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Turns in the Road

Jashaun walked through the office doors of AACF in June after learning about the organization from Progressive Trucking School where he is currently working towards earning his Class A CDL. After being referred by Progressive to AACF’s Youth Workforce Development...

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Ambitions Put to Work: An Alum shares her Story

My name is Nia and I am 24 years old. I was first introduced to Tami at the AACF agency when I was just a junior at Trinity High School. Working with Tami, my friend and I were placed at a retail store where we worked throughout the holiday season. Once our internship...

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A Young Woman’s Work History: No Job Beneath Her

Dominique was referred to AACF by her high school science teacher, Ms. Thompson, at the Austin Career Education Center located in Chicago's Westside, when she went to her with the statement: "I need a job." Ms. Thompson let her know about AACF's job training and job...

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Ten Toes Down

AACF is proud to congratulate Arif Longe, a former program participant and an employee with the organization, for recently securing a government job in Chicago's Thompson Center. Arif is grateful for the transferrable skills he learned as an AACF intern. He cites his...

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Congratulations Arkeyillia!

When Arkeyillia gave birth to her son, Tishon Rocquemore, Jr. (TJ, as known by friends and family), at age 19 she had been working at Food 4 Less and struggling to make ends meet. She learned about the programs at AACF from her boyfriend and son's father, Tishon...

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Geneva Courageously at the Guard Post

When Geneva enrolled in the AACF/CYEP youth program in February, 2017, she faced serious adversities and barriers to success that are common among the youth population. She was homeless, lacked skills, had a limited work history, faced economic hardship...

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Alexandra Made Her Own Way

Alexandra came through AACF’s doors January 2017, ready to learn and willing to work.  Alexandra started paid work experience at Speedy Accounting Services but shortly after working in the accounting field, Alexandra changed her focus and showed interest...

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No Limit For Talayah

At the African American Christian Foundation, our main goal is to offer job skills and training to out of school youth that will prepare them for employment. Most people don’t know that we do more than that; travel can be a hurdle, and barrier to...

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Gary’s Grand

Gary is a 19 year old who lives at home with his mom and brother. He tested low on reading and lacked work experience. He joined AACF’s youth program in 2015 because he wanted to develop his skills, find a job, and make a better life for himself. Gary’s...

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