Friday, May 18, 2018

Another grab bag winner!!

Last week's tip for college success grab bag winner was Claudia Rosales.

Her tip:

"Watch YouTube for math help. I recommend Professor Leonard. He's awesome and his lessons saved me."

Congratulations, Claudia.

Summer 2018 Meditation Sessions

Learn and practice how to relax your body and calm your mind! Student Counseling and Career Services is offering a meditation session every Wednesdays this summer semester, starting May 23.

Faculty, staff and students of all experience levels are welcome to attend meditation sessions.

Each session starts promptly at 12:15 p.m. and lasts for about 30-35 minutes. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in at the front desk of Student Counseling and Career Services, located in B-119.

No appointment necessary. No special equipment necessary. Please call ahead (773) 442-4650 if a large group of people would like to attend.

For more information please contact SCCS at (773) 442-4650.

Posted on behalf of Miki Koyama, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Training, Student Counseling and Career Services, by Travis Truitt, Director of Student Media. Adapted for TRIO by V.G. Collins.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Math Peer Leaders Needed: Apply by 5/18

The Department of Mathematics is currently hiring Math Peer Leaders for the 2018 Summer Bridge Program. Math Peer Leaders are responsible for providing mathematical support to first-time incoming freshmen as they engage in the math session of the Summer Bridge Program at NEIU.

Each Math Peer Leader will:

• be responsible for providing mathematical support to approximately 10 students as they participate in Mathematics Development coursework (Math 090, 091 or 092). 
• work closely with their assigned students throughout each component of the three-week math session. 
• play a critical role in the program by aiming to help students build confidence in their math abilities, connect with other students, and succeed in mathematics.

The application deadline is May 18, 2018. Learn more about the position.

Please contact Dr. Cordell at for more information.

Posted on behalf of Sarah Cordell, Mathematics Community Center Coordinator, by Mike Hines, Director, Public Relations and Web Communications. Adapted for TRIO SSS by V.G. Collins.

TRIO Strengths & Career Guide

TRIO uses a strengths-based approach to help you: discover what you are good at; explore opportunities aligned with your interests and values; and develop a strong career portfolio (including your resume, professional identity statement, LinkedIn profile, and more).

 Click here for more information.

NEIU Student Food Pantry Summer Hours

The NEIU Student Food Pantry will reopen on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 1-4 p.m.  

Pantry hours for the summer semester will continue to be Mondays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.

If you are in need of assistance during this closure, please contact Shannon Sibel at

Posted on behalf of Kris Pierre, Academic and Community Partnerships, by Travis Truitt, Director of Student Media. Adapted for TRIO SSS by V.G. Collins

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pics of Spring 2018 TRIO Grads


(Please note: not all grads are pictured)

Full Time Youth Worker Wanted

Old Orchard Jr. High SUMMER 2018 FULL TIME Youth Worker


Position: Full Time Youth Worker

Summary of Role
  • The Youth Worker will provide support to Y.O.U's Summer Learning Program at Old Orchard Jr. High School in Skokie, IL.
  • This is an hourly position with a pay rate of $12.00 per hour.
  • Training is required and will be held Monday, June 4, 2018 - Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Youth Workers will be paid on an hourly basis for their attendance from 8:30am-4:30pm daily.
  • Y.O.U. Summer Program will begin on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018. Youth worker hours during this time are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (40 hours a week).
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead daily workshops that focus on literacy skill development, relationship building, social-emotional enrichment, and sexuality education.
  • Lead daily enrichment groups that focus on art, STEAM, and/or sports and character-building.
  • Build positive relationships with youth that support their success and well-being.
  • Deliver group instruction in a safe and structured environment.
  • Supervise youth during pre-care, lunch, and recess in a safe, sensitive, developmentally-appropriate, positive manner.
  • Help youth build healthy positive relationships with each other, with adults, and with their families.
  • Engage with parents and family members as needed to support the youth.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior that supports team efforts and enhances team behavior, performance and productivity.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records concerning youth participation and outcomes as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Experience leading literacy, sexuality education, and/or social-emotional workshops for Y.O.U. elementary and/or middle school aged youth.
  • A deep passion for working with youth and families.
  • A youth development orientation, strong sense of teamwork, leadership skills, and project management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of team members and youth.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, emotional maturity, and credibility; a demonstrated history of using good judgment.
  • Must have a valid Driver's License and willing to drive groups of youth as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least 1 year previous experience working in a Y.O.U. elementary and/or middle school OST Academic Year or Summer Program
  • Bachelor's degree in or enrolled in school for relevant field (i.e., Sociology, Education, Social Work).

Entry level


2-year degree