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YJC First Jobs Campaign

On August 11, 2016 the Youth Job Center (YJC) launched its First Jobs campaign, collecting stories about individuals’ first jobs and profiling successful professionals, including various Chicago and Evanston civic leaders. Launched in conjunction with the trending #firstsevenjobs Twitter hashtag, the web and social media campaign is aimed at showing youth that many successful people […]

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YJC Job-Readiness Workshops

 Summer jobs are increasingly difficult to obtain-especially for high school students with little to no job experience!  However, in preparation for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair on April 19 at ETHS, the Youth Job Center is hosting FREE job-readiness workshops on March 26, April 2 and April 16, 4-6 PM in Beardsley […]

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Summer Jobs for Teens, ages 14-16

The Youth Job Center (YJC) is looking to hire 50 teenagers between the ages of 14-16 to work as Summer Tutors in Evanston School District 65’s summer school program.  Teens in the program will either work as classroom teacher assistants, administrative assistants or in specialized instructional areas such as the library or art room. Participants […]

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YJC Annual Benefit on May 7

The Youth Job Center of Evanston will hold its annual benefit Gala on May 7th featuring dinner, live music, a silent auction and a raffle. Dale T. Mortensen, 2010 Nobel Prize winner in economics, Northwestern University, will be recognized at the Youth Job Center’s annual gala for his contribution to employment and workforce development.  Dr. […]

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YJC Annual Gala Raises $125,000

The Youth Job Center of Evanston hosted a record 400 people at its Annual Gala at Salvage One in Chicago on April 24. The supportive crowd marked the largest ticket sales in YJC history and contributed to netting $125,000 for the evening. The tables were packed and the conversation was flowing at the funky West […]

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YJC Receives $124,500 in Grants in December

The Youth Job Center of Evanston (YJC) received a total of $124,500 in grants during the month of December from the Gap Foundation, Eleanor Foundation, Stanley McNeil Foundation, Marcia and Meta Gross Foundation, Rice Foundation, Wachovia Bank Foundation and Bank of America.   “We are very appreciative of these generous donations, especially during this time […]