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Youth Worker Opportunities 
News, Events and Articles for Youth Workers 
March 10, 2012
Youth Worker Opportunitie
Events for Youth Workers and Non-ProfitProfessionals
Diversity Job Fair
Hosted by: Francis W. Parker SchoolDate: March 10, 2012Time:9am-12pmLocation: 330 West Webster AvenueCost: FreeParticipants will have an opportunity to:
• Learn about individual participating schools and their programs• Interview with representatives from participating schoolsClickherefor a list of participating schools. Clickhereto pre- register and submit your resume prior to the event.
Educate, Inspire, and Transform: An Inter-Generational HIVPresentation and Empowerment Workshop for Women and Girls
Hosted by: Illinois Caucus for Adolescent HealthDate: March 10Time:9:30am-3pmLocation: Chicago State University, 9501 South King DriveCost: FreeWe invite girls (ages 13-19) and their role models and caregivers(mothers, grandmothers, teachers, social service providers, andcounselors) and other adult allies interested in improving the healthand well-being of all girls to join us for an educational workshop aboutHIV, healthy sexuality, and healthy relationships. Sessions will aim toincrease the number of young women who know how HIV/AIDS istransmitted and believe HIV/AIDS is a serious health problem/risk forpeople their age. Accurate information and resources about HIV/AIDS,self-worth, healthy relationships, empowerment, and leadership will beprovided. The workshop will encourage and foster discussions relatedto sexual health matters and HIV prevention messages withparticipants' friends and family members, extending the benefits of theevent to the broader community. Learn more and register.
For moreinformation contact Vivian Barrett atvivian@icah.org
.Illinois Network of Charter Schools 2012 Teacher Job Fair
Hosted by: Illinois Network of Charter SchoolsDate: March 10, 2012Time: 9am-1pmLocation: UNO Veterans Memorial Campus, 4248 W. 47th StreetCost: Free
Interested in learning aboutjob, internships andvolunteering opportunities?
If you are looking to switchcareers or hoping to make alasting impact on yourcommunity throughvolunteering, please visit our job listing page here.
Opportunities for NonprofitsFace to Face with Funders -Chicago Women inPhilanthropy - March 16
The event formerly known asJudgment Day” – a CWIPsignature program – is back.This is your opportunity to buildrelationships with Chicago-area grantmakers, and toreceive individual feedback ona sample, real-world grantproposal.How does it work? A limitednumber of organizations willhave the opportunity for aprofessional grantmaker toreview a sample proposal andoffer individual feedback.Participants will also enjoyinformal networking, and amid-morning informationsession on budgeting foroverhead in grant proposals.No need to create a newproposal; send in a recent oneor an almost-complete draft.Proposals should be no morethan 5 pages, plus a one- ortwo-page budget.
Please submit your proposal electronically to: 
Register today for the seventh annual
INCS Teacher Job Fair
brought to you by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. Meet schoolleaders from more than forty innovative public schools – includingcharter and district schools from Chicago, Greater Illinois andNorthwest Indiana. School leaders and teacher candidates alikedescribe this as the one job fair they don’t want to miss.
Registration for teachers is free, but advancedregistration and submission of an electronic resume is required. Socialworkers, guidance counselors, school leaders, and others seeking staffpositions in charter schools are also welcome to register.
Visitwww.tfaforms.com/231921to start teacher registration.
Please have a PDF or Word version of your resume on hand at time of registration 
PAUSE: Creating a Legacy of Hope for our Daughters
Hosted by: Demoiselle 2 Femme NFPDate: March 10, 2012Time: 12-2pmLocation: DuSable Museum Auditorium Illinois Black Legislators’Auditorium 740 East 56th PlaceCost: FreeWe are calling all mothers, daughters, women and girls to “pause” fromyour Saturday activities of shopping, salon appointments, televisionshows, etc. as we come together in recognition of National Women andGirls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Communities of color are in anextreme health crisis and we must create a legacy of good health topass on to future generations. Join us for an engaging symposiumdesigned for women and girls ages 12 and up! Receive your call toaction plan and toolkit to assist you in empowering other women andgirls to PAUSE!
Fundraising Workshop
Hosted by: Spertus InstituteDate: March 12, 2012Time: 9:30am-3pmLocation: Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, WilmetteCost: $129This workshop, which takes place at the Wilmette Public Library, willhelp you and your organization be more competitive in today’scomplex fundraising environment. It is taught by Dr. Karin Baird,Advisor, Faculty Chair, and Acting Director of the Spertus Master ofScience in Nonprofit Management degree program. Dr. Baird hasbeen teaching nonprofit professionals at Spertus for more than 10years, sharing her own considerable expertise in the nonprofit arena.Learn more and register
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Understanding theIssue, Identifying Victims, and Treatment Implications
Hosted by: The Night Ministry and the National Runaway SwitchboardDate: March 13, 2012Time: 8:30am-12pmLocation: The Night Ministry, 4711 N. Ravenswood Ave.Cost: $25 for one person, four staff can attend for $75Part of the Youth and Resilience Professional Development TrainingSeries. Each year in Chicago, approximately 16,000 - 20,000individuals are impacted by the sex trade. The majority of theseindividuals enter as youth, with 35% entering before the age of fifteen.The criminal justice system often fails victims, the social servicecommunity remains unaware of their specific needs, and thecommunity remains largely ignorant of the real issues they face.Registration Contact: Ashleigh Hill 773-506-3611 orashleigh@thenightministry.org.Click here for more information.
