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.
Black Health and Wellness is this year’s theme for Black History Month, during the month of February, shining light on Black contributions to the field of health and wellness and also commemorating the ways in which Blacks have stayed well throughout the course of Black history in the US.
We believe that no one should go hungry and be without having their personal needs met, especially during the holidays and during these challenging times. At AACF, we judge each day by planting seeds and the harvest we sow. For that reason, our Board of Directors will be providing meals and toiletries to ten community members who are elderly or who have disabilities. If you are a low income elderly person or a person with a disability please contact us to receive food and toiletries for up to $100, now until Christmas and through January 2022.
We would like to offer a huge thank you to the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation (OPRF Community Foundation) for the generous contribution of $3000 in support of our program operations.
So, what exactly is Giving Tuesday? - As many people know, not-for-profits such as AACF rely solely on donations and government grants in order to provide services to program participants. We do not charge our clients for services. Our ability to serve our youth...
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the W.P. & H.B. White Foundation for the grant award of $20,000 last month in September. It is because of the generous support of organizations like the W.P. & H.B. White Foundation that we are able to provide youth...