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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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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…)
Illinois Has 9 Days Before Second Year Without BudgetJune 22, 2016
Illinois is days away from going for a full year without a budget. We're making history in a terrible way. We only have a few days to make sure we don't enter a second year without a budget. Here are two important ways you can help stop the madness.five-call-challenge-copy (more…)
Spring 2016 Frontline Focus FlyerMay 19, 2016
Catch up on the latest from the Frontline Focus Training Institute with our spring flyer! Read the results of our 2016 Annual Survey, access the Career Foundations curriculum, and take a look at our calendar of upcoming events and sign up for FFTI courses! This and more is at your fingertips right here. Capture