WSU and UPS Present RiseReady To Grow Your Career 

West Side United (WSU) and the United Parcel Service Foundation (TUPSF), are partnering to support community residents seeking careers that can deliver long term earning potential. The RiseReady program is designed to connect West Side residents with access to employment, along with enhanced supports such as uniform and transportation assistance along with mentorship, career coaching and professional development. 

Develop skills

Enhance your unique skills and attributes with career training in financial and digital literacy along with tools for managing workplace culture and relationships. 

Increase earning potential

If you are a reliable, responsible and hard-working professional with stamina and an eye for detail the growth opportunities are boundless.

Be part of a community

Experience cohort model career coaching and 1:1 mentorship that go beyond providing guidance and advice. Gain access to tools that play a pivotal role in helping you identify goals, overcome challenges and navigate roadblocks in your career.

You should apply if…

  • You are a Chicago West Side Resident from one of the following 10 neighborhoods:
    • Austin
    • Belmont Cragin
    • East Garfield Park
    • Humboldt Park
    • Lower West Side (Pilsen)
    • Near Westside
    • North Lawndale
    • South Lawndale (Little Village)
    • West Garfield Park
    • West Town
  • You are a member of the Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) community 
  • You are willing to adhere to all UPS applicant and WSU data requirements 

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