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    CWD updates

    Summer Youth Employment Program 2021

    Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our young people, providers and worksites, Pima County Community & Workforce Development has made the difficult decision not to operate the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) this year.

    The uncertainty of how COVID-19 will continue to affect social distancing guidelines, worksite availability, and provider and site staffing as we head into summer make it difficult to ensure that SYEP can be operated safely and efficiently.

    We considered many ways to keep this year's summer employment program operational but concluded it was not possible when the health and safety of our participants and employers are concerned.

    We look forward to continuing to offer youth employment and educational services. The Pima County Youth Center is open and ready to assist with employment, training and educational services. For more information call us at 520-724-9649.

    Community Action Agency: Rental assistance, eviction protection

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a national moratorium on evictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective through March 31, 2021. We have information on what tenants and landlords need to do to activate that protection and APPLY for rent and utility assistance. Landlords can apply directly. Go to pima.gov/renthelp.

    Pima County One-Stop: Job openings

    The Pima County One-Stop Career Center is here to help you get back to work! The One-Stop works with local businesses and identifies job opportunities you might not find elsewhere. Updated at least once a week.

    Free VITA tax preparation available online this year 

    The free VITA tax assistance program that Pima County and United Way have offered since 2016 will look different this year via an easy online process. (But there are still options for those who aren't comfortable with or don't have access to technology). Read more about how households earning up to $66,000 annually can get free help with taxes.

    Youth Employment Center: Youth workshops

    FREE workshops available to help youth build their careers. Topics being offered focus on Leadership, Financial Literacy and Self-Employment. Check out this flyer for more information.

    Child Care Checklist

    Pima County has developed a guide to help working parents determine the safety of child care providers amid COVID-19. Learn about what you need to see and know to feel secure your child is safe. Read the story. Download/print the checklist: English | Spanish. Mobile-friendly version.

    Core Values in Housing, Emergency, and Network Services

    Community & Workforce Development (CWD) connects people to a network of supports and services essential for learning, working, living and thriving in Pima County. The core values of CWD are customer service, continuous improvement, empathy, and pragmatism. CWD is organized into seven interwoven divisions.

    Customer Service and Empathy -- The CWD staff is driven by a passion to help people and a strong sense of responsibility to clients served. CWD sees a person, not a situation, to best manage and understand the crisis, providing a timely response. Community and Workforce Developement logoCWD offers a customer-centered single point of contact for those attempting to navigate resources and services.

    COMMUNITY SERVICES
    Coordinates the County's Community Action Agency, Emergency Services Network, and Home Repair & Weatherization functions. CS serves as a safety net to provide human services, case management, and immediate financial assistance to qualified individuals and households in Pima County.

    HOMELESS SERVICES
    Conducts County functions to address homelessness for vulnerable populations. Provides housing, employment and supportive services to families, youth, veterans, and individuals experiencing homelessness in Pima County.

    OUTSIDE AGENCY
    Conducts essential functions to administer and coordinate programing and oversight of County general funds to eligible and qualified local nonprofit agencies that deliver community-based human services to vulnerable populations.

    Core Values in Community, Workforce, and Youth Development

    Continuous Improvement & Pragmatism -- By building relationships CWD is able to provide access to networks of opportunity. In concert with the values of customer service & empathy, CWD aims to "cut the red tape" to find solutions to help more people and get more needed resources into the community. Consolidation and integration of service to individuals and agencies allows staff to structure a better referral system to solve problems.

    Affordable housingCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    Division conducts County functions to fund and construct community development and affordable housing projects, public services, and capital improvement resources in primarily unincorporated and rural areas, in addition to the Towns of Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita, and the City of South Tucson.

    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
    Offers career, training, and support services functions. WD administers local, state and federal resources to deliver direct services to youth, adults, dislocated workers, and other individuals with barriers to employment. Through a regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB), WD supports industry sectors in hiring qualified workers and local employers in retaining skilled employees.

    YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
    Provides services to youth and young adults between ages 14 through 24 to deliver direct youth education, skills training, career readiness, and job placement services. Pima Vocational High School is a School-to-Work Charter School offering a diploma. Las Artes, Arts & Education, provides structured classroom study combined with community art projects to allow students to prepare for High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma testing and build employability skills.

    During COVID-19

    Call the One-Stop's Dislocated Worker Hotline at 520-724-5735 to discover back-to-work and community resources available to those who experienced or face job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In cooperation with the statewide ARIZONA@WORK network, Pima County offers planning tools, training, and job leads that can help you return to the workforce with new skills. Download and share the Hotline flyer.

    ADMINISTRATION
    This division manages all administrative, contractual, accounting, and internal databases to support all CWD divisions housed within its 11 County facilities. Administration provides programmatic and fiscal oversight for General and Grant funds allocated to County, serves as departmental liaison to local and regional committees to establish policies and develop delivery of community resources and direct services.
    The Pima County Housing Center, Homeless Services division and Home Repair assistance are the starting points to obtain resources and information on sustainable and affordable housing. Housing Center

    The ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop system focuses on the customer, bringing together workforce development, education, and other human resource services. Start here if you need job training, job leads, business services, or help navigating the One-Stop System.

    One-Stop Center
    The County invests in our community through the Neighborhood Reinvestment and Ending Poverty Now programs, which promote stability and revitalizes stressed neighborhoods though small community-based capital improvement projects. County departments, community-based organizations, grassroots groups, and for-profit businesses join together to make a collective impact building greater economic prosperity.
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    Multiple agencies within the County and through the Outside Agency Program provide a wide array of assistance, including with rent, utilities, food security and other basic needs for low-income individuals and families. For the public, the Community Action Agency is an initial point of contact to access rental assistance, and a network of alliances to prevent homelessness, unhealthy living conditions, and to promote self-sufficiency.

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    RFPs and Funding Opportunities

    A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a formal invitation for an Offeror to submit a proposal to provide a solution to a problem or provide a service need identified by the Community & Workforce Development (CWD) Department.

    Request for Proposals and funding opportunities for the Department of Community & Workforce Development can be found at RFPs and Funding Opportunties.

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    Community and Workforce Development

    Kino Service Center
    (Dislocated worker)
    2797 E. Ajo Way
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    (520) 724-7700

    Veterans Workforce Center
    2801 E. Ajo Way
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    (520) 724-2646

    Rio Nuevo Center
    (Unemployed adults)
    340 N. Commerce Park Loop
    Tortolita Building
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    (520) 724-7650

    Sullivan Jackson Employment Center
    (Homeless individuals)
    400 E. 26th St.
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    (520) 724-7300

    Youth Employment Center
    320 N. Commerce Park Loop Sentinel Building, 2nd Floor
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    (520) 724-9649

    Housing Center (El Banco)
    801 W. Congress St.
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    (520) 724-2460

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