Success stories

Less than a year ago, Cynthia was jobless, depressed, and behind on all of her bills. With the threat of eviction looming, she visited the City of Chicago’s Trina Davila Community Service Center. Together with city staff, E&ES has given Cynthia the resources to get herself back on track. Read more.

Renaldo says he can see his future: a successful career, a thriving family, and a man who is “not just good but great.” His new position at Nicor is a good start. Read more.

When Yolanda lost her job last year, she spent months looking for a new one. With E&ES’ help, Yolanda has found not just one job, but two. Read more.

Latoya visited the Chicago Workforce Center at Southwest in September 2008 hoping for change. Today, Latoya is on her way to a long—and in-demand—career in healthcare. Read more.

Less than a year after beginning the E&ES/CHA FamilyWorks program, Carmen is attending daily classes to earn her GED, working weekends at a local department store, and relishing the opportunity to be a role model to her young son and daughter. Read more.

Transitional Jobs program participant JoEllyn is undergoing a transformation. “This experience is really opening my eyes,” the
40-year-old mother of four children explains. “I’m more self-confident, energetic, and positive.” Read more.

Marissa felt helpless after a mixup with her property management company last year. Unsure what to do and handicapped by a severe learning disability, she called her E&ES Housing Case Manager, who resolved the issue fast. Now she knows where help is always available. Read more. 

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