The Career & Networking Center came into being as the result of a multiphase grassroots effort to address the concerns of the underemployed and unemployed in our community. Beginning in 1992, a Naperville United Way Community Needs Assessment revealed the number one concern of our local citizens was unemployment and underemployment. As a result, the Community Career Center opened its doors in September 1996 to assist individuals in developing the tools and resources needed to conduct a successful job search and return to work.
Today the Career & Networking Center provides a supportive and professional setting where individuals can conduct a productive and successful job search, receive career-enhancing, professional development advice and build their professional network. An expert group of human resource and other business professionals are available for individual consultation to assist individuals in setting reasonable goals and implementing strategies that meet their specific needs. Perhaps, one of the unique features about the Center is the coaching appointments, which include: resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategy, career exploration, brand development, and necessary computer skills. Programs and services are available without geographic restrictions.
CarePoint delivers social services to marginalized and underprivileged populations acutely affected by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and STDs, substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness and youth at risk.
Hours: Weekdays 10am-4pm
CEDA offers a variety of programs and services in the areas of community and economic development, education, emergency assistance, employment and training, energy conservation and services, health and nutrition, and housing.
Not-for-profit coffee shop serving light breakfasts and lunches. Employees are at-risk Evanston youth, ages 15-22, who want to take steps towards a positive future and learn skills leading to employment in the food service field. Students are tutored in computer literacy, food history, job readiness techniques, GED subjects and more.
From 3pm. to 10 pm., Mon.-Sat., the space becomes Just 8 Pizzeria, serving artisan pizzas and gourmet cookies for dine in or delivery.
Living Room is a large space adjoining the cafe that may be reserved for group meetings or parties.
Variety of volunteer opportunities.
Dress for Success Worldwide – Central serves job-ready women by referral only from Chicago non-profit organizations including domestic violence agencies, homeless shelters and job-training programs. Provides each woman with a business suit when she has a job interview. Volunteers assist women one-on-one with resume enhancements, cover letter development, mock interviews and job search strategies. Volunteers are also needed for development activities and assisting with merchandise donations and sorting.
The General Assistance Program is a locally administered program by the City of Evanston which is mandated by the State of Illinois and funded by the tax payers of Evanston. The City of Evanston General Assistance Program provides assistance (up to $500.00 monthly) to persons who are not eligible for any other state or federal financial assistance programs and who do not have income or resources to provide for their basis needs. The goals of the City General Assistance program is to prepare and assist individuals with becoming employment ready and is accomplished through various different programs administered by the City.
Non-profit which promotes reduction of waste in landfills through sustainable deconstruction and renovation building practices. Contractors, building owners and residents may donate used or surplus construction materials which can be purchased for reuse at reduced prices by local residents and contractors. Revenue from the sales funds workforce job training and community education.
Provides services for the homeless at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, including employment counseling, spiritual guidance, nutritious snacks, medical, mental health and educational referrals. Facilities may be used for grooming.
Mon-Fri 7-11 a.m.
Howard Area Community Center is a social service agency that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. HACC has four sites: the Main Center, the Youth Center, the Employment Resource Center, and the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center. All of our services and location addresses are on the website at www.howardarea.org/
State of Illinois Dept. of Human Services/Dept. of Rehabilitation Services offers programs for adults with visual impairments to enable them to work and participate fully in family and community life. Includes vocational rehabilitation, independent living skills instruction, and a business enterprise program.
Hotline:800-843-6154, V/TTY: 800-447-6404, web: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32305
Public information on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. For fee schedule information, go to the “Frequently Asked Medical Questions” web page at http://www.iwcc.il.gov/faqmed.htm.
1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Services for job seekers and employers. Job seekers can meet with career counselors for skills evaluations, use public computers to search for jobs, attend a variety of job searching and skills development workshops, apply for funding for approved training and educational programs, and more.
Monday-Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Other location: Oakton Community College: MEC Building, 1616 Golf Road, Room 106 (847-376-7279) Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Impact provides comprehensive housing, clinical, and employment services for low-income adults living with mental illness. Services are long-term, individualized, and include: permanent supportive housing; individual therapy and counseling; psychiatric and nursing services; one-on-one employment support.
5150 W. Golf Rd., Skokie, IL
JCFS Chicago, a non-profit social service agency, offers expert, individualized help to support people of all ages and abilities as they strive to live successfully in their community. Our services enhance social-emotional well-being for adults, children, teen and families.
