CHS Students Participate in Chicago
Minority-Owned Business Convention at Navy Pier
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Eighteen current students and two graduates from Community High School visited the recent Minority-Owned Business Convention at Navy Pier in Chicago. They served as hosts and guides for the sponsors' breakfast and then toured the expo.
Students were enthusiastic about the experience. Gil Calleros said the numbers of large minority-owned businesses amazed him. Ed Alvarez said that working and attending the expo was even more interesting than going to school. He hopes to return next year. Jose Garcia stated that he enjoyed talking to the employers and finding out what their companies do. Other student participants include: Fernando Camargo, Jasmeen Castillo, Mercedes Castro, Geraldine Colorado, Jessica Garcia, Ruth Gonzalez, Edward Hernandez, Lilliana Mariano, Milagros Proa, Melissa Resendiz, Patsy Salgado, Lourdes Santana, Carmen Saucedo, Osvelia Solis, and Alma Vargas.
Karen Garcia and Javier Saucedo are graduates of Community High School. They had enjoyed the experience so much as seniors last year that they volunteered to serve as hosts again.
"This is such a valuable experience for our students," said School-to- Work Coordinator Cass Streicher. "They get to meet many successful business owners and begin to understand some of the opportunities that are available for minority-owned firms. Some of them may meet potential mentors as well," she added.