Giving back is a value ESD always embraces. And Asali Locke-Ellison is a champion volunteer.
For her efforts, the ESD talent acquisition manager will be honored by the All Stars Project of Chicago at its annual benefit luncheon Chicago Shines! at The Standard Club on Tuesday, June 4. Asali Locke-Ellison has volunteered with All Stars since 2011 and is now a member of its Development School for Youth (DSY) Executive Leadership Council.
In the DSY program, young people learn to perform as professionals by partnering with business leaders who conduct workshops and provide paid summer internships. For most of the students, who live primarily in neighborhoods on the South Side and West Side of Chicago, it is their first exposure to the downtown business community.
ESD has welcomed All Star interns – including Mariah Jones, who worked in the mailroom in our Willis Tower headquarters in the summer of 2018.
“I gained real experience in everyday life of the work world, which is putting me ahead by giving me more knowledge on how to navigate and operate in the workplace,” she said.
ESD CEO Zac House will serve as a co-chair at the Chicago Shines! luncheon.