2020 Season of Giving Spotlight – Dr. Scholl Foundation

The year 2020 has definitely provided real challenges for all of us. Those challenges have perhaps hit certain groups of us the hardest. But in this year’s season of giving it is also a season of gratitude for us as we wish to express our sincere thanks to the Dr....

We Celebrate American Education Week 2020

We believe that education is a crucial foundation for building a successful career. In honor of National American Education Week (Nov. 16 - 20), which celebrates public education and all of the individuals involved to make it happen, from educators to school...

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...

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