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® (CWJC), 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; we changed our name to Christian Job Corps in 2008. In 2018, the organization brought the Teen Powered for Life (PFL) Program on-board. The CWJC® and PFL® are proprietary programs.
CJC currently partners with the Boerne Family Y.M.C.A. for facilities and support activities, with the Patrick Heath Public Library for computer lab support, and the Goodwill Industries Good Career Center of San Antonio for employment opportunities. The CJC was incorporated as an interdenominational faith-based organization on December 30, 2004 and is a non-profit 501(c) (3) public charity.
About CJC Programs
CJC helps unlock the future for women and teens 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®and Powered for Life®curriculum in addition to our own material. Same gender mentors help equip and encourage the woman through her personal action plan.