The Youth Job Center of Evanston has received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America in support of its job-readiness and placement programs.

As youth employment levels continue to feel the recession’s effects, the funds are a significant step toward equipping Chicago-area youth with the job training they need.

The Youth Job Center of Evanston has received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America in support of its job-readiness and placement programs.

As youth employment levels continue to feel the recession’s effects, the funds are a significant step toward equipping Chicago-area youth with the job training they need.

“This funding will go directly to support local job-readiness and placement programs right here in our own community. We are really grateful to have funding partners like Bank of America who truly understand the value of local grant-making,” says Kim Hoopingarner, development director for the job center.

The local Bank of America branch in downtown Evanston has provided volunteers to assist in financial literacy training sessions with several YJC programs.

The Youth Job Center of Evanston has assisted more than 20,000 young job seekers since 1983 with job placement, employment counseling and ongoing support and expects to serve more than 1,400 youths in the next year. 

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