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GSU to Co-host Parent Job and Resource Fair April 24 at Thornton Fractional North High School

Contact: Dr. Felicia L. Townsend

Governors State University



For Immediate Release

Governors State University School of Extended Learning, in partnership with Thornton Fractional High School District 215 (TFD215), will host its inaugural TFD215 Parent Job and Resource Fair on Wednesday, April 24th from 3 -7 p.m. at TFD215 North Campus (Gold Gym) 755 Pulaski Rd., Calumet City, Illinois.

This free event is expected to draw hundreds of parents from various south suburban communities.

“The TFD215 Parent Job and Resource Fair is just one way that educational institutions like Governors State University and Thornton Fractional District 215 can strengthen communities by connecting community residents to resources and job opportunities,’’ said Dr. Felicia L. Townsend, Director of Corporate and Community Education at GSU. “Our goal is to support parents as they strive to maintain financial stability for their families.”

Gaining support from well-known organizations in Illinois is an important part of the development and execution of the job and resource fair. Sponsors include Employment & Employer Services, Illinois Department of Employment Security, and National Able Network. They will be on site along with approximately 30 organizations from both private and public sectors to meet with attendees to share valuable job opportunities and resources.

Dr. Teresa A. Lance, TFD215 Superintendent said, "We are a part of the community which extends beyond the classroom. Events like this job fair will provide our families with exposure to local resources and address barriers to finding gainful employment. We are grateful for the dedication of Governors State University, partnering with us to make this event happen."

For more information, please contact Dr. Felicia L. Townsend at (708) 534-3044 or Please visit for a list of participating organizations.