Job Corps student carpenter volunteers continued the tradition of helping Misericordia Heart of Mercy prepare structures used in Misericordia’s Annual Family Fest under the guidance of instructors Randal Wuestenberg, Cruz Cardenas and retired carpenter William Close. The Painters Union and Brick Layers Union also were there to support and help.
The Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center is one of 125 centers nationwide and is named in honor of former U.S. Senator Paul Simon of Illinois. The Regional Council has supported this center for many years. The center provides at-risk youths from ages 16-24 with career technical and academic training at no cost to them or their families through funding by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Thank you to all the volunteers each and every year to this worthy cause! For more information on Misercordia go to: https://www.misericordia.com/