• Programs That Offer Funding or Free Training 


    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

    Chicanos Por La Causa
    1112 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034

    3825 N. 67th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85033

    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



    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 

    Earn to Learn


    Earn to Learn Students:

    • Earn $4,000 toward college costs on their $500 savings commitment per academic year
    • Receive college and workforce readiness training and ongoing support
    • Learn from online financial trainings
    • Receive ongoing support and connections to resources throughout their college journey


    Website Link