The ONLY Student Managed Work Program in the Country!
We are more than 500 people who provide integral quality services primarily to Blackburn College but also to local businesses, regional nonprofit organizations, sports clubs, law enforcement departments, and virtually every school in the Macoupin County District and surrounding area. We also happen to attend a college which provides us with a quality education applicable in every aspect of our lives, including the jobs we work.
The services we provide include administrative resources, athletic support, building maintenance, cleaning services, educational assistance, financial management, business and retail management, safety and security, counseling services, food and catering services, graphic design, marketing and communications resources, and research.
The Work Program was first implemented in 1913 by Dr. William Hudson as the “Work Plan.” The plan was modeled after a program at Park College in Parkville, Missouri. Several years later, students were given leadership responsibility for the program. That leadership responsibility has evolved into an organization run and managed by more than 500 young adults. The purpose of the Work Program has been to instill learning and development, community contribution, and reduction of cost for the continued education of our team members.