Our Mission

The mission of East Side Works is to develop opportunities to prepare students to meet workforce demands through career exploration by providing soft-skills workshops, job shadowing and internships.

If ccInspire had been available to me while in school, I could have realized that my strengths were best suited for careers in health science and saved a lot of time and money.

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East Side Aligned

East Side Works  is a public partnership between East St. Louis School District 189, local businesses and organizations.  This partnership aims to foster career and college readiness for students using an online tool called Career Cruising Inspire.  

Career Cruising Inspire creates a community where students can communicate with local businesses and organizations to gain insight and information on navigating a successful career path.

Local businesses and organizations can offer work-based learning opportunities through Career Cruising Inspire such as job shadowing, internships, mentoring and guest speakers alongside being able to connect virtually with students.