Neighbors At Work: Workforce Development Programs

Neighbors at Work helps unemployed and under-employed Phoenix-area residents secure and maintain employment. This is accomplished by addressing barriers to employment and providing occupational skills training, educational support services, work readiness classes, internship and job placements, leadership development opportunities, and financial literacy education. Neighbors at Work also helps participants advance into higher-wage jobs by providing assistance enrolling in and paying for advanced occupational certificate and degree programs. Finally, because unmet basic needs can easily become barriers to securing and maintaining employment, Neighbors at Work provides disenfranchised participants with financial assistance for emergency food, housing/utilities, transportation, childcare, and work-appropriate clothing. By helping to ensure these basic needs are met, Neighbors at Work empowers program participants to be healthy, motivated, and productive employees. This helps move under-served families out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency.

Our department invests funding, time, and resources in “Building Hope & a Future” for any participant enrolled into our programs. We walk alongside job seekers and guide them through the steps of employment. We develop the skills and abilities necessary for their desired place of work. We work together to help establish realistic educational, employment, and personal goals that are fundamental to their success. We also know that receiving trauma-informed services and learning values builds the hope needed to succeed in the workplace and in life.

Level Up Workforce Program

Funded by the Department of Labor - WIOA Title I-B program and Arizona@Work youth provider, a partner of the American Job Center Network, Level Up workforce programs serve youth ages 16-24. Level Up workforce program supports individuals in overcoming barriers as they achieve education and career goals. We have youth enrolled in the Level Up program pursuing unique goals within target sector career pathways.

Many opportunities are offered through the Level Up Workforce Program including motivating coaching, occupational training, paid work experiences, and assistance with tuition, books, supplies, and other supportive services.

Level Up is a WIOA Title I-B Program, 100 percent funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through awards totaling $741,000.

Level Up workforce program provides training at all levels, from 1:1 and small-group tutoring in basic skills and earning their high school diploma to industry-tailored skills development. Our program assists youth, ages 16-24, in achieving their education and career goals within their desired career path.

  • Leadership development programming for career exposure
  • High school/GED
  • Trade schools (electrical, medical, Etc.)
  • Post-Secondary – College or University
  • State licenses (CDL, Real Estate, etc.)
  • Training tuition assistance
  • Paid internships that align with your career interest
  • Transportation assistance – gas cards, bus passes, etc.
  • Assistance with supplies, books, professional clothing, etc.
  • Financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills

If you are interested in receiving services, submit an interest form:

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SNAP CAN Workforce Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Career Advancement Network (also known as SNAP CAN) is a voluntary program for participants 16 years and older at no cost when receiving NA benefits that help participants gain skills and enter or move up in the workforce. SNAP CAN may help remove barriers to participating in the program or gaining employment through services including job readiness, job search, job placement, and supportive services.

SNAP CAN is federally funded with $250,000 (50%). Additionally, 50% ($250,000) is financed by non-federal sources.

For individuals receiving Nutrition Assistance benefits, our SNAP CAN workforce program offers 1:1 case management for job search, job retention, and success in the workplace. Through the program, individuals will receive create a service strategy to help remove barriers to participating in the program or gaining employment through supportive services.

If you are interested in receiving services, submit an interest form:

General Workforce Program

General Workforce serves individuals with a focus on increasing household income and skills development. Services span from in-depth, wrap-around support and guidance to those who need light preparation to obtain employment.

Within each program, specific activity programming supports and provides development opportunities, supportive services, and skills training including Healing Journeys, Lending Circles by MAF, Design2Market, Quinceanera con Proposito, CityServe Hub, and more.

For members of our community, the General Workforce program offers an open door of service to any individual seeking employment or workforce development services. Our team will meet individuals in any season of life to find solutions to employment and economic security.

Whether individuals are searching, looking to upgrade employment, needing support to retain their job or want resources to be successful, our 1:1 case management will provide the support needed. Our case managers provide effective opportunities by partnering with employers to determine their needs and bringing together job seekers to fill open positions.

If you are interested in receiving services, submit an interest form:

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