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Angel of God Resource Center, Inc.

10824 S. Halsted Chicago, IL 60628 ​(773) 941-4691 

​​​​​​​The AOGRC Illinois Youth Investment Program (IYIP-IDHS): IYIP is a year round grant opportunity that requires a holistic approach to unsubsidized employment for transition-age youth (16-24). This approach will account for the youth's physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs while helping them to secure and sustain employment and/or achieve higher education ensuring a greater likelihood of success and self-sufficiency.

In an effort to foster healthy, safe, well educated, and selfsufficient transition-age youth in Illinois, to provide eligible youth with educational enhancement opportunities, full and part-time job placements, and case management services to include life skills, counseling and work readiness for both in-school and out-of-school youth.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E & T): The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E & T) Program is a self-support program to help customers acquire work skills and find employment. There are other components in the SNAP E&T Program: Community Builders Program & CURES. AOGRC Project NOW (Need Of Work) Program: We help customers with work-related expenses for the first 30 days of a job ages of 18 through 49. Participation in the program enables AOGRC participants gain work skills and experience, meet the federal work requirement and become self-sufficient.

Work force Initiative Opportunity Act (WIOA): AOGRC has two recognized and approved program under WIOA: The (TOP), Training Observation Practice, an automotive academic hands-on training program and Financial Services Program (FSP); training in Insurance for Life & Health and Property and Casualty.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) were signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA brings together, in strategic coordination, the core programs of Federal investment in skill development: Employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth and Wagner-Peyser employment services administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) through formula grants to states; and Adult education and family literacy programs as well as State Vocational Rehabilitation Service programs that assist eligible individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment; both core programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

10824 S. Halsted Street • Chicago IL 60628 • www.AngelOfGodResourceCenter.org 11 Automotive Training Program: Training Observations Practice: An approved WIOA program, the Training Observation Practice (TOP) program geared for students who are interested in gaining an Automotive Service Excellence Certificate (ASE), which is recognized by the automotive industry. The TOP program has three categories a student will learn about. “Under the Hood” (A1-A9) or The “Auto Maintenance and Light Repair” (G1), this training provides a condensed workload of the courses provided and then “Collision” (B1-B5). Financial Services Program: An approved WIOA program. The Financial Service Program (FSP): Student will learn about “Life and Health” then “Property and Casualty". Students completing our program will be eligible to sit for The Illinois State License exam, which allows individuals to sell insurance in Illinois.

Apprenticeship Expansion: The Apprenticeship Expansion Program Design is centered on supporting both businesses and individuals. Expanding apprenticeships helps businesses with their current and future workforce needs as well as individuals with a career pathway, which includes work-based learning. This section outlines key elements to the program design. Apprenticeships are an efficient and cost-effective way for employers to keep staffing at the best level to meet goals. Apprentices can begin a solid career and grow their skills without taking on large amounts of college debt. Apprenticeships have been traditionally associated with construction and the trades, apprenticeship programs are now within a variety of industries, including some “nontraditional” apprenticeship industries such as healthcare, IT, advanced manufacturing, banking, insurance, and transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL).

Teen REACH Program (TR); The goal of the Teen REACH program is to expand the range of choices and opportunities that enable, empower and encourage youth to achieve positive growth and development, improve expectations and capacities for future success, and avoid and/or reduce risk-taking behavior: specifically, this means providing youth with safe environments and caring adults, and guiding them toward educational success, marketable skills and opportunities to serve their communities. The AOGRC Teen REACH program provides prevention-focused core services like STEM & YEEP; additional services appropriate for the youth families and community are also provided: Improving academic performance Life skills education Parental Involvement Recreation, sports, and cultural and artistic activities Positive adult mentors Service learning.

Milestone Program: This is a statewide program under the direction of the Department of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation Program. The program assists individuals with various disabilities in obtaining and maintaining community based competitive employment and measures success at 15, 45 and 90 days of competitive 10824 S. Halsted Street • Chicago IL 60628 • www.AngelOfGodResourceCenter.org 12 employment.

Competitive employment is integrated employment within the community which pays the Customer (employee) at least minimum wage or a wage commensurate to the prevailing wage and applicable fringe benefits. AOGRC uses job matching techniques to assists individuals in identifying specific jobs or potential employers that are available and accessible in the community.

​​We are CARF accredited.