Success Feels Good

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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Keonte’s Way

College is getting harder to afford every day, cutting off an important path to a satisfying and rewarding career that also pays. But there are other ways to gain the skills and knowledge employers are looking for and even raise money and/or apply to...

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Kevyon’s Journey

It’s not easy to turn your life around, but AACF is here to help kids like Kevyon do just that. Growing up in a family of eight, Kevyon’s family was constantly struggling to pay the bills. Kevyon had gotten in trouble with the law and had been assigned a...

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Kiara’s Courage

Kiara B. is also one of our youth participants in the Youth Employment Program through CCWP. Kiara was on the verge of being homeless when she came into our office for help. We placed her in the community garden project portion of her internship, where she...

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Shockwaves for Shaquille

Shaquille P. was one of our youth participants in the Youth Employment Program through CCWP. Shaquille was living from home to home when he initially came to our office requesting for help. He was initially placed at the Village of Broadview for his...

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