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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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Important Survey: Driver’s License SuspensionJanuary 11, 2017
UPDATE: Deadline extended to 2/3. Across Illinois, fines, fees, and other legal penalties often get in the way of opportunity and success in our communities. Driver’s license suspension is part of this system, and we know that many workforce organizations work with populations that struggle because of suspended licenses. We need your help to fight for change. (more…)
CJC Hiring Director of PolicyDecember 21, 2016
CJC is accepting applications for Director of Policy. The Director of Policy leads and manages CJC’s policy development, advocacy and stakeholder engagement and is a member of CJC’s leadership team with the Directors of Administration and Frontline Focus Training Institute. The Director of Policy is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director and supervising a team of 2-4 staff. Click here for position description and details.
CJC Podcast Covers Questions Around SNAPDecember 16, 2016
Our second episode of Getting to Work looks at the troubling idea of block granting SNAP out to the states, explains why it matters that SNAP is countercyclical, and helps make sense of Illinois' ABAWD waiver! Listen here, or click here on a mobile device to subscribe with your podcast app. (more…)