AARP Foundation Back To Work 50+
The Back to Work 50+ Program is for unemployed and underemployed people aged 50 and up who want to gain confidence, skills, and explore opportunities needed to successfully compete in today’s job market. Provides individualized career counseling, job coaching, and skills development. For more information, call 855-850-2525.
Chatham Education and Workforce Center
This 11,000 square foot state-of-the-art workforce/training center opens to the public this month, featuring a Maker Lab, flexible space for use by community groups, dedicated classrooms, office space and access to all of The Partnership’s programming and services. The center is made possible through the generosity of Steve and Jessica Sarowitz with additional sponsorship offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, ComEd, Uber, Verizon, and Fifth Third Bank. For more information, email email@example.com
Services for CHA Residents
Career services for Chicago Housing Authority residents and voucher holders that include coaching, digital literacy, training and support in navigating federal workforce program options. For more information, text “CHA” to (312) 500-6481.
Chicago Community Health Response Corps
The City of Chicago’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Corps officially moved on to the preventative and recovery phase and became the Chicago Community Health Response Corps. The Response Corps focuses on chronic disease prevention and community health outreach, health literacy, and resource navigation, complementing CDPH’s strategic plan: Healthy Chicago 2025.
For more information, visit the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Cook County Career Pathways Navigator
Finding the resources that are just right for you and your needs can be overwhelming – especially if you’re differently abled. That’s why The Partnership and Cook County created the Cook County Career Pathways Navigator program, which aims to specifically support individuals with disabilities by connecting them with organizations that can help them with their career path.
The Road Home Initiative
Roughly 10% of the people The Partnership serves identify as having had prior justice system involvement. In collaboration with Cook County and the Justice Advisory Council, The Partnership created the Cook County Coordinated Reentry Council, which led to The Reentry Navigation Initiative: The Road Home. The program’s expansion is made possible by funding from Cook County.
For more information, email RoadHome@chicookworks.org
Construction initiatives include recruiting, training, and placement opportunities for populations that are underrepresented in Illinois’ high-demand skilled trades occupations.
For more information, click here to visit our Construction Initiative page.
Career exploration and subsidized internships in high-growth, high-demand sectors for young adult job seekers in Suburban Cook County communities impacted by poverty and structural racism.
More information: bit.ly/OppWorksApp.
Youth Workforce Development Portal
A website dedicated to youth career exploration resources created in collaboration with Road Trip Nation. Young adults can learn about the region’s high growth, high demand careers and access training opportunities. Resources include a work-based learning curriculum focused on career exploration and expanding social capital.
More information: roadtripnation.com/workforce/Chicago