Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Resilience Over Adversity
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 was over the retail store went on to offer both of us part-time positions. After graduating high school, I went on to attend Monmouth College. While on summer break going into my sophomore year of college, I was awarded the opportunity to be an intern at the AACF office, as a receptionist. It was there where...
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the W.P. & H.B. White Foundation for the grant award of $20,000 last month in September. It is because of the generous support of organizations like the W.P. & H.B. White Foundation that we are able to provide youth program participants with critical supportive services including: rental assistance, tuition, uniforms, clothing, child care, transportation assistance, housing, and many others. The W.P. & H.B. White Foundation was created in 1955 by the successful food packaging company White Cap (established in 1926),...
The Community Technology Center offers Basic Microsoft Word and Excel courses monthly. To register for a course, call 708-848-1700. Through the KAM Institute of Healthcare and Technology, AACF offers vocational training in a wide range of computer applications and technical skills. For more information, contact us.
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Digital Manufacturing Technology Internship Program
This program is designed to provide classroom instruction with hands-on training in the digital design and digital manufacturing. This program focuses on training critical to success in manufacturing careers such as laser cutting, machining, 3D printing and CNC milling. Career and Employment Assistance services, a component of the program provides job readiness skills training, vocational training, guidance and support throughout all phases of the employment process for program participants and job seekers.
Preparing Today’s Youths And Young Adults for the Challenges of Tomorrow
The current minimum wage in Illinois $9.25, and will increase to $12.00 by January 2022 however still not a living wage.
High school dropout are less likely to earn a living wage, and more likely to be poor and rely on public assistance, engage in crime and generate other social costs. (Rumberger).
Join AACF to help create economic equality for low income members of our community and end the cycle of poverty.
Future CNA Classes are starting soon. Class sessions meet Tuesday and Friday or Saturday from 9:00 am until 3:30 PM for 10 weeks or 20 weeks. Students must qualify to register for a class. Call to register today.
Our Community Job Fair will be held twice annually. See our Event page for further details and to register or become a sponsor.
We hold regular Volunteer Information Sessions at our office. If you are interested in volunteering for AACF, join us and explore your options. Learn more and sign up to become a volunteer.
Black Star Gala & Awards, the first annual benefit of the African American Christian Foundation to celebrate our work and achievements on October 20, 2022.
Over the past 40 years, poverty among the inhabitants of U.S. inner cities has remained stubbornly resistant to public policy prescriptions. Government research has sought to explain urban poverty, with a wide variety of explanations put forward as the basis for...