Chicago Jobs Council

aka CJC   |   Chicago, IL   |  www.cjc.net

Mission

Chicago Jobs Council (Jobs Council) moves people out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity-building. Our vision is that all people, regardless of where they start or where they've been, can access employment as a pathway out of poverty.

Ruling year info

1984

CEO

Ms. Lisa Bly-Jones

Main address

29 E Madison St Ste 1700-C

Chicago, IL 60602 USA

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EIN

36-3293115

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (J01)

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Advocacy & Capacity Building

Founded in 1981, the original mission of the Jobs Council was to track economic development funds earmarked for low-income Chicagoans. Over our 37 year history we have actively worked at the intersection of policy and practice and have evolved over time to serve as a critical intermediary organization positioned to: bring the frontline experience of job seekers to systems change conversations; convene and facilitate cross-system conversations; and make connections between typically siloed systems. Each year, we work alongside our members (as well as 300 unique organizational partners) to change policy, develop innovative practice, reform systems, strengthen organizations, and support frontline professionals. This is done at all levels - local, state, and federal - with a focus on the Chicago region. The Jobs Council’s major policy efforts focus on alternative business models and “high road” employer practices; building an inclusive continuum of education and training; and reducing systemic barriers to employment experienced by people of color and women. Our capacity building efforts are conducted primarily through the Frontline Focus Training Institute (FFTI) and the Workforce Information & Resource Exchange (WIRE) online portal. Over 600 unique individuals were engaged in Jobs Council events last year (Working Group, Workforce 360, Frontline Focus trainings, Frontline Workforce Association, Transit Table, etc.) and we estimate that ultimately 40,000 disadvantaged job seekers and workers benefited from our capacity building and policy advocacy efforts.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people

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Chicago Jobs Council

Board of directors
as of 03/24/2022
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Board chair

Ms. Guadalupe Preston

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Sheryl Holman

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Manny Rodriguez

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