LSNA to Provide Fun Summer Jobs to Local Teens

Organizations from around the Logan Square community are partnering to provide fun, interesting and safe opportunities for youth this summer. Chicago residents ages 14 – 21 are eligible to apply for paid summer internships at various community sites. How does creating a mural at Ames Middle School sound? Developing a photographic and oral history of the Bloomingdale Trail? Learning digital arts and graphic design? Becoming part of a theater troupe? Youth who successfully complete the program will receive a stipend.

You must sign up ONLINE at or

Applications are available online now until April 25th.

The application is not difficult and it does not obligate you to participate. However, if you do not apply online before April 25th, you will not be able to participate. You can select the program you would like to participate in later.

LSNA and partner organizations will provide registration nights at local schools. For more information and program descriptions call Juliet at LSNA at 773-384-4370 ext. 18 or email her at

Some possible programs are:

A.R.T: Artist Readiness Training Program:
Voice of the City works with 20+ teens in an intense, six-week session in the summer. Teens create and market their original artwork and performances, including designing the postcard and poster, and present their artwork at the Palmer Square Boulevard Festival in August. Presented in partnership with Alliance of Local Service Organizations. 

Bloomingdale Trail Oral History:
with Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and LSNA, 25-30 teens will produce a booklet of photography and writing which draws on oral history interviews from neighbors that live along the west end of the proposed elevated Bloomingdale Trail/Linear Park.

Community Mapping Study:
LSNA will provide internships to five young people between 16 and 21 years old for a community mapping project. They will learn how to engage residents in local campaigns and projects.

Digital Consciousness:
25-30 teens will participate in this digital arts/graphic design program based at Ames Middle School in partnership with LSNA. These art projects will explore issues that relate to the community.

Grow Your Own Adventure:
Two internships will provide teens interested in teaching an insiders view of the profession. Teens will co-plan and administer a four-week summer camp alongside adults studying to become teachers.

Mozart Summer Camp:
One intern will lead an educational program and help expand and improve the programs offered at the LSNA-Mozart Elementary School Community Learning Center.

Mural Minded:
12-15 youth will design and produce a large-scale indoor mural at Ames Middle School in partnership with LSNA. The theme will be inspired by nonviolence and the peace movement.

Theater Troupe:
with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and LSNA, 12-15 youth will write and perform a play inspired by their experiences and imagination.