Neighbors at Work — Making a Difference
The Neighbors at Work team, together with the Sueños program team, trained interns and work crew leaders for this year’s Kids Club. Participants were trained in leadership development, life skills and work ethics. One NAW staff member commented, “Being able to be there and feel the energy that they put forth was amazing. These young adults are learning responsibility and caring for each other that will last them a lifetime.”
JOB SEEKER HIGHLIGHTS
Nadine Navarro has been part of Neighborhood Ministries since first grade. She came to us to receive Neighbors at Work employment services in April 2022. With the help of her case manager, Maria, she obtained her CPR and First Aid Certified, and a fingerprint clearance card, all with funding from Maricopa and DES funding. She recently entered the workforce, joining at AZ Homecare Options as a Medical Assistant.
Reyna Mendez has been with us since February 2022. Her case manager assisted with supportive services, resume building, mock interviews and studying for her exam. She passed her state board exam with flying colors! She was hired at Banner Health and is earning a livable wage.
Melissa Luttrell has been enrolled in our program since October 2021. She came to us needing rental assistance and we were able to assist her with one month rent and very shortly after she obtained employment. We assisted Melissa, with professional, emotional, and physical support. She is now earning a great income and is no longer receiving food stamps. Both her little girls are attending Kids Club this summer!