​​Angel of God Resource Center, Inc.

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

​​Programs Status

“Providing Support for the Well Being of the Community”

​​​​​​​​​​​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 takes into account  our youth's physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs while helping them 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 self-sufficient transition-age youth in Illinois we strive to equip eligible youth with educational enhancement opportunities, full and part-time job placements, and case management services which includes 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 clients 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: AOGRC helps customers with work-related expenses for the first 30 days of obtaining a job, for clients ages 18 through 49. Participation in the program enables AOGRC's clients to 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 (TOPP), Training Observation Practice Program, an automotive academic hands-on training program and Financial Services Program (FSP),which is training in Insurance for Life & Health and Property & Casualty. WIOA was signed into law July 22, 2014, 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.  The Wagner-Peyser employment services, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) thorough formula, grants to states, 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).


Training Observations Practice Program (TOPP): is geared towards students who are interested in gaining an Automotive Service Excellence Certificate (ASE), recognized by the automotive industry. The TOPP program has three categories a student will learn: “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 (FSP): teaches students about 'Life and Health' insurance and 'Property and Casualty' insurance. Students completing our program will be eligible to sit for The Illinois State Providers 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 while guiding them towards educational success, marketable skills and opportunities to serve their communities. The AOGRC Teen Reach program provides prevention-focused core services such as STEM, and additional services appropriate for the youth's families and the communities in which they live. Communities are also provided, Improving academic performance Life Skills Education Parental Involvement Recreation, Sports, Cultural and Artistic Activities, Positive Adult Mentors and 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 employment.


Competitive employment is defined as 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 assist individuals in identifying specific jobs or potential employers that are available and accessible in the community.


​​We are also CARF accredited.