Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rep. Sims Youth Employment Fair;ILBC Scholarship Available

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Apply for the ILBC Foundation Scholarship!!
This application is for students seeking an undergraduate degree. Applicants should be an accepted student at an accredited institution of higher learning to include community colleges, private institutions and certified vocational training programs.
ILBC Members, ILBC employees, ILBC Foundation board members, and their immediate relatives are ineligible for the scholarship program.
You can email the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee at or stop by our office located 8658 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL. Suite 404, to request an application.
All applications for the scholarship must be postmarked by May 1st. Please take note that only applicants chosen to receive an award will be notified by letter.
Submit applications to the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship
Foundation Committee P.O. Box 10243 Springfield, IL. 62741
City of Chicago Home Buyers Assistant Program
To help make homeownership possible for a broad range of working families, the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, chaired by Treasurer Kurt Summers, partnered with the City of Chicago to established the Home Buyer Assistance Program. The Program will offer grants to eligible home buyers and borrowers to support down payment and closing costs. The Chicago Infrastructure Trust will administer the program, working in conjunction with authorized lending institutions responsible for accepting and processing applications. The Home Buyer Assistance Program is open to families or individuals who are buying a home or refinancing an existing mortgage.
For More Information Click Here To Sign Up

Become a Chicago-Area Electrician!!

Men and Women, Do You Want to Earn $42 Per Hour? Do You Want A Career with a Long, Positive Future? Are You Willing to Work Hard and to Learn? Do You Want Wonderful Benefits?
If So, Call The Black Star Project to
You must be interviewed, have a valid driver's license, be drugfree, have proof of citizenship, have a social security card, be at least 17 years old, pass a basic skills and academic test, be in good physical shape, clear a background check, and a have a letter of recommendation.

Please call the Black Star Project 773.285.9600 today for this limited opportunity.
Serious Inquiries Only!

Congressman Bobby Rush's
Congressional Art Competition
Congressman Bobby Rush's Annual Congressional Art Competition which gives high school students in his District, the chance to win two round-trip tickets to D.C. and have an art piece, they created, displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for a year. This competition seeks to encourage, engage and recognize high school students who use the arts as a tool to express themselves. Students in 7th through 12th grade are eligible to participate.
Students' submissions can be presented as paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, photography, or a collage. Please closely follow the guidelines to ensure a student's entry is not disqualified. All entries are due by Wednesday, April 27, 2016 to the Chicago or Midlothian Office. A panel of qualified individuals will review the entries and select the winner.
To confirm your participation or if you have any questions, please contact Dennis Hawkins in in his office at (773) 224-6500 or by e-mail at gov.
The City of Chicago FREE Tax Service Program
If you are a family earning up to $50,000
or an individual earning up to $25,000, you may be eligible to take advantage of this FREE service and find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit(EITC), Child Tax Credit(CTC), and/or student financial aid of college!

Get FREE, confidential tax help at locations across Chicago from now
through mid-April.

The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) a not-for-profit organization and a bipartisan coalition of women legislators in the Illinois General Assembly, announce their 2016-2017 Scholarship Award Program. COWL created the scholarship program as part of its mission to promote economic independence, community service and leadership development.
Rep. Willis, the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, announces that scholarships of $2500 each will be awarded. These college scholarships are aimed at helping women who are earning their college degrees, later in life in some cases.
Scholarship applicants are required to enroll in an Illinois accredited college or university for a minimum of six credit hours to qualify, making the scholarships available to a part-time student. In addition to academic achievement the scholarship committee also considered volunteer or paid community service work that benefited women in transition. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2016. Awardees will be notified of the decisions by May 31, 2016. Scholarship applications may be downloaded from the COWL website at
For Small Businesses interested in participating in the Chicago area program, here's the registration link:
Small Business Administration, Illinois District Office
2016 Emerging Leaders Class Program
For Small Businesses interested in participating in the Chicago area program, here's the registration link:
You can save hundreds to more than $1,000 a year on commuting costs through payroll tax savings when you participate in a pre-tax transit benefit plan at work. You'll save money while enjoying a stressfree commute with Metra! For customers who use a Monthly Pass, participating in a pre-tax transit benefit plan is like getting three months of free Metra tickets each year!
Thanks to a late 2015 Congressional action, you can now offer your employees as much as $255.00 per month in pre-tax transit benefits. Their tax savings is like offering them a raise, without costing you!* Amounts for each employee will vary depending on their actual transit costs. Click Here For More Info
State Representative Elgie Sims
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"

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