“Step Into Your Future” Career Exploration for Young Men: March 16
March 10, 2017
On March 16, 2017, a group of leaders from North Lawndale Employment Network, Youth Guidance, Chicago Center for Arts and Tech, OAI, Inc., and LeadersUp are co-hosting Step Into Your Future, a citywide career exploration event for young men of color ages 18-29. The vision is that these men, regardless of where they live in the city, should have the access, inspiration, and support needed to be successful in their career path. (more…)
Important Survey: Driver’s License Suspension
January 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 Podcast Covers Questions Around SNAP
December 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.
Apply Today for the Success Drivers Learning Cohort
November 30, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for CJC’s 2017 Success Drivers Learning Cohort! If you are interested in learning about new workforce best practices, thinking critically about your organization’s effectiveness and sharing ideas as part of a select cohort, then this is the opportunity for you.
This #GivingTuesday, We’re Giving Too!
November 18, 2016
Last year, you blew us away. So many of you stepped up to support CJC financially and help make sure that a good job is within reach for everyone.
This year, we are ready with a creative way to say thanks to those who give on #Giving Tuesday (November 29). We hope you like it!
The Fall Frontline Focus Flyer is here! Get up to date with our upcoming training calendar, a policy update, and information about Frontline Focus Certification. This and more is at your fingertips right here.
Jobs are One in a Million Reasons for a Responsible Budget
September 21, 2016
CJC is joining with other members of the Responsible Budget Coalition for the One in a Million campaign--an effort to share stories about the harm across Illinois communities because we do not have a state budget that invests in vital programs. Check out our video below, and learn more about the campaign here.
And if you like this video, please share it with your community on Facebook and Twitter.
Summer 2016 Frontline Focus Flyer
August 29, 2016
The Summer Frontline Focus Flyer is here! Get up to date with our upcoming training calendar, a recap of our July FWA meeting on self care, and our FY2016 Performance Metrics Dashboard. This and more is at your fingertips right here.
Letter: Providers and Advocates Demand Ventra Improvements
August 23, 2016
In 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 Budget
June 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.(more…)