New Monthly CJC Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter - May 2024
Welcome, Jacqueline! 
Jacqueline Takow is CJC's new Recruitment Coordinator. Jacqueline will be responsible for recruiting participants and mentors as well as managing the CJC Mentor Training Program. 
A recent graduate of the CJC Program, Jacqueline also holds a master's degree in psychology and is currently working on her Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She brings to this position, extensive administrative and human resources experience along with a passion for non-profit service. 
Originally from Cameroon, Africa, Jacqueline and her family moved to Huntsville over nine years ago. With three children, Jacqueline and her husband stay busy with school activities and sporting events. 
CJC is excited to have a former student/graduate on staff! 
End of Semester Celebrations
Both CJC sites recently celebrated the end of the Spring Semesters. The FBC Site celebrated with a "fiesta" complete with lunch from Taco Mama and beautiful cookie cakes from CJC graduate, Jasmin Moore, with Jazz Southern Sweet Treats
The Men's site enjoyed lunch from Popeye's provided by Board Chair, Jeanne Rizzardi. 
CJC is extremely proud of each student who completed Phase 1 of the Program.
Thank you to the CJC Board, teachers, and mentors for your continued support of our students!  
Special Thank You, from our Men's Site...
CJC Summer Seminar ~ Career Readiness
CJC First Baptist Site is offering a 6-week Summer Seminar on Career Readiness. On Wednesdays from 9 am until noon from June 5 through July 17, CJC is looking for interested students to participate. Topics to be covered include basic computer skills, job prep, communications, problem solving, and technology basics plus bible study. If you know of anyone who might be interested, email 
Graces of Gurley Partnership
Christian Job Corps is excited to partner with Graces of Gurley to launch a new site in Gurley beginning August 2024.
The announcement was made on Friday, May 3, to over 30 families attending the Graces of Gurley Jacobs Ladder Celebration Banquet. 
This new CJC Site will begin with offering a 6-week workshop - Navigating Life. Classes start Tuesday, August 13 at the Graces of Gurley building and are open to women between the ages of 18 and 65. 
For more information or to register for the workshop, visit
Circles 2024
Planning for Circles 2024 is well under way! Our dedicated and passionate committee has begun working to make this fundraiser inspiring and fun. We’re thankful for the many people who are providing their knowledge, experience, and talents to make sure all of the details come together. Stay tuned for more information to be released on social media and future newsletters. Circles 2024 won’t be the same without you, so we hope you can be there!

Elaine Dickson, 2024 Circles Chair
Thank you, thank you to everyone who signed up to bring or made a monetary donation for lunches this semester. 
Through your generous support, we were able to cover ALL of the lunches for both sites.  This would not be possible without your support! 
Be on the lookout for lunch sign ups for the fall semesters soon! 
Now Hiring....
Do you have a heart for helping women and men improve their lives? Are you active in a local church? Interested in part-time hours? 
Christian Job Corps has a few positions open currently -  office manager and site coordinator. 
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we may have the perfect spot for you! Please go to and check out the job descriptions and apply. 
Do you have a vehicle you no longer need? 
CJC has graduates in need of reliable transportation and would love to help meet this need through your donation. 
Last year, CJC gifted vehicles to three graduates - all possible because of the generous donations from individuals across Madison County. 
For more information on how to donate a vehicle to CJC, please contact Executive Director Nancy Eckhardt at or via phone at 256-428-9435
Pray for CJC students, volunteers, staff:
  • That God would show them the ways they need to get out of their own heads.
  • That they would feel safe to open up and process.
  • That they would want more of God and that God would meet them.
  • That the conversations would be focused on God.
  • That we would be humble displays of God's grace to these men and women.
  • That God would come and fall on our time together.
  • That many would come to a saving faith as they see God for who He is. 
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