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An Employment Case for the Record

An Employment Case for the Record

AACF congratulates youth client Michael on his recent employment offer as Expungement Clerk with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, located in the Daley Center, downtown in the Chicago Loop.

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We Help Through Partnering

Moving from temp job to temp job did not make financial ends meet for Keni and his sons. We are glad that he found AACF, where he has received help with job finding skills, polishing his resume, interviewing, and job placements.

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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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