Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI)

Strengthening Working Families Initiative for Maryvale and Mesa Parents

Strengthening Working Families Initiative for Maryvale and Mesa Parents

Free training opportunity and childcare services  for those with dependents who qualify.


The city of Phoenix has been awarded a grant funded by the Department of Labor to deliver workforce and support services to 600 parents living in Maricopa County.   Through an interdisciplinary team including but not limited to: [email protected] American Job Centers City of Phoenix and Maricopa County; City of Phoenix Human Services Department; Maricopa County Human Services Department (Head Start); Maricopa County Community College District, Arizona Department of Economic Security Child Care Administration; MAXIMUS Human Services, Incorporated and the Association for Supportive Child Care, the project will recruit, train and assist low income parents with dependent children who qualify for Head Start, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and/or Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs in securing and retaining employment in targeted middle to high skilled H-1B occupations, specifically in Healthcare, Information Technology and Business.

The below table shows the specific targeted occupations in relevant H-1B industries, how they align to projected job growth in Arizona and the credential attained.

For more information on this grant, please click the link below entitled “SWFI Orientation”.

Grant Information Graphic.

SWFI To-Do List:

Please watch this website for periodic updates to the implementation of this program.  To be placed on a contact list to be notified when people can begin enrolling, please complete click the below button.

Grant Contact Form

If your contact information changes after you submit this form, please be sure to submit a new one.  

Thank you for your interest in this program.  We look forward to speaking with you.

This program is an equal opportunity program through the Strengthening Working Families Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Ancillary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.