A Just Harvest’s Community Kitchen serves dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends and national holidays. The Producemobile stops on the third Monday of every month(except January)from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northside P.O.W.E.R. works on issues that address the causes of hunger and poverty and recruits and trains community leaders.
Genesis Project seeks to create meaningful employment and economic opportunities for the community.
The City has a 25% Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, and Evanston-based business participation goal for all contracts of $20,000 or more.
National Able Network, Inc. is a nonprofit agency working to serve families and communities by bringing together businesses and qualified job seekers of all ages, income and skill levels.
Services for Job Seekers: Career Counseling, Family & Financial Counseling, Resume & Interviewing Workshops, Computer Skills Training, Basic Skills Development, Full Service Resource Centers, Temporary & Permanent Placement, Targeted Job Fairs, Youth Programs, Community Network Referrals
Services for Employers: Job Needs Assessment & Customized Programs, Training/Prescreening Candidates, Certification Programs, Full-Time & Temporary Employees, Ongoing Assistance, Government Employment Programs, Subsidized Training & Employment Programs, Job Development Programs, Community Referral Services
Combining efforts of two organizations, JJslist and Search Inc., No Boundaries helps persons with disabilities learn job and workplace skills. These include basic computer skills and communication skills, negotiating public transportation and soft skills such as appropriate workplace demeanor. For businesses, No Boundaries offers disability-awareness training. No Boundaries
is a private pay, tuition-based program. Sessions last 12-13 weeks.
In Evanston maintains the Hill Arboretum Apartments for individuals with physical disabilities. In the Chicago area, maintains seven affordable barrier free apartment communities for the physically disabled. The Business Resource Center is open to residents who wish to become employable and paid positions are offered through the Workforce Development Program.
Nonprofit corporation working to significantly reduce illiteracy, unemployment, youth gang activity, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.
Youth have vastly different opportunity sets based on their income, race, culture, gender identity, and sexual orientation. These gaps in opportunity prevent many youth from realizing their fullest potential.
We utilize three strategies — Advance, Build, and Catalyze — to close this opportunity gap and prepare youth for post-secondary and life success. Across these strategies, we seek to build deep, caring relationships with youth, their families, and the community institutions around them. For all youth, Y.O.U. provides both academic support and enrichment programming. Academic support includes support with independent learning assignments, tutoring, goal setting, and social-emotional check-ins. Current enrichment programming includes a focus on team building, literacy, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), and social justice. All of our clinical and outreach services, including counseling, case management, and our 24/7 youth housing hotline, have continued without interruption, primarily through virtual and telehealth models.
If you are under 22 and experiencing a housing-related crisis, please call 847.866.1200 x 1
Provides job readiness training, job placement, employment support and career counseling to help youth and young adults aged 14-25, particularly those who are at-risk, to gain employment.
Programs and Services. Programs serve two distinct populations: high school youth ages 14-25 and out-of-school youth (OSY) ages 18-25.
Out of school youth programs: No charge
* Ongoing Career Advising – Individual assistance, online job searches, resume development and support for online applications.
* Job Readiness training workshops begin every two weeks on Tuesday.
* Career Pathways program: multi-week skills specific training in high growth industries including Auto Maintenance, Culinary, Healthcare, Retail and other sectors.
* Other events: hiring events, job fairs, foundations in literacy and math classes, other
* Job placement and retention support
Evanston Township High School program: No charge
* Ongoing Career Advising – Individual assistance, online job searches, resume development and support for online applications
* Job Readiness training workshops throughout the school year.
* Job placements for seasonal and summer work
* Career Planning throughout high school
* Support for graduating seniors planning on pursuing jobs, training programs, apprenticeships, etc.
* Other events: hiring events, job fairs, foundations in literacy and math classes, other
Evanston, IL 60201
P.O. Box 63
South Holland, IL 60473
Chicagoland Prison Outreach exists to ministers to those who have been incarcerated, and their families by providing chaplaincy services, Vocational training, food assistance, compassionate products such as school supplies, Thanksgiving baskets, and Christmas gifts for the children. The goal of Chicagoland Prison Outreach is to build relationships with those that have been incarcerated to help restore them to society, and assist their families during the transition. We also provide trauma coaching/counseling to support both those that are incarcerated, and their families. This process will help to reduce recidivism.
Since its beginnings, the Indo-American Center has welcomed people of any nationality or creed. The agency serves over 30,000 from over 35 countries people annually and provides comprehensive support through the following interrelated programs and services.
Cyriac D. Kappil Legal Clinic
Immigration & Citizenship