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Partnership to STEP UP in Health Careers (STEP UP)

Are you passionate about helping others? Are you interested in obtaining training in healthcare? The Partnership to STEP UP in Health Careers (STEP UP) is an exciting career program that provides educational training for Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) recipients and low income eligible individuals in high demand healthcare fields.  In one year or less, you can be one of the people ready to work in the healthcare field.

The STEP UP Program will provide training and career development support. The training is provided by Chicago State University, South Suburban Community College, Metropolitan Family Services and Proactive Community Services.

Certificates (One Year or Less)

  1. Certified Nursing Assistant
  2. Medical Assistant
  3. Occupational Therapy Aide
  4. Medical Coding Specialist
  5. Community Health Worker (Basic and advanced)

Associate Degrees

  1. Community Health Worker
  2. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  3. Registered Nurse

Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Community Health*
  • B.S. in Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • B.S. in Nursing
  • B.S. in Health Information Administration


  • 18 years of age or older
  • US Citizen
  • TANF Recipient or meets income requirement
  • Has not attended post secondary program in past 12 months

Orientation Schedule

Every Tuesday
• 12:00PM to 1:30PM or 4:00PM to 5:30PM




Proactive Community Services (PCS)
n3649 183rd St
nHazel Crest, IL 60429
nPhone: (708) 248-6166

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities. This document was supported by Grant #90FX0052-01-00 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

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