El Rescate Welcomes Chicago ILC Program and Ricardo M. Rodriquez

By Linda French, El Rescate Staff

El Rescate welcomes the Chicago Semester Internship Learning Contract (ILC) Program and twenty-year-old student, Ricardo M. Rodriquez.  Rodriquez, who identifies as a gay young adult, is currently a Junior at Elmhurst College and is interning at El Rescate.


The ILC is a job description that Rodriquez has designed in conversation with Program Director, M Echevarria and his practicum group.  This intern program explicitly states what Rodriquez hopes to learn through his work at El Rescate.  The ILC establishes communication and accountability between students, the site supervisor and Chicago Semester. Ricardo is currently majoring in Urban Studies with a focus in public service and intercultural studies with a specific interest on LGBTQ services.  He also has a double minor in Communications and Sociology. Additionally, Rodriquez is the Public Relations Chair of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity and mentors first generation college students and minority students.

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