Success Feels Good
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 in 2019. When he saw the company name for the...
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)...
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 race....
“I always thought it was cool how different medicine helps people, and I always wanted to help people.” - Jasmine has always had an interest in medicine. She came to AACF last year through her Pharmacy Technician training program at PharmT Prep LLC when her instructor...
With The Courage to Reach Out
Tey exemplifies the strength and courage of reaching out for assistance. We are grateful that Tey has reached out for help among many others.
An Employment Case for the Record
AACF congratulates youth client Michael on his recent employment offer as Expungement Clerk with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, located in the Daley Center, downtown in the Chicago Loop.
Job Success During Lockdown | Opportunities to Work During the Pandemic
AACF would like to congratulate Devon for his recent promotion and raise in his security position that he began this year.
We Help Through Partnering
Moving from temp job to temp job did not make financial ends meet for Keni and his sons. We are glad that he found AACF, where he has received help with job finding skills, polishing his resume, interviewing, and job placements.
Connections that Grow Upward Mobility In All Senses of the Word
Osha Richardson is grateful for the assistance that he received from AACF, citing that Executive Director, “Evelyn is one of the greatest women I’ve ever met.” - Osha Richardson. Having grown up on Chicago’s South Side, Osha completed high school and entered college...
Turns in the Road
Jashaun walked through the office doors of AACF in June after learning about the organization from Progressive Trucking School where he is currently working towards earning his Class A CDL. After being referred by Progressive to AACF’s Youth Workforce Development...