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About AACF

Established as a not-for-profit agency in 1985, African American Christian Foundation (AACF) has helped to create employment opportunity for community residents regardless of race, color or religious affiliation.

We provide job training programs and job placement services to youth and adults in the Chicago's West Suburbs and neighboring communities. Our job training programs combine vocational and computer skills with academics and job readiness skills. We address the socioeconomic needs of members of our community through the use of technology, vocational training and counseling.

Over 600 adults and teenagers utilize the center each year because they want to succeed. This year another 120 families will succeed and move towards self-sufficiency here at AACF.

Partners in Achievement

Cook County Works (CCW), Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Village of Oak Park, LUMITY, CEDA, Smur-fit Stone Container Co., Illinois Deparment of Public Health, Village of Maywood, Hilton Hotels, Wendy's International, and the Microsoft Corporation.


Mission

The mission of AACF is to assist low-income residents of west suburban Cook County and neighbouring Chicago communities to actively foster economic development and build effective social relations that will create opportunities for self-sufficiency, individual wellbeing and promote community stability.

Motto

Inspired service. Unlimited possibilities.


Locations

AACF Oak Park Location
6707 North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

AACF Chicago Location
22 W. Washington St., Ste. 1500, Chicago, IL 60602