CJC Blog 2017-09-21T23:01:59+00:00

CJC Blog

Take Action to Protect SNAP Funding

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program helping people struggling with food insecurity. It helps 1.9 million people in Illinois (about 1 in 7 people) afford enough food to lead a healthy life. Able bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on SNAP are subject to a work requirement to continue [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|

We Will Keep Fighting White Supremacy on All Fronts

White supremacy showed its hideous face in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. But racist violence happens in many forms and in many places. It winds through public policies and trickles into our neighborhoods. It pops up in our budgets, camps out in our courts, and slips into boring sounding laws that fall heaviest on people of [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|

Transportation Win: Ventra Streamlines Bulk Orders

Have you heard? After years of paper forms, snail mail, and long wait times, CTA now offers bulk Ventra orders online! You can register your organization to purchase in bulk on the Ventra website here. We’ve been asking for this for a long time, and now it’s time to say THANK YOU! Click here to tweet a thank [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|

Mid-Summer Mixer: July 24

Monday, July 24th 5:30-8:30pm Lagunitas Brewing Company THE Basement 2607 W. 17th Street Chicago, IL 60608   Buy tickets today for Chicago Jobs Council's first ever Mid-Summer Mixer featuring... beer, games, and more! All beer proceeds support CJC's work to move people out of poverty through employment--so drink up. Tickets $20 in advance $25 at the door Buy Tickets Now (21+ only) [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|

Marching for a Better Illinois

Starting this week, a diverse group of Illinoisans is marching 200 miles from Chicago to Springfield to demand a state budget that puts the people and the planet first. This march is most obviously a reaction to the current budget crisis that began on July 1, 2015. However, it’s part of a much longer struggle over [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|

“Step Into Your Future” Career Exploration for Young Men: March 16

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 [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|