AACF was 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.
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Resilience Over Adversity
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. Qualified participants may receive up to $8000.00 to got to an approved vocational school, college or university. read more
Thanksgiving to the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
In this Season of Giving, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Oak Park-River Forest (OPRF) Community Foundation for the generous grant awarded to us. As one of 21 noteworthy organizations in the area, AACF received a portion of $204,200 in total in grant monies generously given this year by the OPRF Community Foundation in support of community sustainability, education, and youth development.
President/CEO of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, Tony Martinez, states as a testament to what people can do for others: “These organizations help maintain and enrich the social fabric of our communities… With this year’s grant monies, recipient organizations will be able to further transform their programs and increase their meaningful impact on people’s lives…”
We are extremely grateful of the support of amazing organizations like the OPRF Community Foundation and individual donors. We strive to continue excellence in our mission to support community sustainability by helping individuals to achieve dignified work, financial stability, and affordable housing in the area.
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.
Work for AACF
We look for dedicated people who are committed to changing lives. Sound like you?
We are a Service provider
As a Service provider, we offer employment and vocational training services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. read more
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 $8.25 is higher than the federal minimum wage but is 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.
Next CNA Class to start on February 11, 2020. The class will meet Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am until 3:30 PM for 9 weeks.
Community Job Fair will be held on April 16, 2020. See our event page for further details of the event and to register or sponsor the event. Click here to register.
Volunteer Information Session 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM January 7, 2020. If you are interested in volunteering for AACF, join us and explore your options at our next orientation session.
Black Star Gala & Awards, the annual benefit of the African American Christian Foundation, celebrates our work and achievements on October 22, 2020.
According to a recent article from US News and World Report some of the fastest growing jobs in 2019 and beyond do not require a four-year college degree. Due to an aging population with better access to healthcare and longer lifespans many of these jobs exist within...