Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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The Jane Addams Resource Corporation builds healthy communities through workforce, economic, and human development. It is rooted in the North Center, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, and Uptown neighborhoods of Chicago and serves the Chicagoland area through a strategic mix of industrial retention, training, and educational initiatives.

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Eric White Eric White
My job title is Weld Instructor and I have been in this position since April 18, 2011. My work involves training trainees in understanding the welding process and MIG, TIG, and Stick welding to better enhance their employment possibilities. Through interactive communication, hands on demonstration,… More
Emily Emily
My job title is Employment Services Manager. I have been at Jane Addams Resource Corporation since June 2010. My work involves preparing JARC's Manufacturing Program trainees for work by assisting with resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews and other work readiness barriers. What I like… More
Emily Emily
My job title is Senior Program Coordinator. I have been in this position since September 2009. My work involves coordinating our welding training program and overseeing our tutoring and Bridge program. At JARC we try to help people get the education, training, and supportive services they need to… More
Alex Alex
My job title is Employment Coach and I've been in this position since August 2011. My work involves engaging adults in quality education, leadership, career exploration, and employment opportunities that meet the demands of skills-based workforce in an effort for families to achieve economic… More
Jessica Jessica
My job title is Program Coordinator. My work involves case management of all students enrolled in our welding class. What I like about my job is getting to see students get placed in employment and maintaining employment after working so hard. I love watching people pay off debts, save for houses,… More
Lida Lida
I have been working at JARC for about a year now. I started out coordinating our Adult Learners Program and recently becamse the CNC Coordinator for our Careers in Manufacturing Program. I conduct bi-monthly manufacturing program orientations, screen, interview and on-board candidates for our… More

Needs validated

Damarion from Chicago, IL

Moved to find work to support my son. Need safety gear to work as a welder.

Once I have a job, I can send for my son. I finished the program in welding and I am ready to work. More

Validated by Eric White from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$280of $280

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/9/2012

Tom from Chicago, IL

Learned a new skill; need welding supplies to start working

I went through welding training and need the right gear to start a new job. More

Validated by Eric White from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$280of $280

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2012

Tracy from Chicago, IL

Training for welding career - need equipment and transportation

I need welding equipment and gas cards to get to and from my training. This will give me a career job with good money--better than I make now. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$437of $420

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/17/2012

Zoe from Chicago, IL

Increase My Career Opportunities with Welding Gear

I want to be able to start a job as a welder as soon as I graduate from this program but I don't have the funds to buy the equipment I need. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2012

Buddy from Chicago, IL

Starting my career in the welding field; need protective equipment

I need welding equipment for employment. For me to have these items would mean a better chance at the job, and better things for my family. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$280of $280

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2012

LeAnn from Chicago, IL

I am moving forward and need a computer to take classes online

A computer will help me go back to school quicker and increase my income. I need more earning potential so I can have my son live back home with me. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/17/2012

Bart from Chicago, IL

Parenting + in job training; need winter clothing for my children

I need uniforms and winter coats and boots for my kids. Until I complete my job training program and start working, my kids need some essentials. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/22/2012

Shawnta from Chicago, IL

Warm winter boots and supplies for my children and steel-toed work boots for me

I need just a little help to make it through the next 2 months of job training before I'll have a better paying career as a machinist. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

John from Chicago, IL

It's getting cold out and my daughter needs winter clothing

I'm a student and the sole provider for my daughter. Meeting this need will keep my daughter warm and healthy until I go back to work. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2012

Anita from Chicago, IL

Need welding gear and gas cards as I train to be a welder and provide for my kids.

If I can continue to get to my classes, appointments, and purchase safety equipment I can get the job I trained for and take care of my daughters. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Charles from Chicago, IL

Car repairs so my family can get to work and school safely

Our family needs reliable transportation so my kids can get to school safely, my wife can get to work, and I can go to job interviews on-time. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Jetaun from Chicago, IL

Back on my feet! Just got a job and need help with security deposit to secure housing

I'm currently homeless and need assistance with half of a security deposit. A secure home will help keep my son and I moving forward. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/19/2012

John from Chicago, IL

Just got a welding job! Need gear, safety glasses, and bus fare to pass my 90-day trial period

I need welding gear and bus fare because I just got my first welding job! I also need to get prescription safety welding glasses so I weld better. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$680of $665

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2013

Mike from Chicago, IL

After two years I finally found a job! Now I need my car fixed so I can get to work.

