Youth Job Center

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Youth Job Center (YJC) has been providing work-readiness training and personalized support to youth for 36 years.  YJC provides job preparation, training and placement programs for upwards of 2,500 young adults each year in Chicago, Evanston, and Cook County. YJC works with students in high school to provide information and access about career options available to them and the paths towards those. YJC also works with out of school youth up to age 25 to provide work-readiness training, personalized advising, access to training programs and placements in jobs with a focus on advancement and career opportunities.

YJC is the Chicago partner for Gap, Inc.’s This Way Ahead internship program, consistently meeting ambitious goals in placing high school students in internships that lead to permanent jobs and continued advancement.

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