The Youth Job Center of Evanston announced that Precious Wright is the new WILL (Women Investing in Learning and Livelihoods) program coordinator.
Ms. Wright most recently served as interim executive director at ECDC (Evanston Community Development Corporation). ECDC provides business, workforce and economic development revitalization programs to the West Side of Evanston and women/minority-owned businesses citywide.
Ms. Wright graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 with a B.A. in psychology.
“Coming from a social background working with a diverse, low- to moderate-income area and sometimes at-risk youth, I am excited to bring my counseling and leadership skills to the WILL program to further empower underemployed women to climb up the ladder in their desired career pathways,”” Ms. Wright said. “I plan to uplift WILL women in every way possible, providing them with the necessary resources and bridge of support to advance in their careers.”
The WILL program is designed to assist working women, ages 14-25, advance from low-wage jobs to living wage positions with advancement potential. By providing support in the areas of post-secondary education, financial literacy, mentoring and career-path planning, women are able to develop sound career tracks that lead to economic stability, says YJC.