< Phalanx Family Services




Our mission is to assist economically disadvantaged children and families in the pursuit of self-sufficiency.

  • CDBG


    Providing training, job placement and retention services....

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  • SYEP

    Summer Youth Employment Program

    Engaging young people ages 16-24 to work part time....

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  • SOAR


    Re-engaging chronically truant youth to re-enroll...

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  • Special

    One Summer Chicago Plus

    Chicago's Mayor Emanuel visits Phalanx highlighting summer program in Photo Gallery/Album 2...

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  • Award

    One Summer Chicago Plus

    President Obama and Deshawn Shepherd at White House - Champions of Change Recognition Award in Photo Gallery/Album 3...

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  • Lemuel

    The Lemuel Austin Foundation Mentoring Program


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Basic Nursing Assistant Training

An 8-week course that includes Career Development seminars/workshops incorporated in the program to prepare students for employment.


This program is dedicated to mentoring youth and obtaining gainful employment.

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing helps to provide the job skills necessary to obtain valuable work experience and ensure they reach their employment goals.


Training Connecting Developing Illinois Workforce

Expanding economic opportunity... through partnerships that leverage technology


Illinois Violence Prevention Authority


To reduce and/or eliminate the effects of violence on children

City of Chicago CityKey

The City of Chicago CityKey

To enable Chicagoans to obtain an optional, valid, government-issued ID


One Summer Plus

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Now through May 28th, 2018

ONE SUMMER CHICAGO PLUS:  140 youth   Ages 16-21 Emphasis on high need youth in high school (6 week program - $8.25/hr. 20 hours per week)

SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM:  85 youth Ages 16-24  Emphasis on youth who are disconnected from school and work (6 week program - $8.25/hr. 20 hours per week)

CHICAGOBILITY: 190 youth Ages 14-15  Project-based learning and skill building (A Stipend of $75.00 per 6/week for a total of $450.00; a minimum of 90-120 hours of activities that strengthen their community, build civic engagement and create safe communities through youth driven projects)


City of Chicago CityKey

Chicago CityKey Program

The Chicago City Key Program was established to bring Chicago together as one community.  It will enable Chicagoans to obtain an optional, valid, government-issued D that they can use to acess a range of services from both the private and public sectors.


Community Development Block Grant

CDBG includes construction, industrial and Basic Nursing TrainingCommunity Development Block Grant (CDBG) focuses on employment preparation, customized training and industry.



Advocate Charitable Foundation

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Chicago Public Schools

Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Dept. of Family & Support Services

Fathers, Families & Healthy Communities

Illinois Department of Human Services

illinois department of public health

Illinois criminal justice information authority (in collaboration with Goodcity)


Collaborating Partners

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO  (Olive Harvey College)


illinois board of higher education


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