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In The Community

Community Partners

Ombudsman Arizona engages with community organizations to support the students and families we serve by addressing their needs and providing access to services in the following areas: Education, Employment, Career/Occupational Training, Health/Wellness and Social Services and Recruitment and Retention.

Homeless Youth Connection (HYC)

In partnership with the community, HYC’s mission is to raise awareness and meet the needs of homeless youth so they can stay in school and graduate. HYC’s goal is to provide homeless teens with host families, basic needs and services as they make positive, life-affirming choices toward becoming responsible, productive adults.

Together with educators, government agencies, faith-based organizations, and compassionate community members and donors, HYC is helping to bring a positive future to this nearly forgotten population.

Year Up

Year Up’s mission is to provide young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through higher education and professional careers. Year Up partners with Ombudsman to provide students the opportunity to attain professional experience and a higher education. There are more than 20 Year Up locations nationwide.

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)

JAG, founded in 1980, is a nonprofit youth development program dedicated to helping at-risk young people graduate from high school and make successful transitions to postsecondary education and meaningful employment. JAG partners with Ombudsman to provide students the resources to secure postsecondary education and employment. JAG has locations in more than 32 states and partners with more than 1,000 schools nationwide.

Opportunities for Youth

Opportunities for Youth is focused on helping reengage disconnected youth in school and work. The organization helps disconnected youth enroll in Ombudsman.

Youth on Their Own (YOTO)

YOTO was founded in 1986 and is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Pima County. YOTO partners with Ombudsman to provide homeless students with financial assistance, basic human needs, and guidance.

Zip Code Project

The Zip Code Project is an initiative of the Arizona Department of Education dedicated to assisting disconnected youth who are ages 16-24, unemployed and not attending school. The project provides resources to Ombudsman and helps creates community based partnerships that help students reengage and stay engaged in school.

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