Overall goal is connecting youth to a successful future with a summer job in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer over 31,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24.
The Work First program provides services to clients that have been identified for the intensive self-sufficiency coach model. The objective is to coach participants to higher levels of self-sufficiency, both personally and financially. Referrals are received from the Illinois Department of Human Services where clients are taken through a process of intake & orientation. An overall assessment of emotional, educational, and employment skill level is performed. Each client works very closely with his or her case manager to ensure that all goals and objectives are met.
LPYFS operates an outpatient addiction treatment program located at 1464 W. 115th Street on Chicago's far south side. The program is licensed and funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Le Penseur offers ASAM Level II intensive and Level I regular out-patient services for adults and adolescents as well as DUI Evaluations and DUI Risk Education.
CJI will focus on working with juveniles, young and emerging adults, and the general population, living with the 18 wards that comprise the black Caucus that are in police custody, facing criminal charges, and more. The Initiative's main focus and goal is to ensure people receive proper education and information about their rights and the many existing resources that are available to them, have access to quality legal resources and defense when they are in police custody, and individuals who require further help.