Office of Civic Engagement

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Job application site for undergraduates

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Job application site for graduate students


Student Civic Engagement Pathfinder is for any UChicago undergraduate or graduate student seeking to work or volunteer in a role that supports the local community, and to develop the knowledge, skills, experiences to make a difference.

Contact us

The University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement
Edward H. Levi Hall, Suite 102
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

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Education & Youth Development

Jumpstart - Pre-School Tutor

Neighborhood School Program
Neighborhood Schools Program

Students interested in early childhood education should apply to be a Jumpstart Corps Member. Jumpstart is a nonprofit organization that helps 3-5 year olds learn to read and write. At the University of Chicago, Jumpstart partners with NSP to train undergraduate and graduate students to run their own literacy program for 3-5 year olds by working closely with preschool teachers in Woodlawn schools. Students receive extensive training during Autumn Quarter before being assigned to schools in teams to deliver the literacy lessons and lead activities. Students should expect to work about 7-9 hours/week, which includes ongoing training sessions.

  • Work study preferred
  • All study levels
  • 7 hours p/w
  • $13 - $13
  • Education
  • Expired