39th Annual Meeting Celebration – Virtual Edition!

Register now for our 39th Annual Meeting Celebration “Ideas and Action, from the Community for the Community – Virtual Edition” on June 5th, 2020.


Friday, June 5, 2020
9:00 am-11:00 am

Program begins promptly at 9:00 am


Virtually, on Zoom

(Please register for the link)

Ideas & Action: from the Community, for the Community

Virtual Edition

Chicago Jobs Council is celebrating our 39th Annual Meeting on June 5th, 2020. For 39 years, the Jobs Council has worked to help people move out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity-building. We look forward to seeing you virtually to celebrate with us.


As we are having our event virtually, we are offering several ticket price options.

Update: All ticket proceeds will be donated to Black-led Chicago organizations providing mutual aid, supporting protesters, and pushing for police accountability and reform.

Free — We support you and want to see you
$25 — Lower than our usual ticket price, so maybe use the savings to support a local business for a breakfast treat on June 5th
$50 — Imagine we’re at the Palomar … and support us with our regular ticket price
$100 — Extra support to give us a boost

Click here to register!


Betty J. Willhoite Award Presentation

Ideas & Action Panel: We Want a New Normal: Pivoting to Equity in the COVID Economy

Ameya Pawar — Economic Security Project, The Academy Group (moderator)
Karin Norington-Reaves — Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Ugo Okere — Raise the Floor Alliance
Carl Wiley — The LYTE Collective

Field Builder Award Presentation

Spoken Word Performance

Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, poet

and more!