"Change your thoughts, and you change your world"
Norman Vincent Peale
Funded by Chicago Development Block Grant, this program is for you if you are 18 years of age and over, have been previously released from a state or federal facility and seeking a new start in life.
We can help you overcome obstacles and barriers to employment by developing marketable skills through On-the-Job Work Experience, Vocational Training, and Work & Life Readiness classes. We also encourage GED, ABE, and/or Literacy Education as important keys to employability and success. You will also be able to take advantage of our exclusive job development, placement, and retention services to ultimately help you secure and maintain employment.
Orientations are held Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
For individuals age 18 and over
- Authorization to work in the U.S.
- Social Security Number
- Compliance with Selective Service
- City of Chicago resident
- Proof of felony conviction (excluding sexual offenders)
- Birth certificate
- State ID and/or Driver's License
And one or more of the following:
- Food Stamp Recipient
- TANF Recipient
- Low-to-moderate income