About Us

About CAPs

Community Assistance Programs, known as CAPs, was incorporated in 1999 and designated as a not-for-profit by the IRS.  CAPs was created to meet the needs of the underprivileged population to enhance their quality of life, an enhancement we believe begins with employment.  The primary focus of program activities is employment training and job placement services designed to meet the qualifications and skills of employer partners.  CAPs has two customers our job seekers in the pursuit of sustainable employment with a livable wage; our employers seeking assistance in reducing payroll costs and taxes while acquiring qualified and committed workers.

Our History

Since 1999 CAPs has had an average of 30 employees and 4 offices in Chicago and offices in Chicago Heights, and DuPage County, we have served more than 17,000 job seekers, supporting more than 4,000 businesses.  Our record of success is evident that our program processes are valuable in the struggle to acquire talent that will help your company grow.

Our Mission

Our goal is to maintain a structured job placement and training method that is effective in assisting job seekers in meeting the demands of the business market.   Our focus is to provide employers the benefit of government subsidies that strategically reduce payroll costs and increases business profits.

Our Vision

To provide CAPs offices in areas where there is a wealth of untapped talent that requires the CAPs methods of training, to create an efficient service delivery system that meets the needs of business and the job seeker.



Our Team

sheryl holman

CEO - Community Assistance Programs and also active “Board” member of the Women’s March Chicago.

Sheryl Holman has a Master in Public Administration and over 20 years of experience in creating, implementing, and managing employment training and job placement services designed to assist the disenfranchised populations primarily residing in south and far south communities of Chicago. As a community leader advocating for the Black community serving more than 20,000 job seekers since inception, Ms. Holman was an active member of the IDHS Social Service
Advisory Council, and was appointed by the Mayor Emanuel to the Community Development Advisory Council. As a major partner with the state of Illinois to ensure a complete count for the 2020 Census, Ms. Holman was relentless in encouraging the community to be counted. She has served on many committees representing the community bringing the realities to the table.

Currently Ms. Holman continues as a Board member of the Chicago Jobs Council, co-Chair of the Black Community Provider Network, a coalition of more than 40 agencies, and as an active member of the Women’s March Chicago. The Women’s March Chicago is a rewarding experience bringing women together from all walks of life with a common goal, “Women Rights”. Women touch every facet of life and
experience the good and bad. We learn from each other and we grow. I am humbled to be part of this historic legacy.

LaTonya Anderson has 20 years of experience with CAPs supervising staff, managing all CAPs programs and training and assisting the underprivileged, unemployed, underemployed, returning citizens, opportunity youth, homeless individuals and low-income populations with enhancing their quality of life through Job Placement and Employment Training services.   Mrs. Anderson has experience in managing multiple city, state, and federally funded programs including: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP), Department of Labor Youthbuild (DOL YB), Community Youth Employment Program (CYEP), DFSS Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Reentry Services, Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS), Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), Training for Tomorrow (TFT), Put Illinois To Work (PIW), and the State and Federal Ticket to Work Program.

Mrs. Anderson also serves on the Executive Board as a Commissioner for the City of Chicago Special Service Area (SSA) #45.

A longtime resident of the South Side, Ms. Johnson was born and raised in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. She received a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Millikin University. 

Renada has worked in the nonprofit community over the past seventeen years. As Chief of Staff, Ms. Johnson is responsible for the day-to-day duties of the all office staff from all offices, ensuring the policies & procedures of CAPs are implemented and carried out properly. Working at CAPs has given her a deep appreciation for how non-profits seek to improve the quality of life for clients. 

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling & participating in various community-based organization events. 

Adam Carrington is the Fiscal Manager for CAPs.  Born and raised in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the southside of Chicago he understands the struggles facing many underserved areas.  This understanding has led him to use his skills for the betterment of those areas.  Adam received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Business Administration from Lincoln University.  He then moved on to receive his MBA in Management from Lincoln University and Masters in Information Network Security from DePaul University. He brings a diverse 15+ year background in areas such as Finance, Management, and IT Networking.  Adam brings 5 years of nonprofit experience with him to this position.  He also sits on the board for the Pilgrim Baptist Church Credit Union.  In his off time he coaches a Jr bowling league and volunteers within the community.

Marvin Holman is a seasoned professional in recruiting jobs that can fill any position from seasonal to permanent. He continuously builds his database & he is committed to pairing business with trained candidates. His placements are made in an efficient and timely manner, and his services extend equally to practices in rural and urban areas throughout Chicagoland. Marvin is passionate about his goal of surpassing employer expectations and assisting them with talent acquisition. Marvin is a huge community activist and loves spending time with his family.

As a not-for-profit employment agency, CAPs is governed by a Board of Directors each with the experience and commitment to providing the best possible services for our customers.

Board Members


Nineteen years of project and financial management experience with concentrations in all aspects of operations, business development, lending and real estate law.


Jaquie Algee is Vice President/Director of External Relations for SEIU HCIIMK.  In this capacity, she directs activities that support and foster positive relations and collaboration with faith leaders and congregations, community organizations/residents, elected officials and key stakeholders in support of SEIU HCIIMK, worker rights, as well, a variety of shared community interests and issues.  Ms. Algee works to ensure that SEIU HCIIMK establishes and maintains relationships in the broader community as a committed partner.    

