About THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
History of Organization:
The Ideal Candidate is a not-for-profit organization that fosters Black and Latinx leadership through educational workforce training and professional development. It is its mission to improve outcomes for neglected communities & diversifying industries through a free and educational workforce training and placement program in the Chicago land area. By 2025, Ideal Candidate plans to impact the lives of 1 million Black and Latinx youth through its programming.
This organization was established in 2015 to promote business education, financial literacy, etiquette, and self-sufficiency skills among Black & Latinx students and address the country’s structurally racist labor market. We offer programs designed for all walks of life that are interested in learning more about becoming successful professionals and becoming their best selves. More than 750 students have been impacted since its inception in 2015 & we’re growing rapidly. We started with the idea of impacting Chicago, and we remained that way until 2018. Since then, we’ve enhanced our training, processes, and community relationships. We are proud to say that Chicago is still our home and primary focus, but our current programming has grown to impact over 8 states, and we have plans to expand nationwide by the end of 2024 & internationally by 2025 and beyond.