Job Training

Job Training for Young Moms in Chicago and the Western Suburbs

A path to gainful employment is critical for the long-term thriving of youth experiencing poverty. Our Job Training program sees a great opportunity to invest in the lives of young moms, who have exponential influence on the lives of their families and communities, to lead their families out of poverty and create hopeful possibilities for their futures. Our comprehensive, 16-week paid program targets young moms ages 16-24. Through a blend of classroom and on-the-job training at our social enterprise candle company, Bright Endeavors, the participants of our program have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their professional skills and prepare to succeed in the workforce.

Production assistants (as our participants are called) are coached in proper professional conduct, preparing for interviews, crafting the perfect resumé, working effectively on a team, conducting quality control, are provided assistance in job searching, and much more. Additionally, each production assistant is supported to continue along their educational path. Education is a critical component to long term stability and success. Young moms come to New Moms in various stages of education and are working to complete their high school diploma, their GED, or have started post-secondary education. Through our Job Training program we work with each young mom to support her as she explores her options for ongoing education to pursue her life and career goals.

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is a non-profit agency created by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.  The Partnership administers federal and private funding to a network of more than 50 delegate agencies, including 10 American Job Centers.  In collaboration with The Partnership, these agencies promote comprehensive workforce development initiatives addressing the training and career placement needs of job-seekers and businesses and economic growth throughout Chicago and Cook County.  

New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651



New Moms (Oak Park)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

New Moms is the proud winner of the 2020 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence!

New Moms is proud to be a member of REDF’s national portfolio.

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