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Fall 2016 Frontline Focus Flyer
November 7, 2016
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. capture
Jobs are One in a Million Reasons for a Responsible Budget
September 21, 2016
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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. (more…)
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.Capture
Letter: Providers and Advocates Demand Ventra Improvements
August 23, 2016
IMG_21101_finalIn 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.five-call-challenge-copy (more…)
Spring 2016 Frontline Focus Flyer
May 19, 2016
Catch up on the latest from the Frontline Focus Training Institute with our spring flyer! Read the results of our 2016 Annual Survey, access the Career Foundations curriculum, and take a look at our calendar of upcoming events and sign up for FFTI courses! This and more is at your fingertips right here. Capture
CJC Report: The Hidden Cost of Ventra
May 4, 2016
Registration Is Open For Our Annual Meeting!
April 29, 2016
circs_flattenedW2Registration is now open for our 35th Annual Meeting Celebration "Ideas and Action From the Community, For the Community." For more program details, and to register, click here.
When: Friday, June 3, 2016 8:30 am - 11:00 am Breakfast and Registration at 8:30 Program begins promptly at 9:00

Where: Hotel Palomar Chicago 505 N. State Street 5th Floor Gallery Ballroom
We’re headed to Springfield
March 30, 2016
Did you hear? Pennsylvania ended their budget stalemate last week, meaning that Illinois has now gone longer without a state budget than...well, ever as far as we can tell.

Register now to join CJC, the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter, and other Responsible Budget Coalition members in Springfield on Tuesday, April 5 (next week) to advocate for a fair budget! (more…)

WIRE Post Dives In to Wage Gap
February 25, 2016
Have you seen the latest post on the WIRE blog? Policy Research Assistant Kim Boche takes a look at misperceptions of the gender wage gap, and how it continues to take earnings from women--particularly women of color. Visit the WIRE to check out the post, infographic, and find other information and resources about workforce policy and more! Capture