Academic and Career Resources
The research-based Black Student SUCCESS Project, launched in fall 2008, aims to increase the number of Parkland College graduates by providing African American students with personal development, career, and academic workshops, activities, and events.
Parkland College's Support for Workforce Training (SWFT) program helps in-district residents move into high-demand careers with family-sustaining wages within a year or less. SWFT was founded with the support of the Illinois Workforce Equity Initiative grant. We strive to close the career gap by assisting African American residents in advancing their academic and professional careers.
TRiO Student Support Services at Parkland College promotes equal opportunity to succeed by providing high-quality and responsive support services for first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities.
Whether you are a student choosing a college major or are a dislocated worker, career changer, or retiree, we have career resources and services designed to assist you.
Student Life maintains a list of student organizations that are currently active, as well as ones that have existed in the past but have become inactive. If you do not find one that meets your interests, contact Student Life for information on starting a new one.
Each year Parkland College celebrates the historical achievements of African Americans with a month-long series of events including faculty lectures, student presentations, and a popular soul food luncheon. The public is invited to participate.