School hosts community job fair
Morningside Middle School’s gym saw more than basketball action this summer.
The school hosted a job fair that included resume reviews and employers on site to help students’ family members in Southeast Fort Worth find jobs.
The school, in partnership with the Fort Worth Housing Authority, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Kingdom Neighborhood Association, hosted a job fair on May 17 at the school located at 2751 Mississippi Ave. Twenty vendors participated and with 130 job-seekers.
The job fair’s goal was to “improve education by empowering parents with employment,” said Glenn Spoons, Go Center Coordinator for the Chamber’s Workforce & Education Department.
Carlos Walker, principal at Morningside Middle, and his staff provided a service and resource to help parents be better parents, said Spoons.
“Career fairs for students are common, but specifically for parents on a school campus may be a first for the FWISD,” she said. “It’s a great example of how schools can be involved in their communities and involve the community.”
Walker grew up in Morningside and became the school’s principal this year moving from vice principal at O. D. Wyatt High School. He’s now principal at Dunbar High School.
See additional feature in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram blog.