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Summer 2016 Frontline Focus Flyer

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

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 [...]

Illinois Has 9 Days Before Second Year Without Budget

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. […]

Spring 2016 Frontline Focus Flyer

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.

Registration Is Open For Our Annual Meeting!

Registration 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 [...]

We're headed to Springfield

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 [...]

WIRE Post Dives In to Wage Gap

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!

Broken State, Broken Record

Governor Rauner gave his budget address in Springfield today. In response to the address, Chicago Jobs Council Executive Director Carrie Thomas released the following statement. Today in Springfield, Governor Rauner didn’t tell us anything new. For the eighth month, we have a broken state, and the only response is a broken record. He gave us [...]

Catch Up on Last Week's Working Group

Did you miss last week’s Working Group meeting? Did you want to learn more about what we discussed? Lauren Sugerman from Chicago Women in Trades presented on the importance of providing women opportunities to enter male-dominated fields, many of which offer much higher pay. She shared with us the striking statistic that only 9% of women earn [...]