Partners with Power: CTA Second Chance Program

AACF clients face many barriers to employment, including homelessness, returning citizens, and many other social issues within or beyond the control of our clients. For that reason we are leveling barriers by partnering with the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA)...

New Opportunities to End Youth Homelessness

One of the biggest factors facing our youth today is homelessness. As we all know, it’s hard to get a job—let alone any other service or benefit—if you don’t have a mailing address. Even when kids crash on their loved ones’ couches, having mail sent to that address...

Workforce Development and Online Learning

Many of us grew up hearing that we needed to study hard, go to college and get a good job. That might have been true in the 20th century, but things have changed over the past two decades—and not necessarily for the better. Today, the average college student has about...

How Does Job Placement Work?

Job placement agencies and divisions are dedicated to helping people find the right jobs for their skill set and experience level. Almost everyone is familiar with the slog of applying for jobs and waiting to hear back—job placement agencies and departments try to...

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