There’s Hope for the Job Market

There’s hope for the job market in 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), careers in education, healthcare, and hospitality are going strong, with education and healthcare making a 4.3 percent gain in jobs over the past year. Hospitality jobs...
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...
Why Paid Internships?

Why Paid Internships?

Why seek a paid internship? A paid internship is a great way for job seekers with barriers to employment to gain work experiences with room for growth. There are multiple reasons why a job seeker might be challenged to secure work, including low income, lack of...

Colors by Ari B.Cerja

April is National Poetry Month. In celebration of this important craft we ran a Black History Month Poetry Contest in February. Here is one of our favorites: Colors He walks through the streets with a smile on his face But inside he’s feeling the weight of the...
How We Help Youth to Succeed

How We Help Youth to Succeed

We at the African American Christian Foundation (AACF) are here to help our low income youth neighbors succeed in all areas of their lives. Many of our program participants have grown up in neighboring West Side Chicago as well as the South Side areas with a higher...

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