Community members, parents, and some young people are among those hired by CPS to get the job done.
Ciera Cooper says her new summer job is one she just couldn't pass up.
"It's really tough to find a job nowadays especially when you don't have no work experience," said Cooper, Austin resident.
The 22-year old Austin neighborhood resident is one of the 245 students and community residents hired to pack up furniture and supplies at the 51 schools shuttered by Chicago Public School officials. On Monday, a team began work at John Calhoun North Elementary School.