Common is Working to Give Chicago Youth 100,000 Opportunities


100k_common_0_1439206570You got to love Common. As a south side representative of Chicago, I have to say I’m proud of Common for the many efforts he puts into the city that has put so much into him. His main focus for the last few years has been to give Chicago youth a real chance at opportunity and success. Check out the latest effort by Common and many others to improve the life of Chicago youth.Get Motivated. Get Informed. Get Employed Thursday, August 13, 2015 McCormick Place Are you 16-24 years old and looking for a job? Join Academy and Grammy award winner Common, and his special guests including Chance the Rapper at the Chicago Opportunity Youth Fair and Forum on Aug 13. This is a free ticketed even and tickets are going fast. To register click here: If you are age 16-24 and interested in job opportunities with some of today’s TOP corporations, JOIN WGCI for this exciting JOB OPPORTUNITY EVENT on Thursday, August 13th, at McCormick Place Convention Center. This will be a day to meet and mingle with CEO’s, Human Resources Executives, Top Talent Acquisition & Recruiting Professionals, and Hiring Staff of 26 MAJOR companies. In addition to the job fair, there will be live day stages, featuring talks and performances by local performance artists and motivational speakers. The late afternoon into evening will conclude with an exciting forum hosted by Grammy and Oscar Award winning artist, COMMON, and a few of his celebrity friends! YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND, so register for your ticket NOW!!! Here!WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2015 TIME: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)WHERE: McCormick Place Convention Center West Building, Skyline Ballroom 2301 Martin Luther King Drive Gate 40 Entrance Chicago, IL 60616 8:00am – 3:00pm -Opportunity Fair with representatives from companies and community organizations; workshops on job skills, college prep, and other topics, see some exciting local entertainment, and much, much more throughout the day (including food!).4:00pm – 6:00pm – Forum with Common and his special guests. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST be checked in at registration by 2:00pm in order to attend the Forum with Common and his special guests. -You will receive a CTA voucher that covers your ride home and your next ride with CTA. Parking is at your own expense. -Food will be provided throughout the day. -Please dress appropriately.FAQs 1. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? You must be at least 16 years of age to attend this event, and you must present an ID at registration. 2. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Your name will be on a list at registration. Please bring a printed copy or digital version of your ticket, as well as a photo ID. 3. What if I am not eligible for this event, but interested in employment opportunities? Our participating employers are committed to diversity and equal employment opportunity. You can contact them directly if you are not eligible to attend this event, but are interested in employment opportunities with 4. How can I contact the organizer with any questions regarding tickets and registration, or if I am no longer able to attend the event? Please email any additional questions or concerns regarding your ticket or registration, to: [email protected]