Judge Megan Goldish earned her law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. In 2014, she was elected as a judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County, and currently sits in the domestic violence division. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Megan Goldish gives back to the community and has been a board member of Bright Star Community Outreach (BSCO) since 2017.
BSCO was founded in 2012 by Pastor Chris Harris Sr. as an organization to aid in the renewal of Chicago’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. It advocates for the local community and offers social development and programs.
Part of the programming at BSCO is workforce development, as it looks to aid locals in enhancing their career opportunities. The main workforce development program focuses on individuals who need help in areas such as resume building, skills training, interview practice, and establishing connections with other development organizations. This program helps over 300 people every year.
One Summer Chicago, an annual program, helps give young people between the ages of 16 and 24 employment for the summer season. Jobs can be in retail, customer service, recreation, and research. The program not only provides crucial skills and training for young people, but many of them find permanent employment afterward.