Partners of the DES Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Career Advancement Network (CAN) offer individuals no-cost virtual and in-person employment and training services to help them overcome barriers and Return Stronger to Arizona’s workforce. SNAP CAN partners provide program participants with a wide range of services, from job search and interview assistance, to support with completing educational goals and services for individuals with disabilities.
Here are eight SNAP CAN partners ready to help:
1. Arizona Center for Youth Resources (ACYR)
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For 40 years, ACYR has been providing Phoenix youth with the necessary resources they need to be successful in school and in the workforce. Services are provided for youth ages 14-24, as well as their family members, ages 16 and up.
Resources available through ACYR include:
- GED classes
- Paid internships
- English Acquisition for Adults (ELAA)
- Finance and budget techniques
- And more!
Discover the programs offered by ACYR!
2. Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)
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CPLC has been rooted in the Phoenix community for over 50 years, and it supports any person, any age, by providing integrated programs and services that treat the whole person.
CPLC offers a unique approach to assisting individuals with workforce solutions. The nonprofit works directly with employers to match them with qualified job seekers. CPLC finds job seekers opportunities that have the prospect of being a quality and sustainable career.
Employment training is offered in small groups, one-on-one settings, and now virtually as well. Some of these employment training opportunities include English and Spanish classes, vocational education, and GED classes.
This SNAP CAN partner has more to offer participants than employment services. Discover more about CPLC! (NOTE: The CPLC Engagement Center is temporarily not serving clients in-person due to COVID-19. Please call 602-527-8451)
3. Dress for Success
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Dress for success empowers women by providing independence through a network of support, access to professional attire and development tools. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 150 cities in 25 countries and has helped more than 1.2 million women work towards self-sufficiency.
After scheduling an interview, participants can visit a Dress for Success boutique and acquire professional clothing at no-cost. Dress for Success also provides essential employment services, like career guidance, resume building, job leads, and much more. Discover more about Dress for Success!
4. Father Matters
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Father Matters was created in 1991 with a vision of all fathers being positive influences in their children’s lives. The program has used this vision as a building block, and has since evolved to assisting all individuals with employment-related needs.
The program prides itself in assisting individuals recently released from incarceration successfully integrate back into their communities. Each individual who comes to Father Matters after release is assigned a mentor and has the opportunity to take advantage of resources including employment and education readiness workshops, pre- and post-release seminars on various topics such as financial management, decision-making, and much more.
Discover more with Father Matters’ extensive program list!
5. Friendly House
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Celebrating its centennial this year, Friendly House first started as an organization that provided resources to refugees. Today, the nonprofit caters to the various needs of Phoenix’s diverse communities through a multitude of resources, including workforce development. Friendly House assists individuals with advanced occupational training, and many of the clients who go through Friendly House acquire high-demand jobs.
Discover more about Friendly House’s many resources!
6. GAP Kitchen
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GAP Kitchen provides valuable culinary training to underemployed or unemployed individuals in the Tucson-area while also providing meals to low-income and individuals experiencing homelessness. The ingredients used during class instruction and in the meals provided are reclaimed from food that would have otherwise been thrown away.
GAP Kitchen targets individuals who may be in a vulnerable position to participate in their 10-week culinary arts certification program, such as young adults aging out of foster care and unemployed individuals lacking advancement opportunities. The kitchen is led by professional chef John Hohn, who was dubbed “Tucson’s Iron Chef Champion.” Anyone is able to apply to participate in GAP Kitchern’s culinary training program.
The impact GAP Kitchen makes is sizable, as it feeds over 600 children each every week in the Tucson area. The kitchen makes its impact through partnerships with low-income daycares, preschools and other organizations supporting children and elderly individuals.
GAP Kitchen is within the GAP Ministries, which provides many valuable resources to the public. Discover more about GAP Kitchen and its programs!
7. Live & Learn
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Live & Learn’s mission is to empower women to break the cycle of generational poverty. To do that, the nonprofit works with the individual to help her obtain career training in a high-demand sector by providing a career path that includes education.
Each individual seeking assistance through Live & Learn will receive a tailored three-part assistance plan to help her reach her full potential.
Live & Learn works with the participants in their Women Education Empowerment Program over a two-year period. Discover more about Live & Learn!
8. St. Joseph the Worker
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St. Joseph the Worker’s mission is to assist disadvantaged individuals by supporting their efforts to become self-sufficient through quality employment.
The Phoenix-based nonprofit assists thousands of individuals every year, including homeless, recently released from prison, and low-income individuals. St. Joseph the Worker is able to assist so many people by providing various employment resources, such as:
- One-on-one employment coaching
- Providing work materials, like safety equipment and basic tools
- Transportation services
- Resume and interview support
- And much more!
Discover more about St. Joseph the Worker.
Learn more about the SNAP CAN program and how it can help SNAP recipients Return Stronger!
NOTE: In-person services may vary due to COVID-19. Please contact the organizations prior to arriving at a service location.
By Ben Flores