CLC invites community professionals to mentor students

College of Lake County Public Relations and Marketing
Updated 9/12/2019 11:25 AM

Looking for a way to give back to your community or make a difference in the life of another person? Use your professional talents, expertise and passion as a community mentor for a College of Lake County student.

Known as the Professional Mentor Program, the opportunity provides real-life learning for students. Opportunities exist in the following areas:


• African American Student Success Network, which is dedicated to maximizing educational experiences for African American students. Contact Beverly Phelps, multicultural coordinator, at (847) 543-2778 or at Or contact Christina Gardner, multicultural retention coordinator, at (847) 543-2569 or at

• Éxito Latinx Student Success Program, dedicated to maximizing educational experiences for Latinx students. Contact Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco, multicultural student access and success coordinator, at (847) 543-2752 or Or contact Carolina Rodriguez, at (847) 543-2572 or

• Center for International Education, committed to welcoming and building a community for international students. Contact Jacob Cushing, director, at (847) 543-2733 or at

• CLC Promise Program, which encourages professional and leadership skills for recent high school graduates. Contact Eric Tammes, director of academic success, at (847) 543-2763 or at

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Applicants must have earned an associate degree or advanced post-secondary degree. Also required is prior career, work and/or community volunteer experiences. "Serving as a mentor involves a relatively modest commitment of time, typically two to four hours per month during a semester, and the rewards are great," said Tammes. "Community members who have served as mentors have mentioned how satisfying it is to help a student discover a career passion and help him or her take steps toward achieving their educational goals."

Interested? Visit the CLC Human Resources website at To search for volunteer opportunities, click Search Jobs, then select Volunteer in the menu of position types. Complete an application by clicking the Apply for This Job button.. Please include a resume or curriculum vitae in the application. The process also includes a criminal background check, interview and training workshops that cover the volunteer experience.

Fall classes began Aug. 19, but many flexible-starting options are available. For information about courses and how to apply and enroll, visit

About College of Lake County:

College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes,provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We're proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County. For details visit,

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