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Signing Ceremony – Illinois’ “Ban the Box” BillJuly 18, 2014

Join fellow advocates and supporters in celebrating Governor Pat Quinn signing Illinois’ “Ban the Box” bill, which removes a major barrier for ex-offenders successfully re-entering society and becoming productive, law-abiding citizens. The signing will take place Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:30am at St. Michael Missionary Baptist Church (4106 W. Monroe St., Chicago). For more information, click here.

Register Now – Thrive Chicago’s Cross Network TrainingJuly 17, 2014

Thrive Chicago’s Record Relief Working Group will lead a training that will provide information on criminal record relief for adults and juveniles in Illinois as well as information on: how to empower individuals with criminal records to advocate for themselves in obtaining employment, licensing, and education; updates on what is happening statewide and locally to advance this issue; and how to connect ex-offenders to existing legal resources. The training will take place Monday, August 4 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Cornerstone Center (1111 N. Wells Street, Chicago). Advanced registration is required. Click here to register.  

Save the Date – University of Chicago’s Workforce ConferenceJuly 16, 2014

The University of Chicago, in collaboration with CJC, will host a one-day workforce conference Friday, August 22. This conference will be free and is intended for frontline service providers. More information will follow, but be on the lookout for updated information on our website and social media sites (Facebook & Twitter).

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