BE A PARTNER
What does it mean to be a LINK Partner?
Our corporate investors are true partners in our mission. Their significant financial commitments fuel exponential growth so more Black students benefit from our proven solution.
There are many ways to be a LINK Partner.
Each company’s engagement plan is custom-designed. We provide our Partners’ employees a wide range of opportunities to engage with LINK Scholars, such as career fairs and panel discussions, job shadowing and internships, Scholar applicant interviews and training, and more.
Here are four common ways businesses like yours get involved:
SPONSOR A COHORT
Over the next four years, we plan to grow our impact from 150 students to 600 students. Expansion is planned by adding cohorts—a group of 50 students. Your company can be part of exponentially expanding our impact by investing in Chicago’s students and future.
JOIN LINK BUSINESS COUNCIL
Corporate professionals who are passionate about investing in our outstanding Scholars join our Business Council. Members participate in exclusive Lunch & Learn events and have opportunities to connect with our Scholars. Business Council membership supports programming that ensures Scholars’ success.
Connect your employees to volunteer opportunities at LINK Unlimited Scholars! Here are just a few ways they can represent your company as a LINK Unlimited volunteer:
- Join a Saturday Academy or Summer Learning panel discussion to share career pathways and experience
- Facilitate a 45-minute industry-related virtual workshop
- Host a Summer Intern program for high school and college students
- Offer job shadowing for high school students
- Be a Mentor for one of our Scholars
SPONSOR OUR SCHOLAR AWARDS CELEBRATION
Each year we recognize the achievements of our Scholars at an awards celebration. Investments by corporate partners make it possible to honor and celebrate their hard work! Your corporate sponsorship is highlighted at the event and in our materials in recognition of the difference your investment makes for our Scholars.