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CJC moves people out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity-building.

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Jobs are One in a Million Reasons for a Responsible BudgetSeptember 21, 2016
CJC is joining with other members of the Responsible Budget Coalition for the One in a Million campaign--an effort to share stories about the harm across Illinois communities because we do not have a state budget that invests in vital programs. Check out our video below, and learn more about the campaign here. And if you like this video, please share it with your community on Facebook and Twitter. (more…)
Summer 2016 Frontline Focus FlyerAugust 29, 2016
The Summer Frontline Focus Flyer is here! Get up to date with our upcoming training calendar, a recap of our July FWA meeting on self care, and our FY2016 Performance Metrics Dashboard. This and more is at your fingertips right here.Capture
Letter: Providers and Advocates Demand Ventra ImprovementsAugust 23, 2016
IMG_21101_finalIn a letter released today, social service providers joined with policy advocates to ask CTA for improvements to the Ventra fare system. For years, providers have waited for improvements to basic functionality of the Ventra system, and continue to wait today. Social service providers in Chicago spend almost $1.5 million on Ventra tickets every month, in order to provide rides to critical destinations like job interviews, summer youth programming, medical appointments, and housing services.  (more…)