Career seekers in the East Valley looking for employment and job skills training now have a new location to access these services, and much more, through the Workforce Center @ Mesa. The workforce services offered by Maricopa County are co-located in a facility where A New Leaf and the City of Mesa also offer programs, making this collaboration an example of a comprehensive service delivery model that provides local communities a valuable access point for a wide variety of services beyond employment support.
The Mesa College Promise is a commitment from the City of Mesa to its residents that all eligible graduating high school students can attend Mesa Community College for two years with Arizona resident tuition and fees fully funded. Students must be Mesa residents, show financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have at least a 2.0 grade point average. The program is supported by funding from corporations, businesses, and a match from the City of Mesa.
Established in 2010 and located in Avondale, Homeless Youth Connection has served more than 2,700 homeless students across the Valley. Staff provide basic necessities, case management, housing, counseling, mentoring, and life skills training to youth, ages 13-21, attending over 100 high schools in 10 districts. These resources help ensure that students have the support necessary to stay in school, earn a diploma, and pursue a brighter future.