Chicago Area Project
55 E. Jackson Boulevard #900, Chicago, IL 60604
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services

The Chicago Area Project (CAP) is a non-profit that works with disadvantaged neighborhoods to improve the quality of life by focusing on young people. CAP provides financial education and employment training to median, low-income families and individuals transitioning from welfare to work.

Chicago Lights
126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Tags: Financial Literacy, Youth Services

Chicago Lights is a non-profit organization that provides hope and opportunity to our city’s children, youth, and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Chicago Lights teaches students about potential careers, resumes and interviewing, and business etiquette. They then get to apply this knowledge—as well as earn real money—through a hands-on summer internship at a local office or organization.

Online Resource
Tags: Financial Literacy

iGrad, an online resource, provides tools to help youth learn about managing finances. iGrad has partnered with City Colleges to provide loan counseling and financial literacy education. Its website has a Financial Wellness Platform (videos, articles, calculators, other tools), with categories such as managing money, paying for school, and finding a career.

Instituto Chicago
2520 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL 60608
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services, Youth Services

The mission of Instituto Chicago is to contribute to the development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training, and employment that fosters full participation in the changing US society while preserving cultural identity and dignity. The organization offers literacy instruction in various languages, vocational ESL instruction, job fairs, college pre-requisites as well as tailored job training and community college courses. The programs focus specifically on the healthcare, manufacturing, and retail industries.

Near West Side Community Development Corporation
216 S. Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612
Tags: Financial Literacy, Employment Services, Community Development

Since 1988, the Near West Side Community Development Corporation has been organizing and providing supportive services to low and moderate income residents in the West Haven community. Near West offers budget assistance, economic empowerment, first-time home owners information, youth programming, and links to job services.

The Academy Group
222 N. Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60606
Tags: Financial Literacy, Youth Services

The Academy Group is a unique enterprise founded to realize the true potential of young people from underserved communities across the United States. Designed to tap into the deep well of overlooked talent that exists nationwide, the Academy Group empowers youth to thrive in school, work and life.

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