Through their Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) jobs, Cristo Rey students often have exciting opportunities to work on special projects and events. In her job with CWSP partner The Resurrection Project, student Britney assisted her team to prepare for a historic visit to one of their resident properties for a press conference. Britney had the opportunity to meet IL Governor J.B. Pritzker and chat briefly with him.
In the words of The Resurrection Project's CEO Raul Raymundo:
"Today was a historic day for TRP. It was our pleasure to host Marcia Fudge, Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), during Hispanic Heritage month at Casa Queretaro. In addition, HUD Secretary Fudge, other distinguish guest visiting TRP included Governor Pritzker, Mayor Lightfoot, Congressman Davis, Congressman Garcia, DOH Marisa Novara, CHA CEO Tracey Scott, Alderperson Sigcho Lopez, Alderperson Harry Osterman, State Representative Teresa Mah, State Representative Delia Ramirez. We were also joined by other citywide community partners to share ideas and initiatives to preserve, facilitate and build more affordable rental housing and homeownership opportunities."