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 independence; as well as providing case management support to assist participants eliminate barriers that can interfere with accessing and retaining gainful employment. This includes identifying transportation assistance, emergency funds, and financial support with utility payments. I also manage a pool of interns to conduct mock interviews, facilitate Job Club, and assist with resume writing.
What I like about my job is that I am able to do good. Helping low income families find employment to maintain a roof over their heads and support their families makes me feel that good things can happen to good people with the right help.


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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Catherine from Evanston, 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

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