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, buy cars, and feel financially secure. I love working with students and helping them keep hope for getting a full-time, career-path job. I am honored to meet each of our students and watch them grow. My students are a diverse group of people -- but what they all have in common is a desire to improve their lives and big motivation to work hard and make it happen. I love my job and I'm so grateful to Jane Addams Resource Corporation for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing organization. To add to the work I do directly with clients, I participate in various working groups throughout the city and the state to improve collaboration across workforce development agencies as well as non-profits that provide more supportive services.

Organization

Jane Addams Resource Corporation Jane Addams Resource Corporation
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,… More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran on my way to becoming a welder. I need work gear to secure a job.

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

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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

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Funded on 11/17/2014

Loredana from Chicago, IL

Defying stereotypes & pushing forward as a female welder! Work gear is all I need.

I'm a mother of 3 enrolled in a welding program. With work gear, employers will see my dedication and commitment to the trade. More

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Mickie from Chicago, IL

Preparing to start my new welding career. I need boots and protective gear.

I wasn't sure women could be welders, but then I found JARC's program! I'm excited that I've found my career. All I need is gear to get started. More

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Erica from Chicago, IL

Inspired by a family member to become a welder! I need welding gear to work.

To get a welding job, I need gear and bus passes. I also need to pay fees to get my driver's license back so that I can get to work. More

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Funded on 5/28/2015

Billiam from Chicago, IL

Training every day to become a welder. I need welding gear to get a job.

I've applied for multiple jobs already but I need gear to make sure I don't miss out on an employment opportunity. More

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