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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are pleased to recognize milestone events in
 4    the lives of the citizens of the State of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, At the Annual Benefit Dinner held on  March  30,
 6    2001,  the  Board  of  Directors  of  the Youth Job Center of
 7    Evanston will honor Founder and Executive  Director,  Ann  W.
 8    Jennett, who will be retiring this year; and

 9        WHEREAS,  The mission of the Youth Job Center of Evanston
10    is "to provide employment assistance and  related  counseling
11    services, the goal of which is stable, progressive employment
12    for Evanston youth, especially those who are at risk"; and

13        WHEREAS,  Ann Jennett established the Youth Job Center in
14    1983; the center has flourished into a  multi-faceted  agency
15    that has acted on the needs of the community; and

16        WHEREAS,  Through Ann Jennett's leadership, the Youth Job
17    Center  has  provided  job  placement  services  along   with
18    pre-employment  and post-employment counseling to over 10,000
19    of Evanston's young people; programs that the center provides
20    for its clients include the Summer  Tutors  Program  for  its
21    younger   clients   and   a   series  of  ongoing  four  week
22    job-readiness training courses, which precede  job  placement
23    and  full-time employment, that are specifically designed for
24    adults, including welfare and  public  aid  recipients;   the
25    center  also runs an outpost at Evanston High School in order
26    to broaden its  outreach  to  youth  in  need  of  employment
27    services; and

28        WHEREAS,  Since  its establishment in 1983, the Youth Job
29    Center's staff has expanded from two employees to a group  of
30    five  full-time and five part-time employees who are overseen
31    by a diverse and dedicated board of directors; and
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 1        WHEREAS, After a successful and  rewarding  25  years  of
 2    youth  employment  work,  of  which  18 were dedicated to the
 3    Youth Job Center of Evanston, Ann Jennett will  be  resigning
 4    from  her  duties  as  Executive  Director;  it  was with her
 5    passion and  commitment  that  she  established  this  center
 6    geared  in  helping  build  the  futures  for  the  youth  of
 7    Evanston; therefore, be it

10    we congratulate Ann Jennett for her hard work and  commitment
11    to the Evanston youth by establishing services that will help
12    build their futures in the workplace, and we wish her well in
13    all  of  her  endeavors  as  she  resigns from an outstanding
14    eighteen-year career as Executive Director of the  Youth  Job
15    Center in Evanston; and be it further

16        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
17    presented to Ann Jennett as an expression of our esteem.

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