CJC's 35th Annual Meeting 2016-04-28T15:42:16+00:00

Ideas and Action From the Community, For the Community

Note: Registration is closed for this event.

Please join us for our 35th Anniversary Celebration “Ideas and Action From the Community, For the Community.” For 35 years, CJC has worked with its members to enrich the lives of disadvantaged job seekers and enhance the workforce development system across Illinois. Join us to help celebrate the work we’ve done together.

Friday, June 3, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration at 8:30am 

Program begins promptly at 9:00am

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

Tickets: $35
Registration is closed for this event.

In honor of CJC’s 35th anniversary, our agenda will include:

Innovation Challenge Panel
In October the UChicago Urban Labs awarded three Innovation Challenge awards to innovative ideas for Chicago communities in the areas of: health, poverty, and energy and the environment. Our annual meeting will feature a discussion with representatives from all three projects and Urban Labs Executive Director, Tim Knowles. All of the projects seek solutions to challenges for low-income Chicagoans and each will be evaluated, developing critical evidence for improving Chicago communities. Panelists include:

  • Evelyn Diaz, Heartland Alliance (moderator)
  • Dr. Timothy Knowles, Urban Labs, University of Chicago
  • Anne Evens, Elevate Energy
  • Ellen Johnson, Chicago Jobs Council
  • Janelle C. Prueter, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities

Ideas & Actions Award
To honor CJC’s 35 year history of working with community organizations across Chicago two ‘Ideas to Actions’ Awards will be made. These awards honor both an individual and an organization in the workforce field who have turned ideas from the community into action for the community in alignment with CJC’s mission. Crystal Odom from Easter Seals Inc. and Chicago House and Social Service Agency were nominated and selected by CJC members as the awardees who truly fit this description. Come join us in honoring these leading partners in the field!

Robert R. McCormick Foundation | Winzeler Gear | LeadersUp | Central States SER | Chicago Community Loan Fund | Net-Telligence Group | National Able Network, Inc. | National Skills Coalition

Contact Kaitlyn McGovern, Program Associate, kaitlyn@cjc.net.