My car failed the emissions test and I need to get it fixed so I can get to my new job. I cannot risk losing this job after having been unemployed. More

Validated by Alex from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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20 supporters
Funded on 5/15/2013

Charlize from Chicago, IL

From homelessness to graphic design school. Need a laptop and graphics software to make it.

In the past year I went from living in a shelter to getting back onto my own two feet. I'm ready for school and a career that'll support my family. More

Validated by Alex from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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31 supporters
Funded on 6/18/2013

Tony from Chicago, IL

The Bloom Firm will match every dollar in support of Tony's need!

Getting the right safety gear will allow me to take a job as soon as I get an offer from an employer. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

Angie from Chicago, IL

The Bloom Firm will match every dollar in support of Angie's need!

I need safety gear to move up in my new job. Because its important to be precise when welding prescription safety glasses are vital to my success. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

Erick from Chicago, IL

The Bloom Firm will match every dollar in support of Erick's need!

I need welding gear to finish my certification, save for a home, and support my mom. The gear will make it easier for me to be self-sufficient. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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32 supporters
Funded on 7/24/2013

Marie from Chicago, IL

Widow & mother of 3, I need welding gear to show employers I am prepared for the job

My goal is to get my welding certification, find a job, and support my 3 kids. It's hard to provide for them when I'm not working full time. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$780of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/25/2013

Terry from Chicago, IL

Working + in school. Need welding gear to start my new career + show my daughter hard work pays off

With welding gear I can start my new career + provide for my 12yo daughter. I've never had anyone help me before, and this would mean the world to me. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2013

Israel from Chicago, IL

I'm a dad ready to support my family. Need the safety gear + tools to work as a machinist.

They require precision measuring instruments + safety gear before you can work as a CNC machinist. I'm trained and ready to work and support my family More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/30/2013

Phillip from Chicago, IL

Ready to reach stability. Need welding gear to qualify for jobs.

My goal is to complete my certifications at JARC and find a job that will bring me financial stability. I need to buy my own welding equipment. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$515of $515

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

Chaeyanne from Chicago, IL

Single mom working part time. With welding safety gear I can take a job that will really support us.

Right now, I work part time, but once I'm certified, I'll get a full time job to provide for my family and be stable. First, I need welding gear. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$395of $390

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

Federica from Chicago, IL

I'm the primary earner & caregiver for my family. I need welding gear & tools to advance my career

My current job is unstable & I need to provide for my disabled husband and in-laws. With my new training and welding gear, I can get a good job. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$780of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 10/29/2013

Sue from Chicago, IL

Mother of 3 starting work as a CNC machinist. I need gear + bus passes to get a job

I need steel-toed boots, safety glasses, & measuring instruments so I'll have my own gear on the job. I also need bus passes for my 1st month at work. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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27 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Catherine from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mother of 3, and I need gear and transportation to launch my career

I'm in training to be a CNC machinist and need safety gear (like steel-toed boots), an eye exam, and train passes to qualify for jobs and get started. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$686of $580

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2013

Jose from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to start interviewing for welding jobs; I need safety equipment to work.

I've been studying to become a welder for months and the proper equipment will help to prepare me for interviews and to start my welding career! More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

Jay from Chicago, IL

I am a father training for a new career; I need welding equipment to find employment

I'm in the process of becoming a certified welder so I can provide for my daughter. Equipment and union fees will help me find and maintain a new job. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$450of $450

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Victor from Chicago, IL

I'm furthering my education and I need work gear to successfully seek employment in manufacturing

I'm excited to start my CNC career! Meeting this need will show an employer that I'm ready to work & have the tools I need to start right away. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2014

Howard from Chicago, IL

Eager to move forward! I need bus passes to search for jobs & attend computer classes

I'm ready to be self-sufficient! I need bus fare to look for jobs and go to interviews, get to computer classes, and visit my brother who has cancer. More

Validated by Alex from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$486of $485

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20 supporters
Funded on 2/25/2014

Jay from Chicago, IL

I'm enrolled in a manufacturing program and I need gear to be ready for a job

I need tools and gear to help start my manufacturing career. I like to be ready to get the job done and this gear will help me be prepared for work. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$530of $505

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Bee from Chicago, IL

Proud to be one of the few women welders! I need welding gear to start my career.

