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About AACF

Established as a not-for-profit agency in 1985, African American Christian Foundation (AACF) has helped to create employment opportunity for community residents regardless of race, color or religious affiliation.

We provide job training programs and job placement services to youth and adults in the Chicago's West Suburbs and neighboring communities. Our job training programs combine vocational and computer skills with academics and job readiness skills. We address the socioeconomic needs of members of our community through the use of technology, vocational training and counseling.

Over 600 adults and teenagers utilize the center each year because they want to succeed. This year another 120 families will succeed and move towards self-sufficiency here at AACF.

Partners in Achievement

Cook County Workforce Partnership (CCWP), Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Illinois State Board of Higher Education (IHBE), Village of Oak Park, LUMITY, CEDA, Smur-fit Stone Container Co., Village of Maywood, Hilton Hotels, Wendy's International, Microsoft Corporation, and the Chicago Community Trust.


The mission of AACF is to train and assist low-income residents of west suburban Cook County and neighboring Chicago communities to actively foster economic development and build effective social relations that will create opportunities for self-sufficiency, individual wellbeing and promote community stability.


Inspired service. Unlimited possibilities.


AACF Oak Park Location
6707 North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

AACF Chicago Location
22 W. Washington St., Ste. 1500, Chicago, IL 60602