Client: Freeborn & Peters, LLP
Source: Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Freeborn & Peters, LLP is proud to be featured in an article by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin which profiles the firm’s support of the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Work Study Program, helping Hispanic students gain valuable corporate work experience:
“Jose Rodriguez, vice president of the Corporate Work Study Program, said the marketing assistant position at Freeborn filled by Maria Elena Juarez, a 2012 graduate of Cristo Rey, stands out.
In seventh grade, Juarez would listen to her older sister talk about her job downtown and how she would take her lunch break in Millennium Park with her friends.
It was a completely different world than her life in the neighborhood. Her dad works in a factory and her mom doesn’t work…
Juarez worked at the firm all four years of high school and during winter and summer breaks during her time studying at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
She had secured the marketing job before she graduated from Xavier in May.
As she entered orientation for the new job, the same co-workers who had seen her grow up welcomed her back.”
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, “Work/study program gives students a foot in the door at firms,” July 5, 2016