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February 25, 2019 Comments Off on Hilco Launches Little Village Scholarships for Skilled Trades Views: 466 Chicago News, South Side

Hilco Launches Little Village Scholarships for Skilled Trades

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Hilco Global has launched a Hilco Global Scholarship Program called “Hilco Scholars,” to be awarded to qualified candidates living in the West Side’s Little Village neighborhood. The goal is to help prepare students in the Little Village community for professional careers in skilled trades.

In early 2018, Hilco’s real estate redevelopment group, Hilco Redevelopment Partners, purchased the shuttered Crawford Power Generation site in Little Village to redevelop it into a logistics facility. The new complex, now called Exchange 55 (pictured), is expected to boost the local economy and bring new skilled jobs to the neighborhood.

Hilco CEO Jeffrey Hecktman explained, “As a company beginning a substantial real estate project within the Little Village community, we wanted to go beyond investing in the cleanup and redevelopment of this industrial site by making an investment in the most important asset of all—the young residents in the Little Village neighborhood.”

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