38th Annual Meeting Celebration

Thank you to our sponsors and those that joined us for for our 38th Annual Meeting Celebration “Ideas and Action, from the Community for the Community” on Friday, June 14th, 2019.

Ideas and Action

from the Community, for the Community

Chicago Jobs Council celebrated our 38th Annual Meeting “Ideas and Action from the Community, for the Community” on June 14th, 2019. For 38 years, the Jobs Council has worked to help people move out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity-building. Thank you to those that joined us to celebrate the Jobs Council’s accomplishments over the past year and the future that lies ahead.


Friday, June 14, 2019
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 is now closed.

Register by May 28th for the early bird discount rate of $35 using coupon code “CJCearlybird” at checkout!
Registration after May 28th: $50
Deadline to Register is June 7th.


Keynote  Speaker: Andrea Sáenz, Chief Operating Officer at The Chicago Community Trust
Special Guest: Chicago Community Chorus
You won’t want to miss other highlights like our Betty J. Willhoite Award presentation, networking, and of course, breakfast!

Ideas & Action Keynote Speaker Andrea Sáenz

Andrea Sáenz is the first person to hold the role of chief operating officer at The Chicago Community Trust. Sáenz joined The Trust after serving as the Chicago Public Library system’s first deputy commissioner and chief strategy officer. Previously, Andrea served as chief of staff at Chicago Public Schools, policy advisor for career and technical education at the US Department of Education, and executive director of HACE, a national organization working to increase Latinos’ success in professional careers. Andrea earned a Master of Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies from Scripps College. She serves as a mentor at 1871, Chicago’s tech entrepreneurship hub, and serves on boards of the Albert Pick Jr. Fund, Chicago Learning Exchange, Chicago Public Library Foundation, James Dyson Foundation, and as chairperson of Instituto del Progreso Latino.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!




ACLU of Illinois

Chicago Community Loan Fund

Desmond & Ahern, Ltd.

Elevate Energy

Fathers, Families & Healthy Communities

National Able Network

Net-Telligence Group


Revolution Workshop