Working Families

Association House
1116 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services

Association House has worked with Chicagoans who seek tools to lead more productive lives, offering programs in both English and Spanish. The free BankWork$ Financial Careers Training Course teaches the sales and customer service skills that will always be in demand to prepare for a career with unlimited opportunities and advancement.

Bethel New Life
4950 W. Thomas Street, Chicago, IL 60651
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services, Community Development, Small Business Assistance

Bethel New Life is a non-profit organization with the mission of creating opportunities for individuals and families to invest in themselves by promoting policies and systems that help communities thrive. Their work is primarily focused on financial literacy, job training, and small business development services.

Center for Changing Lives
1955 N. St. Louis Avenue #101, Chicago IL 60647
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services, Community Development

The Center for Changing Lives (CCL) is an organization whose model integrates three core services together to achieve meaningful economic advancement: financial coaching, employment coaching and income support services (mainstream benefits). CCL utilizes this model to increase employment, mobilize subsidies and mainstream benefits, and reduce household fees and expenses simultaneously, taking a holistic approach to building a household’s financial capability.

Chinese American Service League
2141 S. Tan Court, Chicago, IL 60616
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services

CASL is the largest, most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans. For 40 years, they have welcomed all who walk through their doors regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, lifestyle, and needs. CASL assists in finding job opportunities for adults with multiple barriers, especially new immigrants with low English language proficiency. CASL offers a resource center, pre-employment classes, counseling, financial education, and more.

E&ES (Employment & Employer Services)
223 W. Jackson Boulevard #1005, Chicago, IL 60606
Tags: Employment Services

E&ES is a non-profit that believes quality employment is the foundation of human dignity, economic stability, and community self-sufficiency. In collaboration with public partners, E&ES connects Chicagoland businesses and job-seeking residents with government-funded resources. The range of programs offers every service from talent recruiting and career development to clinical case management.

Jane Addams Resource Center
4432 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago IL 60640
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services

The Jane Addams Resource Center provides high quality skills training and support services to help lower-income and unemployed workers achieve self-sufficiency. The organization offers GED, Math, ESL, and computer tutoring with free financial coaching, as well as free job training and job placement services for the manufacturing sector.

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Boulevard #700, Chicago, IL 60606
Tags: Employment Services

JVS is an organization that seeks to improve lives through employment and productivity, recognizing that personal development is a lifetime endeavor. JVS Chicago Adult Services will help you identify your interests and abilities, map out a career path, learn job search techniques, create a resumѐ, and practice interviewing skills.

National Latino Education Institute
2011 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, IL 60609
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services

The mission of the National Latino Education Institute is to advance individual economic independence through results-driven education, training, employment, and advocacy. The NLEI offers Community Technology Centers (CTCs) that allow free access to computers and internet to the community, and is open to work on resumes, job searches, job applications, homework, and more. NLEI provides comprehensive employment services to members of the community through job placement and pre-employment counseling, job readiness and interviewing skills training, skills assessment and resume writing assistance, employer referrals and job placement follow-up, and job fairs and career forums.

North Lawndale Employment Network
906 S. Homan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
Tags: Employment Services

North Lawndale Employment Network is an organization that works to address the extremely high rates of unemployment and underemployment in North Lawndale by offering employment services and transitional jobs to North Lawndale residents. NLEN provides job readiness training, financial coaching and credit building, entrepreneurship training, a diesel mechanics customized skills training program, and access to free computer lab (including classes), wifi, fax, copy, and print services.

Partners in Community Building
1325 S. Wabash Avenue # 306, Chicago, IL 60605
Tags: Financial Literacy, Community Development

The mission of Partners in Community Building is to provide and foster safe, sanitary and affordable housing to low and moderate income individuals, families, and seniors, as well as related community-focused financial education and human services information. The organization offers workshops to increase basic understanding of personal finance, with a wider focus on the housing market and neighborhood development.

The Resurrection Project
1818 S. Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Tags: Financial Literacy, Community Development

The Resurrection Project’s mission is to build relationships and challenge individuals to act on their faith and values by creating community ownership, building community wealth, and serving as stewards of community assets. The organization helps people achieve long-term financial stability so that they can set and reach their own financial goals, and build long-term wealth for their families. The Financial Education and Counseling division offers free workshops and one-on-one counseling focusing on fixing credit, managing money and assets, creating a budget, and decreasing debt.

UIC Center for Literacy
1040 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services, Community Development, Small Business Assistance

The UIC Center for Literacy is a public service and research center that works to improve literacy education, policy, and research at the local, state, and national levels. In the workshops, parents learn simple budgeting; smart uses of checking accounts; ways to be an informed consumer; strategies to handle credit problems; and more. The curriculum, All My Money, includes eight financial literacy lessons and is available in both English and Spanish. They also offer workshops focused on school and job preparedness and workplace success.

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