My goal is to be fully prepared for job interviews so that I can show employers how determined I am to be a welder! I need a helmet, boots, and gloves More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$440of $390

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2014

Jamara from Chicago, IL

I'm well on my way to becoming a welder and I need work gear to succeed!

My goal is to be a full-time welder. I will be more employable, prepared for work, and able to support my family if I have my own welding equipment. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$390of $390

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

Eddie from Chicago, IL

Training in manufacturing -- I need steel toed boots & metrology kit to find a job

My goal is to be fully prepared for job interviews so I can show employers how determined I am to work in manufacturing! I need this gear to be ready. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

Carlos from Chicago, IL

To reach my goal of working in security and supporting my family, I need my Ill. Perc Card

Having my Perc Card would mean qualifying for a security job, a steady income, gainful employment, and better things for myself and my family. More

Validated by Alex from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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2 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Warren from Chicago, IL

My goal is to be a welder & build a career. Welding gear will get me there!

This gear will help employers take me seriously as a welder. I'll be able to pass welding tests and get the job that will start my new career. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$450of $450

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/6/2014

JT from Chicago, IL

I'm a single dad, trained + ready to work. Need the right gear to work in my field.

I just finished a training in welding and the safety equipment is required before I work. More

Validated by Eric White from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$285of $280

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/15/2012

Dwayne from Chicago, IL

I'm a dad ready to work as a welder. I need the right gear and an eye exam to work!

My goal is to become a welder and build a successful career to support my daughter. Having my own gear will show employers that I'm serious! More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/15/2014

Marco from Chicago, IL

Welding gear is critical to the success of my job search and future employment

I'm training to be a welder to provide the safe home for my son that I lacked. I'm confident that with gear I'll find a job & thrive in this industry. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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13 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Perry from Chicago, IL

I'm a single dad excited to work in manufacturing. I need gear to make it happen!

I need steel toed boots, a metrology kit and protective eye glasses to jump-start my career in manufacturing and, ultimately, support my son. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Ken from Chicago, IL

Studying for a career in manufacturing. I need gear to get a job & support my family.

This gear is crucial for me to start my manufacturing career, make changes for my family and, ultimately, give my kids the opportunities they deserve. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Jessica from Chicago, IL

I'm a mother of 4 trying to get back on my feet! I need a metrology kit to get a job.

I'm proud of how far I've come to be part of JARC's CNC Fast Track Program. I need a metrology kit to get a job and thrive in manufacturing. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$475of $475

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11 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2014

Catherine from Chicago, IL

I spend 1/2 of my paycheck on gas! I need help with a security deposit to move closer

Moving closer to work would be huge for my family, enabling me to keep my job and save for a better future for my kids. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Josh from Chicago, IL

Starting my career in manufacturing. I need safety gear + tools to work in my field!

I need steel toed boots, a metrology kit, and basic work clothes to secure a job. My goal is to support my family and this gear would be invaluable. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran on my way to becoming a welder. I need work gear to help me succeed.

My goal is to be a full-time welder. Owning my own welding gear will demonstrate to potential employers that I am dedicated to my career. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Jason from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran getting back on track for my kids. Work gear will help me get there!

As a father of 3, I'm ready to start my new career as I support my family. I need welding gear to show employers I am ready for the job. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Jermaine from Chicago, IL

Ready to support my family & inspire those around me! Work gear will get me started.

I want people to see that change is possible & that a person shouldn't be limited by their zip code. These items will help me succeed. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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