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Youth Job Center adds coordinator

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The Youth Job Center of Evanston has named Precious Wright the new coordinator of its WILL, Women Investing in Learning and Livelihoods, program.

Wright most recently served as interim executive director of the Evanston Community Development Corporation.

The Youth Job Center of Evanston has named Precious Wright the new coordinator of its WILL, Women Investing in Learning and Livelihoods, program.

Wright most recently served as interim executive director of the Evanston Community Development Corporation.

She started with ECDC in May 2008 as program director, which was part of a one-year fellowship program awarded through the highly competitive Northwestern University?s Public Interest Program.  When the fellowship ended, she was hired full time and was employed by ECDC until July 1.

ECDC provides business, workforce and economic development revitalization programs to the West Side of Evanston and to women/minority-owned businesses citywide.

Wright graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.  She was part of the first high school graduating class from Walter Payton College Prep.

The WILL program helps working women ages 14-25 advance from low-wage jobs to living wage positions with advancement potential.

By providing support in the areas of post-secondary education, financial literacy, mentoring and career-path planning, women are able to develop sound career tracks that lead to economic stability.

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