Working Hard to Achieve the Dream

Working Hard to Achieve the Dream

Working Hard to Achieve the Dream Christianna, a young mother of two girls, has very clear dreams of owning her own catering company or restaurant. She had these very goals in mind when she joined the AACF Employment Program in early June this year. Christianna...
Fast Track for IT Careers

Fast Track for IT Careers

Stepping into the world of IT work is a good choice at any level. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) growth in IT-related occupations is projected to grow 15 percent throughout the next decade, resulting in around 700,000 new jobs during the next...

Spotlight on AACF Job Developer James Spiller Job Developer James Spiller joined AACF at the beginning of this year, but he had already met Executive Director Evelyn Mensah, sitting next to her at a networking event with the Department of Family and Support Services...
Spotlight on AACF Career Coach Felicia

Spotlight on AACF Career Coach Felicia

As one of the multitude of people who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic Felicia was grateful to learn of AACF’s workforce development programs from her cousin. Felicia joined the program in 2020 and was directed to the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA)...

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