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Jobs For Youth/Chicago helps young men and women from low-income families become a part of the economic mainstream; and, in the process, provides the business community with motivated job-ready workers. Jobs For Youth is a free program for teens and young adults ages 17 to 24.

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JFY's Chairman Emeritus Darlene Chaleff Recognized
as an Outstanding Woman in a Nonprofit

Darlene Chaleff has had a 25+ year commitment to serving on the Board of Directors of Jobs For Youth, chairing fundraisers and being an all-around champion for the youth of Chicago we serve. Now, it's the City of Chicago's turn to recognize all the wonderful work she has done at JFY. Darlene will be one of the women honored at the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and Chase Bank's 2011 Women History Month honorees, where they will be honoring Outstanding Women in Nonprofits next Wednesday, March 23rd.

The esteemed list of honorees are being recognized as outstanding leaders in their community. And the award couldn't go to a more deserving woman. Darlene, we are incredibly grateful for all the work you have done and continue to do for our youth. Your commitment and dedication to the mission has allowed us to sustain turbulent years and raise our profile as one of the nation's leaders in youth employment. Thank you for all you do. We are so very fortunate to have you as a backbone of our organization.

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Career Options

Some of the many companies who have given the young people from Jobs For Youth an opportunity to succeed..


Work Readiness/ Life Skills Workshop Job placement assistance for 17-24 year-old high school graduates and GED recipients.


After an initial assessment and meeting with a member of our team, you will be registered into our Work Readiness/ Life Skills Workshop. Classes meet for 8 days, from 9 am until 3 pm..

GED Program

obs For Youth GED preparation classes meet for 12 weeks and are designed to prepare you to take the GED and move into employment, college or advanced training..

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JOBS FOR YOUTH's Board of Directors Annual Board Gala Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Palmer House Chicago.... Read More