following information along to your students, and post it on your website(s), it would be greatly appreciated. I have also attached a file for fliers.

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PK -12 Teaching Opportunities

To:      Education Department

From:  Shannon Johnston

Re:      PK-12 Teaching Jobs


Since 1902, Southern Teachers Agency has helped candidates find teaching and coaching jobs in private & independent schools in the South.  It is our hope that you will consider forwarding this email to students interested in teaching.

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