Warren-Sharpe Provides Service Learning through Internships
At the Warren-Sharpe Community Center, we have hosted students from Joliet Junior College, University of St. Francis, Lewis University, Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Our partnership with Lewis University, and their commitment to community-engaged learning, has forged exciting opportunities for undergrads and Center clients.
Our interns are much more than observers or guests. They develop strong relationships with our kids and families, and become a vital part of our program. They have been interviewed by the Joliet Herald-News, sat down to lunch with congressmen, and accompanied us to the White House.
While students majoring in Social Work, Education or Criminal Justice are a natural fit for the Center, there are exciting opportunities in other fields as well. In addition to providing social services, we also operate a social enterprise -- a youth-run urban farm.
Some other majors have included:
Horticulture & Greenhouse Management
Human Resources Management
If you’d like to explore the possibilities of an internship with us, contact us. No matter what your major is, there’s an opportunity for you at Warren-Sharpe Community Center.