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Students help low income residents find jobs


From Loyola’s student newspaper the Loyola Phoenix:
Typically, college students look to others for help finding employment, but for some Loyola students, the tables are turned.

Thirty-eight Loyola undergraduates are helping others find jobs through an organization called LIFT, or Life-Improving Financial Tools, which is a national non-profit organization with locations in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, all staffed by student volunteers from local universities.

The Loyola students are currently working one-on-one through LIFT with low-income members of the Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park communities. Students help them work on résumés, find employment, search for education opportunities and find affordable housing.

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