37th Annual Meeting2018-06-13T15:20:09+00:00

37th Annual Meeting Celebration

Mark your calendars for our 37th Annual Meeting Celebration “Ideas and Action, from the Community for the Community” on June 15th, 2018.

Ideas and Action from the Community, for the Community

Please join us for our 37th Annual Celebration “Ideas and Action from the Community, for the Community”. For 37 years, the Jobs Council has worked to help people move out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity-building. Join us to celebrate the Jobs Council’s accomplishments over the past year and the future that lies ahead.


Friday, June 15, 2018
8:30 am-11:00 am
Breakfast and Registration at 8:30 am.
Program begins promptly at 9 am.


Hotel Palomar Chicago
505 N. State Street
5th Floor Gallery Ballroom

  Registration and Payment

Registration is now closed.


Ideas & Action Panel Discussion: Disrupting Pay to Play Policies 

When systems advantage people with money, what happens to the rest of us? Join community leaders for a discussion examining policies of excessive ticketing, over policing, debt, driver’s license suspension, and how they work to increase racial disparities in employment and prosperity.
Senator Omar Aquino | District 2, Chicago
Rosazlia Grillier | Community Organizing and Family Issues
LaSheria Murphy | Heartland Alliance
Lauren Nolan | Woodstock Institute

Spoken Word Performances with Young Chicago Authors

Young Chicago Authors is best known as the organization behind Louder Than A Bomb, the largest youth poetry festival in the world. We’re thrilled to welcome two performers with Young Chicago Authors to open and close our program:
Jalen Kobayashi
Patricia Frazier
You won’t want to miss other highlights like our Betty J. Willhoite Award presentation, networking, and of course, breakfast!
Check back soon for more program details!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Advocate Level

Partner Level

ACLU of Illinois     Chicago Community Loan Fund     National Able Network, Inc.

Net-Telligence Group     Proven IT     Robert R. McCormick Foundation