The Resurrection Project works with schools, students, and parents to ensure that all of our community members have access to high-quality education. To that end, we engage in the following initiatives:
Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program
TRP organizers work with local parents, training them to become advocates for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program. This scholarship fund enables parents to enroll children in the school of their choice and increases access to area Catholic schools for Latino families.
TRP’s Parent Mentor Program
TRP’s Parent Mentor Program aims to strengthen relationships between students, teachers, and parents. Over the course of an academic year, parents participate in leadership development training, assist teachers in classrooms, learn about the public education system, and organize regular community events. Through program participation, parents become engaged actors in school communities and active participants in their children’s education.
Illinois State University
TRP partners with Illinois State University (ISU) to recruit and develop effective educators for urban schools and their communities. Through diverse initiatives, TRP provides future educators with classroom experience and professional development while connecting local high to ISU’s College of Education so that young adults can learn more about teaching as a profession.
RISE, or Research, Integration, Support, and Enrichment, is a community engagement philosophy that TRP embodies in its work with Jose Clemente Orozco Academy. In this partnership, TRP offers students a wide array of afterschool programming, such as peace and leadership club, coding club, gardening, sports clubs, theater, and more. Activities are designed with an eye toward civic engagement and connecting students to their city. TRP also offers programming for Orozco Academy parents, including leadership development training, financial wellness workshops, and more.
Paid Internship Program
In addition, TRP offers a Paid Internship Program for full-time college students during the academic year. This program allows students to gain valuable professional experience, while contributing to projects that positively impact local communities. Throughout the internship year, participants receive leadership development training, on-the-job mentoring, and access to networking opportunities.
For information about this opportunity, please call 312-374-8094.