Promoting Youth Health and Wellness
Hosted by: The Center for Experiential LearningDate: March 13Time: 4-5:30PMLocation: 26 East PearsonCost: Free
You will be matched with agrantmaker, who will reviewyour proposal before the event.
Deadline for proposalsubmissions is Friday, March16
Apply for the LeadershipInstitute - March 20th
So you want to be anExecutive Director? A nonprofitleader in Chicago? ExecutiveService Corps is pleased toannounce we are nowaccepting applications for the2012 class of "So You Want tobe an Executive Director?," thepremier program of theLeadership Institute, offeredexclusively to members ofYNPN Chicago currentemployed with a non-profitorganization. Learn how to
manage staff, work with aboard of directors, prioritizeendless demands, raisemoney, plan a budget, andmarket your work! Thedeadline to apply is March20, 2012 at 5pm - lateapplications will not beaccepted.Learn more andapply
Call for Nominations - YoungNonprofit Professional andMentor of the Year Awards -March 23
YNPN Chicago is solicitingnominations for its annualYoung Nonprofit Professionalof the Year Award. This awardrecognizes a young nonprofitprofessional who has made anoutstanding contribution to theChicago nonprofit sectorthrough exemplary leadershipat his or her organization orthrough broader involvementin the Chicago nonprofit sector.The Mentor of the Year awardrecognizes someone whoprovides exemplarymentorship for young nonprofitprofessionals in Chicago. Thisis someone who is active in thepersonal and professionaldevelopment
of emergingnonprofit leaders. Bothawards will be presented atYNPN Chicago's 11thAnniversary Celebration.Learn more and nominate
Kraft Free Family Night - PlanAhead for your 2012 Visit!
Join us for Kraft Free FamilyNight, 5-8pm every Thursday,when museum admission isfree for all visitors. Groups of15 or more must book ahead. 
During this free panel, participants will learn about what promotinghealth and wellness for young people involves and how toincorporate health and wellness programming into yourorganization. This workshop will discuss the unique health andwellness needs of urban students and the importance of rolemodeling wellness as a youth worker and advocate. DThis workshop features youth workers and non-profitprofessionals from a variety of organizations tackling the complexissue of youth health and wellness on various fronts.Organizations include:Chicago Botanic Gardens - Green Youth FarmCommon ThreadsIllinois Caucus for Adolescent HealthMGR FoundationPlayworksUrban InitiativesThis event is open to any students (Loyola and non-Loyola),community organizations, volunteers, and community membersinterested in youth work and youth development.Registration is limited to 50 participants.
Parking is not available at the Water Tower Campus but you caneasily access the building via public transportation.
Not-for-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption
Hosted by:Lawyers for the Creative ArtsDate: March 13Time: 5:30-9pmLocation: 213 West Institute Place, Suite 403Cost: FreeIts grantwriting session! We are busy in the office working withhundreds of not-for-profit organizations on their grant applications.This upcoming workshop from our friends at Lawyers for the CreativeArts is helpful if you are considering not-for-profit incorporation. CallLCA at 312-649-4111 to register.
Social Media 101
Hosted by: HandsOn TechDate: March 14Time: 9:00-10:30amLocation: United Way, 560 West Lake StreetCost: FreeIs your office effectively using social media to further your mission?With a focus on Facebook and Twitter, the workshop will introducenonprofit professionals to the tools and resources available to buildawareness and advocate for your organization online. Throughinformation, research and insight, the workshop will help participantsdecide what channels are likely to be the most effective, based on theorganization’s goals, audience, staff time and what is already in place.The workshop will also explore the various methods for listening toconversations and measuring the return on your investment.ClickHERE to register!
Attracting and Retaining a Quality Workforce
Hosted by: Axelson Center for Non-Profit Management - North ParkUniversityDate: March 14Time:9am-12pmLocation: 3225 West Foster AveCost: $37.50-$75Join us for an interactive workshop that will focus on the essentialcomponents and best practices in HR management needed in hiringand retaining a quality workforce. Understand the importance ofave a group o peope ormore? Free transportation isavailable for qualified non-profit organizations servinglow-income families. Pleasesee below for bus availability.Email usor call (312) 464-7715 to register your grouptoday!
Health and Wellness Night -March 29
Get your heart pumping andyour mind racing during Healthand Wellness Night! Incelebration of our newestexhibit,
Circus Zirkus 
,community partners fromCircEsteem will teach kidscircus talents, a fun way todevelop flexibility and balance.Plus, pick up some helpful tipson how to get fit and stayhealthy.
Seeking Group Facilitators
A Loyola dual-degree graduatestudent in Social Work andWomen's & Gender Studies islooking to connect with groupfacilitators for interviews abouttheir use of ritual in groups withAfrican American women. Herhope is to find a group ofleaders using therapeutictechniques that are specificallyrelevant to this population. Thegroup facilitators must facilitategroups that are at least 30%African American womenalthough the group does notneed to be exclusively femaleor African American. Groupswith transgender women willalso be considered. If youwould like to participate orknow of any leads pleasecontact Kathrynhere.
Faith and Public HealthLeadership Institute
The Center for Faith andCommunity HealthTransformation is partneringwith the UIC Center for PublicHealth Practice to offer a Faithand Public Health LeadershipInstitute to bring teams of faithand public health leaderstogether to think and plan moredeeply about how to addressthe root causes of healthdisparities. ("Leader" if broadlydefined, including formal andinformal, institutional andcommunity, clergy and lay.) Weare particularly focused onthose working in HIV/AIDS,emergency preparedness,chronic disease, and foodaccess. Ideally we'd like forteams of faith leaders and

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