Please support the Quad County Urban League’s work and mission and #StandInTheGapWithQCUL through the #ILGIVE campaign. Donations are being accepted now through November 28th – #ILGIVE day. You can help support QCUL HERE.
What is #ILGIVE? After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday (Nov. 28) helps remind us to support our community organizations. #ILGive is a campaign to engage Illinoisans in not only participating, but giving to organizations in the communities where we live. 


Ericka Campbell, Construct Participant

After being referred to the program by our friend, who was also a CONSTRUCT participant, both my husband and I signed up and were accepted. As parents with four kids, the program worked well for us because we could juggle the kids schedules to get them off to school and pick them up in the afternoon.

I was interested in inside work with a firm and I was able to get a refresher and sharpen my math skills.

Both my husband and I were placed at the end of the program and after attending the CONSTRUCT Job Fair, we both were hired by Primerica Engineering. Today I work with them as a Permitting Analyst.

To anyone interested in the program I’d say definitely do it. IT IS LIFE CHANGING. It not only changed my life but the lives of my husband and kids, now we have a career versus just a job. We have something that is BEYOND GOOD!


CONSTRUCT is a training program that addresses basic skills in math and English, as well as, fundamental construction skills, general work readiness, and financial management in the context of preparing for careers in the construction or utility sectors. This program is offered once per year and sponsored by Commonwealth Edison Company “ComEd” and a coalition of construction industry companies committed to providing employment opportunities. for construction jobs in Illinois and operated by well-respected not-for-profit organization committed to increasing the pool of qualified minority for construction jobs in Illinois.