Applications are currently being accepted for the next class of Chicago Economic Growth Fellows.
This prestigious fellowship program is an invaluable opportunity for both participants and their sponsor organizations. Sponsor organizations will have the opportunity to contribute pro bono support to our region’s economic growth in a publicly-recognized and structured way. The Wave 5 Fellows are currently hard at work on initiatives within their assigned strategies, with a collective goal of moving the needle on GRP and jobs.
“One of Chicago’s biggest strengths is its talented workforce. This new Fellowship Program allows us to tap some of the best and the brightest minds – and engage our city’s future leaders. The Fellows will help shape Chicago’s economic development by implementing the Plan’s key economic growth initiatives, which are essential for the City to compete in the global economy.”
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Fellows develop professional leadership skills, build relationships with a vast network of civic and corporate leadership in Chicago who are looking to shape the future of the city and the region, and make a direct impact in our community. Fellows will be on loan pro bono from their current employers for a 4-6 month period beginning approximately in January, May or September.
The application deadline for Wave 6 is September 5, 2014. Wave 6 begins on October 2, 2014.
Find out more about the Program