Employment & Financial Empowerment

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Adult Employment Program

Assists in finding job opportunities for adults with multiple barriers—especially new immigrants with low English language proficiency. The program also provides a thorough assessment as well as job coaching and placement assistance.

  • Resource Center
  • Pre-Employment Classes
  • Counseling and Placement
  • Title V Senior Community Service Employment Program: Fostering and promoting effective part-time opportunities for unemployed, low-income people age 55 or older with limited employment prospects. The goal of the program is to help participants enter or re-enter the workforce via any career.
  • Culinary Training Program: Offering Western cooking instruction and vocational English as Second Language, equipping students with knowledge and skills for entry-level positions with major hotels, institutions, and restaurants.

Financial Education

  • Financial Literacy: Savings, budgeting, banking, credit, ID theft, loans, homeownership, financial planning, and more. Working with individuals on a plan to achieve their financial goals.
  • Housing Counseling: Home buying, pre and post-purchase, foreclosure prevention and intervention, rental counseling, and more.
  • Energy Assistance: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Summer Energy Assistance Program, Emergency Furnace, ComEd Hardship, home weatherization, and more.

*Funding for these programs is made possible through a grant provided by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is a non-profit agency created by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.  The Partnership administers federal and private funding to a network of more than 50 delegate agencies, including 10 American Job Centers.  In collaboration with The Partnership, these agencies promote comprehensive workforce development initiatives addressing the training and career placement needs of job-seekers and businesses and economic growth throughout Chicago and Cook County.