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Transformative Coaching for the Whole Family

People know what they need, where they're strong, and what their families are struggling with. This internal expertise is central to an exciting new coaching model that the Chicago Jobs Council is helping spread across the United States. Developed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Family-Centered Coaching (FCC) is a free, open source set of strategies, tools, [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|

Submit your comment against the proposed SNAP ABAWD waiver rule harming over 400,000 Illinoisans!

Despite the successful passing of a bipartisan Farm Bill in December 2018 that strengthened federal SNAP support and resources, the Trump administration has sidestepped Congress and proposed federal rule changes that will have several extremely harmful effects in Illinois that need our urgent action: The proposed rule changes would severely limit Illinois' ability to apply for the [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|

Questions for Chicago Candidates

There is a huge field of candidates and dozens of forums where Chicagoans can ask mayoral hopefuls and potential city council members about their plans and policy priorities. Here’s a cheat sheet with some sample questions you can ask the candidates. Bring this with you to aldermanic candidate meet-and-greets or large mayoral forums. Last year, [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|

Apprenticeship 101: Building Capacity for Equitable Apprenticeship in Illinois

When many people think of "apprenticeship," the first thing that may come to mind is a medieval scene - a blacksmith shop, perhaps, where a seasoned expert teaches a novice blacksmith the tricks of the trade. In reality, apprenticeship is emerging as a trend in workforce development with strong bipartisan support from policymakers. However, despite [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|

Employment must be a housing strategy.

People want to work. But unstable housing makes that difficult. When people experiencing housing instability seek help to find housing, we want them to get help finding employment too. That’s not the way it works now. We’ve been working with some great partners through the Employment Task Force of the Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC) to [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|