About CJC

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; we changed our name to Christian Job Corps in 2008. In 2018, the organization retooled its programs, renamed our women’s program to Job Prep for Women and brought the Teen Powered for Life® (PFL) Program on-board. 

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.

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! 

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.

A seasoned cadre of volunteers provide 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; measures its success and opportunities through evaluations; holds clients and mentors accountable to each other; networks for referrals, potential employers, internship opportunities, and with vocational and degree granting institutions. CJC maintains certification from the national CWJC/CMJC organization.

Graduate Services

Graduates of the CJC program 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 higher education to facilitate opportunities for its graduates.