Upcoming Events

Mar
1
Mon
all-day B Week
B Week
Mar 1 – Mar 5 all-day
 
Mar
5
Fri
all-day Field Day
Field Day
Mar 5 all-day
academic programming morning until lunch break, then Field Day programming 1pm-4pm, including student-crafted and delivered spotlights honoring Black women, particularly Chicago Black women (as a connection between Black History Month and Womens’ History Month)OR morning: lessons/spotlights[...]
1:00 pm CJA Chapel
CJA Chapel
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
 
Mar
8
Mon
all-day A Week
A Week
Mar 8 – Mar 12 all-day
 
Mar
12
Fri
all-day Pi Day
Pi Day
Mar 12 all-day
 
1:00 pm CJA Chapel
CJA Chapel
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
 
Mar
15
Mon
all-day B Week
B Week
Mar 15 – Mar 19 all-day
 

Summer Jobs and Internships

Since the summer of 2011, we have invited our alumni to apply for summer jobs on our campus. For alumni who are freshmen or sophomores in high school, their daily work includes manual labor with our Director of Facilities to improve the physical plant of our school. For alumni who are juniors or seniors in high school, we offer jobs as classroom aides during the summer school classes for current CJA students.

This work not only offers our alumni income during the summer, but it also gives them valuable experience throughout high school building crucial skills including time management, organization and hard work.

More recently, we have grown the jobs program to include access to increasingly prestigious and college-oriented work.  Alumni now have the opportunity to apply for positions at businesses in Chicago and the surrounding area that mirror their professional aspirations after college.  Through the advocacy of our Board of Directors and our Junior Board, alumni have served as summer interns at businesses like Cooney & Conway, Wintrust Financial Corporation, The Heico Companies, Navman Wireless and Walsh Construction.

For more information about this program, please contact Ms. Meg Mortensen at mortensen@cjacademy.org or (773) 638-6123.