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Program Assocaite – The Roots Initiative


  • Program Implementation | Collaborate with the program team to implement TRI’s initiatives, ensuring alignment with the organization’s Purpose, Vision, and Theory of Change.
  • Participant Engagement | Facilitate engaging and culturally responsive activities and workshops for Black youth, fostering an environment that promotes joy, wellness, and a sense of empowerment.
  • Community Outreach | Assist in building and maintaining relationships with community partners, schools, and organizations to enhance program reach and impact.
  • Data Collection and Evaluation | Support the collection of data on program outcomes and participant feedback, contributing to the organization’s ongoing learning and improvement.
  • Administrative Support | Provide administrative assistance in organizing events, coordinating logistics, and maintaining accurate program records.
  • Cultural Competence | Demonstrate cultural competence in all aspects of program delivery, recognizing and celebrating the diversity within the Black community.
  • Collaboration | Work collaboratively to ensure a holistic and integrated approach to youth development and community impact.


  • Experience working with Black youth and a deep understanding of the cultural, social, and educational challenges they may face.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of The Roots Initiative.
  • Must have reliable transportation and the ability to travel to various programming locations throughout the Chicagoland area.
  • Candidates must undergo a background check.


12-month contract (December 2023-December 2024)


$25/hour for 15 hours per week

How to Apply

Interested candidates should sub