Let Mickey D’s Help You Go To College

Expected to high 2,400 people in Chicago this summer

Congressman Danny Davis gets a lesson on register duties at McDonald’s. He is teaming up with the company to promote the Mickey D’s education program Archways to Opportunity.

Searching for a summer job is top priority for a lot of people right about now. Besides the pay, the most important thing when looking for a job is the benefits it offers. I’m not talking about 401k or anything, but lots of companies are doing big things to help their employees. One of those companies is McDonald’s. Congressman Danny Davis and McDonald’s are doing what they can to help workers of the fast food company get college assistance thanks to Archways to Opportunity, McDonald’s comprehensive education program. The program provides eligible U.S. employees an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront college tuition assistance, access free education advising services and learn English as a second language. McDonald’s recently announced it will enhance its signature education program by tripling tuition assistance for restaurant employees, lowering eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment, and dropping weekly shift minimums from 20 hours to 15 hours.

McDonald’s USA and its independent franchisees expect to hire more than 14,000 people in Illinois this summer, with approximately 2,400 of those hires in Chicago restaurants. A student starting employment this summer and working 15 hours per week will now be eligible for $2,500 of tuition assistance per year after only 90 days of employment. Better go fill out that application ASAP.


By Jordan Danae, Northern Illinois Alumna

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Written by Jordan Danae

Jordan Danaè, an urban literature nerd and a hip-hop enthusiast. Northern Illinois Alumna hailing from Louisville, Kentucky. I am because you are!

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