Monday, September 25, 2006

looking for a job

This afternoon I had an appointment with Duel Richardson, head of the Neighborhood School Program, at UChicago about working. The NSP is a community-based program that seeks to get University students involved in the tutoring of neighborhood school children. As a part of my loan package, I have work study which requires that I find a job, whether its community based or on campus. A classmate informed me about METROsquash, a community program under the umbrella of the NSP, that aims to introduce area public city school children to the sport of squash coupled with academic support with the hope that they'll be able to develop greater confidence which may lead to wider successes in their academics and athletic endeavors.

I'm looking for a workstudy job and at the moment, I'm pretty much open to most things. Since a classmate told me about METROsquash and from what I've read it sounds really great (although I know nothing about squash), I figured why not start here. A job helping neighborhood children may turn out to be a very rewarding experience.

Tomorrow I'm scheduled to meet David Kay and Christine Boukamp of METROsquash in order to find out what exactly they're looking for and how I may be able to help them.

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