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Know Your Score Date: November 3, 2012 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm th Location: WVON-1000 East 87 Street, Chicago, IL Get a free credit analysis! Join a free credit building program in your community. Learn how to dispute items on your credit report. Good credit is the most valuable asset you can own. Space is limited. Please register on WVON’s website or call Erika at JVS Chicago at 312-673-3440 to reserve your spot today. Community Job Club at The Renaissance Collaborative Date: November 13, 2012 Time: 5:45pm – 7:15pm Location: The Renaissance Collaborative 3757 S Wabash Chicago, IL Christopher Watts, MBA will facilitate a discussion on “Be Mentally Prepared for Job Search Success.” In addition, attendees will receive current job leads and have the opportunity to network. Job Club is FREE and open to the public. If you have questions feel free to contact Walter Bush at 773-924-9270 EXT. 29 or Working in These Hard Times: The Union Movement and the 99%-A Program in Honor of Studs Terkel Date: November 13, 2012 Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm Location: 430 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL AUD 244 Spertus Lounge AFSCME official Roberta Lynch and a distinguished panel of experts-David Moberg, Senior Editor, In These Times; Jeffrey Edwards, Associate Professor of Political Science, Roosevelt University; Tom Alter, UIC PhD student and Occupy activist—discuss the relationship between the labor movement and social movements, such as Occupy. Sponsored by the Center for New Deal Studies. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 9 to For more information, contact Professor Margaret Rung at RU Economics Seminar Series-The Reformation of Prison Justice: Lessons from the Sheridan Correctional Center Date: November 14, 2012 Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm Location: 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL AUD 720 The Department of Economics is hosting a lecture with Robert P. Fairbanks, II Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. This lecture is part of the RU Economics Seminar Series and is open to all. For more information, contact Professor Steve Zillak at

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Community Job Club at Project Brotherhood Date: November 15, 2012 Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm Location: The Woodlawn Health Center 6337 S Woodlawn Chicago, IL Christopher Watts, MBA will facilitate a discussion on “Be Mentally Prepared for Job Search Success.” In addition, attendees will receive current job leads and have the opportunity to network. No RSVP or appointment needed, just show up. This event is FREE and open to the public. Men, women and youth are encouraged to attend. If you have questions feel free to contact Davine Carter at 773-753-5542 or LBGTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Date: November 15, 2012 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Gage Gallery This is a discussion about the social, economic, and political factors that contribute to a disproportionate number of LGBTQ youth becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. For information, contact Nancy Michaels at

Community Resources
Inspiration Corporation ( offers The Employment Project, preparing individuals to seek and find employment in any field, and the Inspiration Kitchens culinary-skills training program, which provides comprehensive preparation for employment in the food service industry. Participants in Inspiration Kitchens must be at least 18 years old, able to stand for long periods of time, and be able to pass a tuberculosis test. Applicants must attend an orientation, pass math and English tests with a score of at least 70%, fill out an application, and complete an interview. Applicants must also be committed to finding a job in the food-service industry immediately upon completion of the program. Preference is given to people who are homeless, ex-offenders, or people who are at-risk of homelessness. Inspiration Kitchens orientations at Inspiration Cafe begin promptly at 1pm (orientations last approximately four hours). Orientations are held every Wednesday. Inspiration Corporation is located at 4554 N. Broadway Suite 207 Chicago, IL, (773) 878-0981. If you have questions feel free to call. Association House of Chicago ( offers a wide range of FREE services to participants that include Job Readiness Training, Job Placement Services, College Prep Medical Assistance Course, MOS Office Certification, Beginner Computer Classes, Financial Coaching/Credit Repair, GED Classes (English/Spanish), and ESL. To learn more attend an orientation, every Friday from 1:45pm – 4pm (be on time). Association House is located at 1116 N Kedzie Chicago, IL. If you have questions call (773) 772-7170x1050.

