ROGERS PARK — After opening a job center last month, Sullivan High School plans to launch its new career and college center on Wednesday.
Principal Chad Adams said the new center, including 35 new iPads and 1,500 books, was funded through a grant from Capital One and The Heart of America Foundation.
"We sold our story about what we're doing here," he said about being chosen, along with Boone Elementary School, for the grants.
The center will help students learn about and prepare for careers and colleges, Adams said. On the center's new iPads, he plans to host "Web-based college tours" with students, he said.
Last month, Adams and Evanston's Youth Job Center unveiled a center at the school that intends to help students learn job skills, such as resume writing and interviewing.
Adams said the new resources at Sullivan were part of the school's turnaround.
"I'm excited about the neighborhood movement that's happening," he said, adding that neighborhood families had avoided sending their kids to Sullivan.
He said he wants to prove to the neighborhood that Sullivan is "a viable option."
The school has seen a 73 percent reduction in suspensions and an 85 percent drop in arrests over the past year, according to Adams.
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