Volunteer opportunity – visit CPS classrooms

Career and Technical Education (CTE) division of Chicago Public Schools is looking for architects to speak in the classroom in several high schools.  This year the CTE is attempting to ramp up their partnerships with associations and businesses to offer students more opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

Would you like to volunteer?

Additional info:
Speakers will aid thousands of students in over 60 community, selective enrollment, and career high schools throughout the city.  These students are pursuing career training in a particular area (e.g. business, IT, health, pre-engineering, architecture, etc.) while still completing their core CPS academic requirements.

A classroom period is approximately 50 minutes.  Speakers are encouraging to bring items or show visual images that bring to life what they do.

Outline of speaker agenda:


Speaker’s personal background and current professional title and organization


Background on the goals and jobs involved in the speaker’s organization and industry


Exciting parts and drawbacks about speaker’s job  and lifestyle related to job (eg hours, travel, pay, job outlooks, career benefits, etc.)

ACADEMIC SKILLS: Academic skills needed to succeed in speaker’s career path/industry

OTHER SKILLS: Other skills, traits, experiences needed to succeed in speaker’s career path/industry

TIPS: Tips for success in life

QUESTIONS: Student Questions

Please use this form to register.
Thank you!

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2 Responses to Volunteer opportunity – visit CPS classrooms

  1. Manny Juarez says:

    Last year we held a training session for new AIA CIC volunteers and supported some classroom visits to schools participating in our annual Newhouse Competition. If we can help again in any way please let us know. We can also host any of your meetings in our new ArcelorMittal Design Studio and we have curriculum resources if needed.


  2. Manny Juarez says:

    Post from Manny at the Chicago Architecture Foundation – architecture.org/cafteens

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