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Jane Addams Resource Corporation ( offers a wide range of programs that include Basic Tutoring (Reading, Math, English, & GED Preparedness), Financial Education, Employment Coaching, Computer Classes, Manufacturing (CNC & Punch Press) Training, Welding Training, and much more. Orientations are Wednesdays at 6pm and Thursdays at 10pm (late attendees will not be accepted. Jane Addams Resource Corporation is located at 4432 N Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 728-9769. If you have questions feel free to call. Black Star Project ( is holding 15 free Saturday Universities in and around Chicago and south suburbs. These volunteer-run classes will last for 8 weeks each “semester”. Each location will offer small group instructions in Math, Reading, Writing and on specialty subject. Please call 773-285-9600 to register your child for free academic enhancement or for more information about bringing the Saturday University to your community. We need teachers and tutors for our sites. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has developed a Hispanic Outreach program to increase public understanding of Epilepsy and to improve the recognition and response to seizures in the Hispanic community. The outreach program for the Hispanic community is designed to dispel myths and fears that the Hispanic community has about epilepsy – seizures are related to death, demonic spirits, or it’s a disease. The objectives of the program are: Educate family and care providers about seizures and treatment options; Raise awareness of the prevalence of epilepsy in the Hispanic community; and Promote social inclusion, improving the quality of life and reduce stigma. Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is able to provide educational presentations, support groups, case management services and programs in Spanish. We also have a page dedicated to the Hispanic Outreach Program in Spanish. Please contact Alnierys Venegas, Hispanic Community Outreach Specialist, at 312.939.8622 ext 206 or

Job Leads
WyzAnt is seeking Customer Sales Representatives (20-30 hours). As a Customer Sales
Representative, you provide inbound and outbound telephone sales and assistance to new students, parents and tutors who are inquiring about WyzAnt's services. Calls involve explaining & advocating WyzAnt's services, helping users navigate the website, answering billing-related questions and proactively assisting in the tutor-student matching process. The pay is $11/HR. Interested candidates should email with a resume and a one page written response to the following prompt: What makes you the best candidate for the position described above?

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Family Dollar “Management and Store Greeter” Open House. Friday, November
9th. 10am – 3pm @ 364 E. 87th St. Chicago, IL 60619. Currently, we are seeking hands-on individuals to make an immediate impact in our stores in SOUTHSIDE CHICAGO, IL. Apply online prior to the Job Fair:

ICV Technical Training Institute (1750 E 71st Street Chicago, IL) is looking for 3 post
9/11 honorable discharged veterans for a paid internship. Experience with cable installation helpful. Must have a mechanical aptitude. To inquire contact Mr. Hoover at (773) 698-5067

The Village Inn Open House. Saturday, November 3rd & Monday, November 5th. 2pm –
4pm @ 8050 Lincoln Ave. Skokie, IL 60077. Open positions: Server and Front Counter Staff. Must have food service experience. Must bring an updated resume.

Chicago Cares is seeking a PT Office Administrator. The regular hours are Monday - Friday,
1-5pm with some flexibility needed for covering vacations and occasional special projects. We are conveniently located at 2 N. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 2200 Chicago, IL 60606. Must type 40wpm. Must be proficient with Microsoft software. Send your resume and cover letter to with PT Admin in the subject line of your email

CJE SeniorLife, a leader in the field of aging, has exciting opportunities for CNAs at the
Lieberman Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Skokie. Our facility is accessible by public transportation. We offer competitive pay & benefits including shift & weekend differentials. Requires current IL CNA license. Submit resume by email or fax 847-929-3338 or apply in person at 9700 Gross Point Rd Skokie, IL

303 Taxi has 3 Customer Service Representative ($8.50/HR) openings for a call center near
O’Hare. Must be able to type 35wpm. Apply in person @ 5200 N Otto Avenue, Chicago IL 60656 or apply online at

Morgan Stanley “Financial Advisor” Career Night. Wednesday, November 14th at
6pm at 2211 York Road Suite 100 Oak Brook, IL. We take new hires through an intensive 24month training program specifically designed to help you join this elite group. Bachelor's degree in business, finance, sales, marketing or related field and/or 5 years of professional experience in Business Development, Management, Sales, Legal, Accounting, Education, Military, Finance or other business . Must submit to a background check and pre-employment assessments. To find out more about career opportunities and to apply, visit

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Free Events for the Family
2nd Annual KFC A Day of Giving Thursday, November 8, 12:00pm-1:00pm 7445 S. Stony Island Please join, Tabbassum Mumtaz, founder of Apex Restaurant Management, Inc and other city leaders for this special event. They will be giving away 10,000 dinners to their neighbors. Stargazing at Skinner Park Wednesday, November 14, 6:00pm-8:30pm 1331 W. Monroe St. Come enjoy the breathtaking views of the night sky. Learn about the phases of the moon, look at other planets, star clusters, and more. Bring a blanket and enjoy a night in the park. All ages are welcome to FREE event. For more information, call 312-742-4600. Turkey Trot Saturday, November 17, 9:30 am-10:30pm 4100 N Long Watch the leaves change color as you participate in this festively fun one mile walk/race at Portage Park. All are welcome to FREE event. For more information, call 773-685-7235.

Inspirational Quote
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due. ~Unknown. The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground. ~Unknown

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