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CJC History

How We Got Started

In 2004, founder Lynn Heckler recruited a core group of Christian business women who desired to offer a hand-up to women who were searching for positive direction and/or were bogged-down by life circumstances, situations the founding women had already experienced. The founders learned about Christian Women's Job Corps®, received training and site certification, and solicited seed money to begin the local organization. CJC opened its doors to the first group of 11 women on March 7, 2005 as the Christian Women's Job Corps of Kendall County. In 2008, the organization brought the Christian Men's Job Corps® (CMJC) Program on-board and reincorporated as the Christian Job Corps of Kendall County with programs for women and men. The CWJC® and CMJC® are proprietary programs of the WMU (Woman's Missionary Union) Birmingham, Alabama. 

CJC currently partners with the Benedictine Sisters for facilities. The Boerne Ministerial Alliance sanctions the CJC of Kendall County by providing a member to the CJC Board of Directors. The CJC was incorporated as an interdenominational faith-based organization on December 30, 2004 and is a non-profit 501(c) (3) public charity.

How We're Funded

We are funded by public donations and some grants. We do not accept government funding which may restrict our mission. CJC is transforming lives, please donate now! 

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​Our Programs and Services

CJC helps unlock the future for adults who need to meet their educational and vocational goals as they move from dependency on others to God's sufficiency by learning job and life skills. CJC uses the Jobs for Life® curriculum in addition to our own material. The Job and Life Skills Training Programs are tailored for each person's needs. Same gender mentors help equip and encourage the client through his or her personal action plan.

A seasoned cadre of volunteers provides clients with training essential for seeking and sustaining successful employment today, and for the future. Clients receive encouragement, guidance, and prayer throughout their journey.

CJC selects and screens all instructors, mentors, and volunteers; operates according to policies and procedures; measures its success and opportunities through evaluations; holds clients and mentors accountable to each other; networks for referrals, potential employers, internship opportunities, and vocational and degree granting institutions. CJC maintains certification from the national CWJC/CMJC organization.

Services for Our Graduates

Graduates of the CWJC and CMJC Programs receive non-monetary job and career search support from CJC as they pursue employment, further education, and choose careers. Services foster self-sufficiency and personal growth. CJC networks with the Chamber of Commerce, area businesses, Texas Workforce Office, employment agencies, churches, and institutions of high education to facilitate opportunities for its graduates.