TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva and JobPath, Inc. CEO Ana Greif published an oped in the Arizona Daily Star highlighting the recently awarded $500,000 in federal funding that was included in the fiscal year 2022 omnibus appropriations budget bill passed by Congress.
This $500,000 grant will allow JobPath to better support women and parents throughout Pima County who are either enrolled (or looking to enroll) in education and job training programs that lead to family sustaining wages. JobPath provides wrap-around case management services, financial assistance, and workforce readiness training to help underserved students overcome barriers to success.
“We deeply appreciate Congressman Grijalva’s long standing support of the work we do,” said Ana Greif, JobPath’s CEO. “JobPath lifts entire families out of poverty and places them firmly into the middle class. These funds will allow us to help more Pima County residents bridge the gap between wanting a better future and achieving it.”
“This project was a priority because it presented a unique opportunity for displaced workers in Southern Arizona to pursue job-training educational programs that are in-demand, provide economic opportunities to access better housing, eliminate food insecurity, and afford quality early childhood education for their children,” said Rep. Grijalva. “As we’ve seen in Arizona and across the country, millions of jobs have been wiped out or changed permanently by the pandemic particularly those held by women and people of color and this project will help in our recovery. I look forward to seeing the impact of this project and will continue to advocate for additional funding to improve outcomes for working families in our community.”
The full oped can be read here.
A video interview with JobPath CEO Ana Greif can be found here.
Founded in 1998, JobPath supports underserved adults by helping them complete short-term degree and certificate programs. Every year, 90% of JobPath students graduate, and 85% get a job in their field within six months earning an average of $50,000/year.
For more information, please visit www.jobpath.net or call 520-324-0402.