In 2017, Ms. Algee was one of the coordinating organizers of Women’s March Chicago that brought over 250,000 people, predominately women, to the Chicago Loop area where they shutdown access to most of the major streets, in defense of their rights in the workplace, equal pay, resistance to any form of oppression, disrespect or exclusion.  As a board member and leader of Women’s March Chicago, Ms. Algee helped to organize March to the Polls in January 2018 that brought over 300,000 to the Chicago Loop area, shutting it down once again!  Twice in one year!  In October 2018, Ms. Algee helped coordinate a March To The Polls, organized by Women’s March Chicago with a focus on 1st Time Voters.  That march brought over 100,000 people and Get Out To Vote (GOTV)!  January 2020 the Women’s March Chicago, along with multiple coalition members and allies held a march that focused on five areas of interest:  2020 Census, Climate, Gun’s Violence, Health and Voter Registration.  This was a launch for the Primary election in March and the general election to be held in November of 2020.  The goal was to encourage women and others to vote their values on issues that impact their lives, family and community.  Ms. Algee was elected as the board president of March On, a national Women’s March organization.  March On helped to guide and provide tools to over 300 marches that took place throughout the US and globally in January 2018 with the express purpose of mobilizing women and others to the polls.  March On continued to mobilize women and others throughout a number of states for the November 2020 election, as well the January Senate run-off election in Georgia.  Ms. Algee believes that women will continue to “Rise Up” to the polls and beyond for who and what they care about!  Women will lead the way…

In the capacity of vice president on the SEIU – HCIIMK Executive Board, Ms. Algee participates as a decision-maker/leader.  Ms. Algee’s additional board participations are:  board president of Women’s March Chicago and March On, Quad Chair of the Illinois Poor People’s Campaign, board member and past president of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, vice president of Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, secretary-treasurer of Community Assistance Program, Inc., vice president of the Association for Child Development, board member of Bright Star Community Outreach, a board member of Illinois Hunger Coalition, Illinois Democratic Women, A Just Harvest, and an active board member of Kids Off the Block.    

In all areas of affiliation, Ms. Algee’s commitment to the labor movement and social justice work is fueled by her strong faith in God, a love of family and inspired by a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which states “the time is always right to do the right thing”.  

Chief People Officer

Accomplished Human Resources Executive | Diversity Inclusion Leader | Skilled in Developing Compliant,
Transformative, Engaged Workplace Cultures.

Robye Scott is the Chief People Officer at Riley Safer Holmes Cancila, LLP. Scott is a seasoned human resources executive and civic leader who has previously served the City of Chicago in three executive leadership roles, most recently as the Assistant City Treasurer. At RSHC, she will oversee programs and initiatives focused on recruiting, professional development, employee engagement, and firm culture 


Robye as an experienced business and human resources executive with decades-long expertise in human capital management within complex and highly-regulated organizations in the public and private sectors. Her professional experience has highlighted her skills as a strong strategic partner to organization management as she has been a direct report to CEOs and senior executives. Robye’s range of human resource competencies includes the administration and leadership of the day-to-day human resources functions with a comprehensive understanding of functional HR programs ranging from benefits, performance management, leadership training, compensation management, workers’ compensation, and the legal framework and resolution of EEO claims before state and federal regulators. She is experienced in forging important partnerships with internal hiring managers to assist in guiding staffing processes, defining organizational staffing gaps, optimizing the talent acquisition process, and driving employee retention activities that also promote an inclusive culture and superior performance. Through the years, she has established strong and productive partnerships with numerous corporate executives in the Chicago area, in addition to three years with a federal contractor in the Detroit, Michigan area. Further, she is considered an ethical and collaborative thought leader on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, allyship, workforce planning, and civic and community
engagement. Since 2016, Robye has served the City of Chicago as a senior executive in appointed roles in three separate units of municipal government. At present and since 2020, she has served as an Assistant City Treasurer in the Office of Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin. In this role, with the assistance of direct reports, she leads the office’s direct engagement with local and global financial services entities on matters that include financial industry workforce access for underserved communities and city-wide events focused on financial literacy and economic empowerment. As a key advisor to the Treasurer, she has designed and ensured the organization’s successful implementation of three annual departmental strategic plans. She has been recognized by community members and city officials for the office’s innovative and instructive programming supporting the 77 neighborhoods and all Chicagoans. 

In 2018, Robye joined World Business Chicago (Chicago’s public-private global economic development arm) as Manager for Workforce Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she used her skills in corporate engagement and the design and implementation of workforce initiatives to forge collaborative relationships with Chicago employers in the equitable expansion of job opportunities. Her work at World Business Chicago included co-hosting industry sectors and city-wide career fairs to promote opportunities and access to quality employment and family-sustaining wages for Chicago residents. She also successfully worked with local violence prevention and youth services organizations in strategies to access corporate partnerships directed to increasing workforce training, technology resources, and job opportunities

Vice Chairman

John Griffin Jr. is the CEO of AGB Investigative Services, the largest black-owned, award winning security firm that opened in Chicago in 2001 and has grown to 1300+ employees.