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    Programs That Offer Funding or Free Training 

    A New Leaf’s Assets to Opportunity (ATO)

    A New Leaf’s Assets to Opportunity (ATO) is a matched savings program. With a savings goal of $500, the ATO program will match education participants with $8 for each dollar saved. This means a maximum matched amount of $4,000, giving participants a total of $4,500 to assist in funding their education.Matched funds can be used for tuition and fees, textbooks, school supplies, and any approved course materials at any accredited community college, university, or trade school in Arizona. ATOs are open to all who meet eligibility.

    For more information contact

    Genesis Dorame                                                         

    (480) 833-9200 x 3415                 

    email ato@turnanewleaf.org

    ATO Information Flyer


    Apprenticeship Programs

    Registered apprenticeship programs provide training in fields like child care, construction, manufacturing, and much more.


    Year Up

    Year Up

    Year Up is an intensive, one-year program for college students ages 18-24 that combines professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies.

    About 85% of Year Up graduates are employed or attending college full-time within four months of completing the program. Those employed earn an average starting wage of $18 per hour—$36,000 per year for salaried employees. 

    For more information, contact Gaspar Mata at GMata@YearUp.org or 480-498-7396 x2154. Or visit the Year Up website.


    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    Funding is available to disconnected youth ages 16-24. A student is considered disconnected if they are not enrolled in a post-secondary institution or working. Most of our students would be considered disconnected the day after they graduate high school.

    Young adults can qualify for $3,000 per year. Refer to the three City of Phoenix providers:

    Jewish Family and Children Services Real World Job Development
    9014 N. 23rd Ave., Building 2, Suite 3 Phoenix, AZ 85021
    602-279-0084 
    www.jfcsaz.org 

    Chicanos Por La Causa
    1112 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034
    602-257-0700 
    www.cplc.org

    YMCA
    3825 N. 67th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85033
    602-688-5332
    www.valleyymca.org 


    Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement

    Many companies offer tuition assistance and/or reimbursement to all of their employees including those with DACA status. See below for examples. For eligibility requirements, follow up with the employer.

    • Amazon
    • Anthem
    • Arizona Federal Credit
    • AT&T
    • Bank of America
    • Best Buy
    • Chipotle
    • City of Phoenix 
    • Comcast
    • Dignity Health
    • Edward Jones Phoenix
    • Fidelity
    • Home Depot
    • Liberty Mutual
    • McDonalds
    • Oracle
    • PayPal
    • Publix
    • Silicon Valley Bank
    • UPS
    • Verizon
    • Walmart
    • Wells Fargo & Co.

    Tuition Assistance Program

     

    EAW

     
    Education at Work is a US-based provider of contact center and staffing services with a mission to help students graduate with little to no debt and the skills they need to secure great jobs post degree obtainment. Work part-time in a contact center environment and earn up to $5,250 a year in tax-free tuition assistance on top of your wages.
     
    Website LINK