How to Combat the Economic Gap

We know that the job market has been running strong in 2018. According to an article from the Chicago Tribune earlier in the year the number of job openings in the country exceeds the number of unemployed workers for the first time on record. Great news. Nevertheless...

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 and endured...

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 in the health...

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 employment for some...

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 obstacles were...

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