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Midwest College Project Founder and CEO

We are excited to announce that The Midwest College Project aka Grow & Go University has sunset its national programming under the name Midwest College Project , however a new and exciting opportunities awaits exclusively for its alumni. 1300+ college students and graduates, will embrace specialized services for career coaching, resume writing, job strategy, and professional development training. These resources are available to MCP alumni as tax-deductible opportunities , negotiated pricing, and could involve scholarships for services for all those that qualify.

Our History

While working at a variety of the top medical schools in the country helping design their curriculum, founder Jacqueleen Crittle saw an opportunity to enlighten her daughters about the various academic settings and careers available to them while they were only 13 & 14 yrs of age. As word spread of their touring and shadowing experiences, tons of other parents started asking for support. Crittle was appalled by the level of various pain points that parents and young adults were experiencing and saw the disparity in the resources made readily available to minority students in particular. She knew there was a better way to help these individuals stay informed. Since launch in 2010 MCP has grown to support 1300+ students across the state Illinois and tons of others globally via remote access during the pandemic.


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Resumes Created

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LinkedIn Profiles Created

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Hours of Training

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Community Service Hours

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College Essays

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Job Placements

Here’s what MCP has been to over 1300 students

Our Mission

In a commitment that spans from 2010 to 2023, we stand resolute in providing unwavering support to our cherished alumni, offering comprehensive ICF career and life coaching services.

Adult MCP Alumni ages 19-30 will receive 1.1 or Group Coaching career services, international buddy engagement and corporate events via our partners at the Career Doctor LLC.

Our Past Mission

Our goal is to broaden students’ aspirations and shape their professional futures. We equip high school students with ICF coaches, mentors, internships, and specialized training in professional development, communication strategy, resume writing, pitch development, and LinkedIn branding. This comprehensive support and guidance boost students’ self-esteem and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for success.

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Since 2010, People of Prominence has captivated and inspired young minds through the sharing of career, and life experience from industry, civic and political giants such as President-COO Unilever Esi Eggleston, Actors Lance Gross, Laman Rucker, Trisha Mann-Grant, Lt. Govenor Juilianna Stratton, SVP Bleecher Report & Turner Sports, Tara August, SVP Marketing Meta-Lizetta Williams, VP, International Marketing – NBA Kim Clark, Global Head of Partnerships- Google Daraiha Richardson, Former VP Marketing, – NBA Carolanne McAuliffe, Chariman Emeritus NAACP, Roslyn Brock, Emmy-Award Winning Producer Ty Frison, World’s Youngest Super-Model Celai West, just to name a few.

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