Lawndale for Better Jobs

1449 S Keeler Ave
Chicago, IL 60623, US

Category: Community

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Labor Trail

On July 13, 1966, the Chicago Conference on Race and Religion began the Tri-Faith Jobs Project, ultimately opening four neighborhood job placement centers across the city. In addition to the offices of Lawndale for Better Jobs on Keeler Avenue, Tri-Faith had locations in East Garfield Park (328 South Albany Avenue), the eastern part of Lawndale (3708 West 16th Street), and West Garfield Park (3932 West Madison Street). The Tri-Faith Jobs Project is a good example of ways in which community and religious groups worked with public agencies in efforts to fight urban poverty during the 1960s and early 1970s. The group had some success in job placements. In November 1969, for instance, Tri-Faith Director John Robinson reported that the project had placed more than 20,939 workers in new jobs to that point in 1969, 425 more than during the same period of 1968.