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Jumpstart is a student employment program where DePaul students work off-campus in teams of 5-6 DePaul student​s at preschools located in under-resourced communities. DePaul students support 3, 4 and 5 year olds with developing their language and literacy skills as well as their social/emotional skills.  DePaul students who participate in Jumpstart must arrange their class schedules to keep one of the following two time slots open for all of the 2015-2016 academic year: Mon/Wed 2:00pm-6:30pm OR Tues/Thurs 8:30am-2pm.  Students who are interested in participating in Jumpstart should submit an application at the following website and select DePaul as their University and choose the position of Corps Member.

McCormick Community Internship (MCI) Program is for DePaul students to work in collaboration with a community organization to design their own internship. The internship should be focused on project-based work that both utilizes the student’s individual talents, experiences and academic expertise as well as benefits the community organization. The McCormick Community Internship is a quarter-long internship program with potential for renewal for up to two additional quarters. Interns receive $1,200 stipend per academic quarter for 100 hours of work with their organization. At the end of the year, McCormick interns present their final projects at the Steans Center’s annual Service Speaks conference in May. For more information and to apply to the MCI program please visit the Campus Job Board and find the position titled McCormick Community Internship (MCI) Intern:

The School Based Partnerships programs of the Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships (Egan UECP) is seeking highly qualified and motivated graduate students for Site Coordinator positions with our various school partners throughout Chicago. Site Coordinators will serve as the main liaisons between the school partner and the Egan UECP and other DePaul and community resources. Site Coordinators will also oversee the learning and work of a small team of undergraduate tutor/mentors at their school. Candidates should have experience with schools or other educational programs; supervision or other leadership positions; and, should also have a passion for equity and social justice. Site Coordinators for our Catholic school partners are paid work study positions. For our public school partnerships, Site Coordinators receive a scholarship.  For more information contact: Alicia Ferraris at