One Summer Chicago is a program serving high school juniors and seniors in the Chicago area. The program has run for two summers so far, most recently serving roughly 80 students. The students are enrolled for about 25 hours per week, spending four days a week at a department within the CTA and the remaining day in various professional development workshops teaching skills such as financial literacy and personal branding. The program also includes training by mentors in various departments at CTA and lunches with senior CTA executives.
Ms. Geisha Ester, Director, Training and Professional Development