Getting Ready for Employment at the Larry Shapiro Job Center

The Larry Shapiro Job Center focusses on Larry’s three principals: Love people. Serve people. Value people. These principles are what our 12-18 year old youth will experience as we help them get ready to enter the workforce. They will find compassion linked with encouragement, a strong direct plan of action, and assistance with getting the job skills they need to be successful in life.

We help our 12-18 year old teens by giving them the tools they need to succeed in the world. The Larry Shapiro Job Center helps teens get workforce ready with:

  • Employment opportunities and leads
  • Job applications
  • Interview skills and techniques
  • Resume writing

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Nate is an awesome man and what he does for these kids is unbelievable. The plan this man has for these kids is awesome. Krisa is always willing to help with homework and she really encourages the kids. Kathy is always a friendly face and Coach Emma is really good at training those children.

– John L.

Larry Shapiro

Larry Shapiro

About Larry Shapiro

Larry Shapiro is a former english, creative writing, and drama teacher. He was born in 1944 in Chicago, IL. and graduated from Niles West High School in 1963. He then went on to graduate from the University of Illinois (Chicago) in 1967.

Larry taught at Crane High School from 1967-1971, and then at South Shore High School in Chicago from 1971-1987.

In 1987 Larry joined the Chicago Transit Authority as top assistant to Gloria Chevere, who was appointed chief administrative officer for CTA. Became a procurement engineer for CTA until retirement in 1998.

Larry became a suburban representative in 1998 to Congressman Danny Davis. He served as staff person to State Representative Karen Yarbrough from 2000-2008. In 2008 Larry started working for Rep. Yarbrough’s husband, Maywood Mayor Henderson Yarbrough, in the village of Maywood as communications director and government liaison from 2008-2013. He is the consultant to the village of Maywood for senior activities from 2013 to present.