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Program Coordinator and Virtual Assistant

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The Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative is a nonprofit organization that was designed as an educational equity strategy to increase the practical opportunities for social mobility through education in racialized and oppressed populations. The Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative provides academic support, advocacy efforts, policy work, and scholarship programs to create achievable pathways to personal and professional goal achievement for high potential, marginalized current and prospective college students. The culture of the Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative is characterized by an informal and laid-back environment, where employees work independently and in teams to develop and carry out effective organizational structure and work processes. Employees are driven through self-motivation and passion for the not-for-profit sector. Through the development of quality services to the enhancement of the organization’s goals and objectives employees are able to use their strengths and skills the best ways they can. Therefore, Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative employees are given freedom to be creative and energetic in performing their tasks and duties as professionals in their respective field of expertise.

For Fall 2021, we are working on three projects this fall and need volunteers to help in the following areas...

BIPOC Educational Mentorship

The Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative recognizes the challenges individuals may face when navigating predominantly white institutions (PWI). CHIEAC pairs participants with a mentor who understands these challenges to provide peer support and assistance navigating PWI.

Institutional Consultations

The Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative recognizes that change begins with administrators, educators, and institutions. CHIEAC offers consultation to best support people of color and marginalized groups in their educational endeavors.

Educational Reform Courses

CHIEAC offers monthly educational reform courses to administrators, educators and other key staff members who wish to support BIPOC students. These courses include but are not limited to:

● How to best support marginalized groups in your institution

● How to best educate to all audiences

● Privilege: How it impacts education


Must be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program in the United States

Demonstrated experience relative to the role (1 year preferred)

Proficiency with design tools (e.g., Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Bilingual a plus

Teaching experience a plus

Web design experience a plus

Copy writing experience a plus

Knowledge is defined as the acquisition of information stored in memory through experience and learning. Skills represent the practical aspect of knowledge. The implementation of knowledge in daily tasks that can be acquired or developed through training is termed as skill.

If you are interested in being considered for the role of intern on any of the above projects, please send a resume and statement of interest to


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955 East 61st Street, #3, CHICAGO, IL 60637, US

Mission Statement

We are working to ensure equitable access to education for all. We support current and prospective underrepresented college students as they transfer from community college to their four-year institution. We provide support groups for remote learning students. We host sessions for students seeking to create change on their campus.


We started in January 2020 as a non-profit entity focused on supporting students, faculty, and administrators seeking to improve the education system at all levels.

Since then, we’ve helped hundred of students successfully apply, get accepted, and complete college level courses. We collaborated with the Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health as part of their Annual Convening Series. We started the Undocumented Student Relief Fund and (in 2020) awarded $1000 in support to college students who need it the most.

Moving forward, we remain committed to our mission of providing equitable access to high quality education for all students, faculty, and administrators. We are currently working with 12 Future Scholars Fellows as they navigate higher education for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking to grow and expand and need new and innovative ideas on how to best serve underrepresented college students as they seek social mobility through higher education.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Program Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Internet Research
  • Analytics


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • 10-15 hours per month

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