Save the Date - November 14th, 2019

On the evening of Thursday November 14th, 2019, Youth Job Center will host it’s second Multiple Choice Lecture event in downtown Chicago. The event will convene thought leaders from throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to discuss the issues of youth unemployment and workforce development, as well as what we can do as a community to better supporting young people in achieving career success.

The event is open to the public and attendees will have the opportunity to engage with youth serving agencies and community leaders from all over the city. Details of this event are still in the works so be on the lookout for additional information about this exciting event.

Speakers who have participated in the Multiple Choice lecture series include:


Dr. Teresa Córdova is the Director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and an affiliate faculty of UIC’s Departments of Sociology; Gender and Women Studies; and Latino and Latin American Studies. Teresa has a long history of working in coalitions, especially Black/Latino and people of color coalitions. Dr. Córdova has received multiple recognitions for academic achievement and leadership including recognition of her role in infrastructure planning and in developing a small business incubator and commercial kitchen. Teresa is a featured speaker at conferences, symposia, and community events locally, nationally and internationally.


Dr. Rita Raichoudhuri is the former high school principal and current Executive Director of Early College and Career Education in Chicago Public Schools. As an educational leader, she strives to provide students with a well-rounded education with attention to rigorous academics, social emotional learning and robust opportunities for post-secondary success. She effectively engages all stakeholders in accomplishing this task. During her tenure as principal, Wells Community Academy saw tremendous growth in all fronts. Now, Rita serves students at the district level.


Frank Adams is accountable for providing HR leadership (staffing, compensation, training, employee relations & talent development) for a region of over 750 stores/15,000 partners in the Midwest, which includes stores in the following states; Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio. Frank supports a Vice President (and his team of Directors) while leading a team of five (regional HR Managers and a HR Coordinator). Frank is also a member of Youth Job Center’s Board of Directors.

If you are interested in participating in or attending this event please reach out to Katy Murphy at

Dr. Teresa Córdova     speaking at Youth Job Center’s Multiple Choice Lecture event in February 2019.

Dr. Teresa Córdova speaking at Youth Job Center’s Multiple Choice Lecture event in February 2019.