The City of Rockford received a $6.5 million federal grant to hire aids for the Head Start Program, which provides services for children ages birth to five years old and pregnant women from low-income families.
The City says the grant money will allow the program to bring their services to more children, while expanding the age range they serve as well.
To do so, they say they need additional personnel.
A job fair will be held on Thursday, August 16th for those who are interested in becoming a program aide.
“It’s an opportunity to provide program aides who are reflective of the student body, who will be taking part of Head Start,” said LoRayne Logan, the President and Founder of Workspace.
The job fair starts at 11 a.m. Thursday and runs until 2 p.m.
Multi-lingual, multi-cultural applicants are sought to work with a diverse group of families. Applicants will need to pass a DCFS background check. A GED is required.