Feb 10A Foot in the Door
Thanks to donor and community support, students living at Marian Park participated in the Youth to Career Fair, an educational fair put on in partnership with the greater Wheaton, IL community.
This program offered Mercy Housing residents valuable information about discovering meaningful career paths. Our Resident Services staff partnered with our onsite Out-of-School Time program coordinator from the DuPage County Area Project (DuCAP) to organize this opportunity. Exploring job growth and development opportunities is a powerful experience and is very introspective.
Attendees were able to learn more about careers through one-to-one interactions which allowed the kids to ask questions of the community professionals, to better understand what might be a good career path for them. The Youth to Career Fair community partners included the Carol Stream Police Department, Heritage Professional Associates, Fox Valley Wildlife Center, Wheaton Bank and Trust, and First Institute.
Residents appreciate the supportive services they receive at Mercy Housing, and your gifts make these programs possible. You are creating opportunities for success for so many people.