After School Matters | Offers teens innovative out-of-school activities. Partnered with the City of Chicago, CPS, Chicago Public Library and Chicago Park District. Variety of activities that all help develop job skills.

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago | Red Cross offers youth volunteer and training opportunities. Classes in CPR, First Aid, Aquatics, Professional Rescuers, Caregiving, Pet First Aid, and Emergency Preparedness Presentations.

BBF Family Services | The mission of the BBF Family Services (BBF is to improve the quality of life for North Lawndale youth and their families by providing safe, stable, and nurturing experiences that enhance their emotional, social, academic, and career development.

Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation Program | The BLM, a leader in the nation’s management of wildland fire, carries out a broad range of actions to protect the public, natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, recreational areas, and other values and resources. The BLM’s Fire and Aviation Program is headquartered at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho, where it works with seven other federal agencies to manage wildland fire, primarily in the western United States.

Chicago Actors Studio | Provide workshops and 1 on 1 training for stage and film acting. This well-known accredited and acclaimed training program is second to none, incorporating all the necessary skills that an actor must acquire to achieve & ensure a successful career. This includes skills such as scene study, character development, script analysis, voice & diction, monologues, cold reading, intro to Shakespeare, intro to Meisner, sense memory, improvisation, emotional recall & more!

Chicago School of Violin Making | The program's focus is on construction of instruments in the violin family. A minimum of seven instruments are built in the three years; of these, three must be violins and one must be a viola. The remaining three instruments are the student's choice, with instructor approval. The building of a cello is optional. Previous playing experience, while helpful, is not required for admission. Each student compiles a construction notebook from notes taken during demonstrations and lectures. Using diagrams, drawings, and written notes, this notebook becomes the student's bench manual in which revisions and additions will be made throughout the three years. The theory of sound production and violin design is incorporated into the construction learning process. Students are given opportunities through tours and visiting lecturers to see and hear violins made by old and modern masters

Chicago Women in Trades | Supports and trains women in high-skilled, high wage, non-traditional careers. Training and advocacy for women in the trades. Information sessions on regular basics that shows people how to get into the trades.

Entrenuity | Provide trainings to educators and youth regarding entrepreneurial skills. “We achieve this through: Instructor TrainingDirect Instructional ServicesBusiness Development ServicesFinancial Literacy & Asset Building ProgramsCurriculum ResourcesProgram Design Support”

Farther Foundation | Provides scholarships for travel opportunities for low-income Chicago area HS students on the basis that travel can be a life-changing learning experience.

Greater West Town Project | Youth education and career development programs. West Town Academy - Alternative high school. Youth mentoring and employment service. Provide job training in two areas: 1. Woodworking and solid surface manufacturing 2. Shipping and Receiving Both training centers are at the location above.

Green Corps Chicago | “We offer horticultural instruction, plant materials and technical assistance to organizations who garden in a public space - including schools, faith institutions, libraries, public housing communities and block clubs. We also provide a green jobs training program for qualified individuals.”

HighSight | Provides scholarships to low-income Chicago students to attend private high schools. The chance to attend a private (and academically better) high school greatly improves the student’s chances of getting into college and being prepared for college. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice.

Hyde School Postgraduate Year | Along with traditional educational offerings such as academics, athletics, and the arts, Hyde School provides students with experiences that will guide, shape, and transform the way they view themselves and their families. Since its founding, Hyde School has been centered on the premise that character, attitude and effort will lead to academic excellence, significant achievement and personal fulfillment. Hyde is based on the belief that each individual is endowed with a unique potential that defines a destiny.

I.C. Stars | This is a post high school training program in computer technology. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. The program is particularly geared to young people that have overcome adversity in their life. Using project-based learning, participants work in teams on a range of projects during this intensive training course and two year practicum. There are 300 learning objectives over the length of three projects. Each project is four weeks long and the initial program wraps up with career readiness training and job shadowing to provide our interns with on-the-job training. Each student earns as much as 1,000 hours of hands-on practical business experience and social media expertise.

Illinois Solar Energy Association | The Illinois Solar Energy Association is a non-profit organization that promotes the widespread application of renewable energy through education and advocacy.  As the Illinois chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, we are the local resource for educational classes, events, renewable energy related policy developments, local news and access to local renewable energy vendors.

Medical School Scholarship Program, Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba | Medical training in Cuba. The courses are taught in Spanish. Six year program including one year rotating internship. Requirements: under 30 years old, us citizen, proficiency in college level science, one year biology, one year inorganic chemistry with lab, one year organic chemistry with lab, one year physics. Persons of color and/or low income are especially encouraged to apply.

National Runaway Switchboard | Offers fee based training for individuals interested helping keep American runaways and at risk youth safe and off the street. Individuals in training must pay for class fees and travel expenses. Utilizes a Solution-Focuses Crisis Intervention Model to support youth, runaway prevention, case management, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. In Chicago Crisis Line Worker volunteers are needed to help answer more than 300 calls to the hotline a day. Line Workers identify caller needs such as filing abuse reports, finding shelter and making arrangements to return home. Minimum age is 16, must make a 100 hour 1 year commitment.

One Summer Chicago | One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions,community-based organizations and companies to offeremployment and internship opportunitiesto youth and young adults ages 14 to 24

PCCTI | Courses in healthcare and IT

Prevention Force Family Center, Inc. | PFFC’s mission is to create an environment where individuals are self-sufficient, responsible and productive residents of the community. Their primary goal is to provide the necessary programs and services that help low-income individuals and families become self-sufficient.

Schuler Scholar Program (Americorps) | The Schuler Scholar Program, through enrichment and academic programs, guidance, and scholarships, prepares high potential students to succeed at selective colleges. We believe that if high potential but vulnerable students have access to academic and enrichment programs while in high school, are well informed of college options, receive support from family, friends, teachers and mentors, are motivated, and secure financial assistance, they will be successful in obtaining a college degree. Members deliver educational programs coordinate and chaperone Scholar outings (e.g. theatre, opera, museums, picnics, etc.), work one-on-one with Scholars and families, and usually become a role model for the Scholars.

Washburne Culinary School | Basic certification program held part-time evenings. Associate degree programs M-R 8am-2pm. Parrot Cage restaurant.

Wilderness Inquiry | This organization is dedicated to sharing the outdoors with others by offering an extensive list of canoe, kayak, hiking, horsepack, and dogsled trips throughout North America. Each year there are 250 events that serve 9000 people! Hosts a variety of nationwide programs that include seasonal jobs, internships, and volunteering.  They also offer training courses throughout the year.

Worsham College of Mortuary Science | Careers in the funeral services industry are challenging. Finding success requires a variety of proven skills and industry knowledge. At Worsham, they train their students with all the hard skills and industry knowledge necessary to be successful in funeral service. During your year, you will learn: – Certification of crematory operations of CANA– National Funeral Directors Association Funeral Director Organizer Training– License from the National Examination Board