AACF Executive Director, Evelyn Mensah, participated in the Chicago Foundation for Women Willie’s Warriers Cohort founded upon Reverend Willie T. Barrow’s legacy as a leader and activist in Chicago.
We are excited that our Pharmacy Technician Training Program has been approved by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board as a recognized educational or training program! This means that graduates from our program will gain a nationally credentialed Pharmacy Technician license after passing the certification exam.
Why is Black History everyone’s history? The United States is undoubtedly a powerful nation, considered by U.S. News and World Report to be the world’s most dominant economic and military power. By 1860, towards the end of Slavery, the South was producing 75% of the world’s cotton and producing millionaires galore.
Celebrate Black History Month with us by entering our Black History Month poetry contest and let your voice be heard! Submit a poem in rhyme or free verse about what is important to you about Black History Month.
A huge THANK YOU to the Edmond and Alice Opler Foundation for the gift of funding to provide up to thirty laptops for our program participants involved in vocational training or work that requires technology.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMH) for the generous gift of $9,999.00 in support of mental health care for our job seekers. As part of NMH, Northwestern Medicine Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is dedicated to identifying vital health needs across all social strata in the community.
AACF is launching a new program designed to train program participants to become career coaches, case managers, and customer service representatives. The new initiative called Career Coach Corp will be run by
We are both excited and proud to be on track towards reaching our goal of placing 50 youth in jobs! So far this summer we have enrolled and placed 30 out of 30 youth in stable jobs. We are going strong towards reaching our goal of 50 youth participant placements by the end of September.
The financial support granted from the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) has enabled AACF to provide rental assistance and up to one year of supportive housing assistance for program participants experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.
We congratulate AACF Executive Director, Evelyn Mensah, for winning a seat in the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) 2022 Willie’s Warriors Leadership Initiative cohort. CFW is dedicated to serving women and girls in the Chicagoland area through grantmaking, advocacy, leadership, and organizing for change.