Year Up: Closing the Opportunity Divide

At today’s Faith Council meeting (Agenda), Gaspar Mata and two students, Mariah and Devon, presented on the Year Up program that provides young adults with six months of classroom training followed by six months of internship with one of 250+ partner corporations. Following Year Up, 90% of graduates are employed and/or enrolled in post-secondary education. We were so impressed by Mariah and Devon, who are clearly on their way to successful careers, respectively, in finance and cybersecurity. Find out more about this extraordinary program at www.yearup.org. Supporting documents: Strengthening Working Families Initiative, Business Operations, Business Operations Courses, Cybersecurity Courses.

Announcements:

Catholic Charities’ Become a Champion Training – April 4 and 18 in Phoenix

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council – Sexual Violence Research Grant Opportunity – April 10 deadline

Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family’s 2019 Faith Community Sexual Assault Awareness Roundtable – April 11 in Scottsdale

HEAAL’s Co-ed 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – April 13 in Phoenix

National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference – April 14-17 in downtown Phoenix

Catholic Charities’ Group Orientation for Foster Care Refugee Children – April 17 in Phoenix

Arizona Coalition for Military Families’ 10th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families – April 17 – 18 in Phoenix

Arizona Attorney General’s Opioid Abuse Training Session – April 18 in Phoenix

Community Treasures & REN present 4th Annual Treasure Hunt – April 18 in Phoenix

Love146’s Anit-Trafficking Resources Keeping Your Children SafeLove Listens, Caregiver Guide to Prevent Child Trafficking

Join the Emergency Food Collaboration addressing the SNAP crisis