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CCL is now seeking its 2017-2018 AmeriCorps.

This AmeriCorps member will be a Workforce Trainer, helping out in both the Administrative Skills Training Program and Computer User Support Training Program. Ideally, we are looking for someone with an interested in education, training, teaching, groups, or facilitation.

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 CCL is taking applications for the Computer User Support Training  and Administrative Training Programs!

Are you interested in starting your career? Check out CCL’s two career advancement training programs. Both provide 1-1 financial and employment coaching, contextualized training, and connection to resources and potential employers. Want to learn more? Contact Vanessa at vista@cclconnect.org or 773-342-6210 x 222.

Ready to apply for the Computer User Support Training program? Apply now.

Ready to apply for the Administrative Skills Training program? Contact Vanessa!



Center for Changing Lives announces the transition of its Executive Director, Pamela Izvanariu.

Tree with Red Leaf (1)Due to an emergent medical situation that impacts her family, Ms. Izvanariu and organizational leadership have together decided that it is best for the organization that she step down. Ms. Lissette Castañeda, CCL’s long-time and accomplished Community Engagement Manager, who served in the role of Interim Executive Director earlier this year, will step into the role again.

We are grateful for the four months that Ms. Izvanariu spent with CCL. During this time, CCL has continued to flourish: CCL’s programs are on track to exceed expected outcomes and make transformational impacts on our community and city. CCL is also growing: we’re excited to be launching two new programs this year – the Front Office Administration Training Program and the Two Generation Financial Capability and College Savings Program.

The transition is being spearheaded by board members and CCL’s leadership team, who have met to execute CCL’s carefully designed Succession Plan. The search for a new Executive Director will publically commence next month.

CCL’s community of donors, partners, staff and clients continues to be the force that grounds, guides, and advances the organization and our innovative work. If you have questions about the transition, please feel free to contact Lissette Castañeda at lissette@cclconnect.org or, Dennis Rossow, Board Chair, at dennisrossow@comcast.net.