Chandra Clark

Out of school youth programs manager

cclark@youthjobcenter.org
(847) 864-5627 ext. 22

What do you like about your job?

The best part of my job is seeing our youth participants gain skills, tools, and knowledge that will serve them for the entirety of their professional careers.

Where did you work before YJC?

Howard Area Community Center

What was your first job?

My first job was as a line cook at the A&W, but my second job was far more interesting – working at a carrot factory!

What did you learn from your first job?

I learned a lot about the kind of work environments and styles of management I prefer, which has influenced my professional style immensely. I also learned how one person can really impact the whole team.

Has your career path gone how you expected?

Not at all. Retail management, art, massage therapy – those were all steps toward youth development. Who knew?