Clarence from Chicago, IL

Training for a manufacturing career. Work gear will enable me to start my job!

Steel-toed boots, some essential tools, & a back brace will help me safely start my job and build a stable foundation for myself.


My name is Clarence, and I am a 37-year-old male starting from ground zero here at Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC). I have a second chance to reinvent myself, and their press brake program is the perfect catalyst. I’m incredibly motivated and excited about what my future will be with the help of JARC.

My goal is to complete the press brake training at JARC and focus on getting hired as a press brake machine operator with a company in need of my skills. I look forward to learning as much as I can and becoming an asset in the manufacturing field.

In order to reach my goal, I need assistance in acquiring the tools required to perform my work, like steel-toed boots, digital caliper and micrometer, a steel protractor set, and a back brace.

Meeting this need will help me because I’m trying to build a solid foundation for myself, find work, and turn my instability into stability. I want to thank everyone who views this site to help others, and I appreciate any support in making my dream of becoming self-sufficient in life and becoming a productive citizen.

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Validated by Crystal from Jane Addams Resource Corporation (What does this mean?)

I've known Clarence through JARC's Careers in Manufacturing Program for several months. Clarence is such a positive, thoughtful person, and his persistence and determination are inspiring. He has worked incredibly hard in the short time he's been at JARC, and all staff members are truly impressed with his desire to improve his life. Meeting the needs that Clarence has requested will help him gain employment and lead a self-sufficient life.

About Crystal

I am a program coordinator at Jane Addams Resource Corporation. My job includes case management and support of all trainees in the new Press Brake program. What I love about my job is that I am able to help people from all walks of life realize their goal of self-sufficiency through a career in… Read more