What sets the organization apart:
) Phalanx, due to a full range of programs can operate as a One-stop for both youth and adults offering crisis intervention and prevention services, legal counseling, housing and utility assistance and CityKey municipal ID cards. Apart from Workforce Development job placement services Phalanx offers onsite vocational training in the Healthcare, Food Service credentialing, and Customer Service certification. We annually host a large-scale back-to-school event serving more than 1,000 residents, feed 200 families for Thanksgiving, giving away new winter coats for both youth and adults, and quarterly clothing and shoe give-a-ways.
Our mission is to assist economically disadvantaged children and families in the pursuit of self-sufficiency.
Execution summary of the impact of the organization’s work in 2019
Served more than 1,900 youth and adults Unsubsidized placements: 400+ Industry credentials: 100+ Subsidized employment: 550+ Youth Summer Employment: 585 Issued more than $300,000 in homeless and crisis prevention dollars Issued more than 3,300 CityKey Municipal IDs
October 1, 2002
) Phalanx was founded in 2002 to provide workforce solutions to low income adults and communities. Our mission to lead economically disadvantaged adults, youth, and families toward self-sufficiency through employment-centered programs, hard and soft skill development, and deepening their involvement in the community continues to be the center of our agency’s work and commitment. In 2006, Phalanx became an IBHE and IDPH authorized vocational healthcare trainer. Phalanx launched its Youth Division in 2008 providing, mentoring, advocacy, internships, summer employment and job placements services. In 2018, Phalanx was awarded the first Opportunity Youth Reconnection HUB in the city of Chicago. Historically, clients of Phalanx have had multiple barriers to employment which include low-income, minority group membership, SNAP & TANF recipients, limited education and life skills, and short or no work history. With a plethora of programs and services we continue to address these barriers on a one-on-one basis ensuring clients’ best possibility for success.
Size of Organization’s Staff
Diversity of Staff
More than 50%
Current Operating Budget
Education Level of Primary Target Population
No HS Diploma, High School Diploma/GED, Some College, No Degree, College Grad