Family Hub’s Career Exploration Fair

Join the Career Workshops presented by Chicago Commons, Poder, Instituto del Progreso Latino, and YWCA on October 17 and October 19.

In the spirit of celebrating “College Changes Everything Month”, the Family Hub’s Pathways for Parents program is hosting a Career Exploration Fair and workshop series, offering an exciting opportunity for parents to chart their paths toward successful futures.  

What’s the Career Exploration Fair? 

The Career Exploration Fair is a dynamic event designed to introduce students to a wide range of career possibilities and connect them with professionals in various fields. From engineering to healthcare, business to the arts, the fair will provide an interactive platform for students to learn about different career paths, the educational journeys, and the real-world experiences of those who have already achieved their dreams. 

Workshop Series: Paving the Way to College Success 

As part of the broader event, Chicago Commons Family Hub is also organizing an engaging Workshop Series aimed at equipping students with essential skills and knowledge to navigate the starting a new career. The workshops will cover tips and strategies for successful resume writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and setting career goals. 

Why “College Changes Everything Month” Matters 

“College Changes Everything Month” is a time to emphasize the value of education beyond high school. It encourages students to explore higher education opportunities, whether through traditional four-year colleges, technical schools, community colleges, or vocational programs. By recognizing the importance of this month, Chicago Commons Family Hub underscores its commitment to empowering our youth to realize their dreams. 

The Heart of Community Support 

This event would not be possible without the dedication of our staff and the support of community members who share in our vision of a brighter future for our youth. It’s a testament to the incredible things that can be achieved when communities come together to invest in the next generation. 

As we embark on this journey of career exploration and college readiness, Chicago Commons Family Hub invites students and families to join us, dream big, and pave the way toward fulfilling their aspirations. Together, we’re turning dreams into realities, one step at a time. 

The Career Exploration Fair, in partnership with PODER, Instituto, and YWCA, takes place on October 21, and will be preceded by three workshops held on October 17 and 19.

For more information, and to register, fill out the form at