• Workplace Success

    Black males need better access to lucrative job opportunities. These programs were created to improve job readiness, enhance technical skills and to increase job retention and career advancement.

    The following programs are recommended for individuals who are ages 19 to 40.

    Reentry Program

    Individuals get help with re-entering the workforce through temporary and transitional housing assistance, help conducting a job search, application assistance, career coaching and placement services.

    For information, contact Valerie Everett, Director, Workforce Development, at 312-692-0766 or at veverett@thechicagourbanleague.org.

    Give or Get Jobs Program

    Under this program, members of the League’s Advisory Council, partners and sponsors give the League the right of first refusal to find African-American males to fill internships and vacancies for full-time positions.

    Advisory Council members, partners and sponsors who are unable to commit positions can sponsor the salary plus benefits of a certain number of African-American males to participate in transitional jobs and internships for one year with African-American owned businesses, elected officials, faith-based organizations, universities, the Chicago Urban League and other nonprofits. The League will help participants secure permanent, unsubsidized employment.

    Participants also will receive:

    · job readiness training

    · resume preparation

    · mock interview training

    · job/internship placement

    · post-placement services

    For information, contact Valerie Everett, Director, Workforce Development, at 312-692-0766 or at veverett@thechicagourbanleague.org