CAP Putting People to Work
CAP has successfully managed multiple youth and workforce development programs for the last twenty years. These include welfare-to-work programs; TANF, SNAP, and Earn Fare programs; Put Illinois Back to Work, After School Matters Summer Youth Employment, Youth Development programs; counseling and mentoring for youth and their families; vocational training; entrepreneurship development and financial literacy; and, other special projects focused on the hardest to serve.
Annually, community assessments performed by CAP Community Services staff repeatedly indicate the issues of high chronic unemployment. CAP and our network of citywide Community Affiliates jointly developed a model program addressing both general community unemployment, and the unique employment issues faced by ex-offenders. Over the past 15 years the number of people who have been prepared for and placed in jobs through CAP’s employment arm, Career Development Training & Employment Services (CDTES), has continued to increase annually.
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History of CAP
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