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People’s Resource Center Hires Intern with Funding from Tyson Foods, Inc.

WestmontPeople's Resource Center (PRC) has been awarded funding from Tyson Foods, Inc. in support of the Summer Community Internship Program. The program provides full-time college students with an eight-week paid summer job to assist community organizations and gain experience with diverse social issues.

Mariah Mallinger was hired to fill the new position. "I am very excited to work with PRC as a summer intern and am most looking forward to the hands on work I will be doing with the community,” she said. “The priceless experiences and exposure I will obtain this summer will further my journey and passion as I work towards becoming a dietitian in the next few years."

The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program is a partnership between Campus Compact of Illinois and Tyson Foods, Inc. which provides an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in the community. During the summer program, interns will also attend professional development opportunities with Tyson Foods, Inc. focused on cultural awareness and corporate social responsibility.

lllinois and Iowa Campus Compacts manage the Community Summer Jobs Program and are the face-to face contact between Tyson Foods, students, and nonprofits.

“Mariah will contribute to efforts to make PRC a model for healthy food access in DuPage County,” said Christina LePage, PRC Senior Director of Programs. “We look forward to spreading awareness of PRC’s services to those who need them with the support of Tyson and Campus Compact.” People’s Resource Center was one of 20 organizations in the Chicagoland area selected by Illinois Campus Compact to host a Tyson Foods Community Intern during the summer of 2019.

About People’s Resource Center: Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. With a team of over 2,600 volunteers, they offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. They also connect people with resources—education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all.

About Tyson Foods, Inc: Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company employs 121,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit TYSONFOODS.COM.

About Campus Compact: Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the largest national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, it provides professional development to administrators and faculty to enable them to engage effectively, facilitate national partnerships connecting campuses with key issues in their local communities, build pilot programs to test and refine promising models in engaged teaching and scholarship, celebrate and cultivate student civic leadership, and convene higher education institutions and partners beyond higher education to share knowledge and develop collective capacity.


Source: Susan Manning Susan Manning 630-682-5402, ext. 254