UMOM Helps the Homeless Find Jobs

Posted on June 22, 2016 • Category: Job Creation

By Zackary Moran-Norris

For over 50 years, UMOM New Day Centers has been helping homeless families start careers and regain control of their lives.

The Phoenix-based organization combats homelessness and unemployment by providing shelter and support services for over 170 homeless families every night, making it the largest shelter for homeless families in Arizona.

“We have a long history in Arizona and our focus has always been around lifting people out of poverty,” said Darlene…

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Empowering Refugees

Posted on June 15, 2016 • Category: Job Creation

By Zackary Moran-Norris

When Daniel Nasibu took his first step on American soil last year as a resettled refugee, he had only one goal on his mind - contribute to his new community. 

Nasibu grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country that has been plagued with genocide and political tension for decades. At age 15, Nasibu fled his home after corruption and civil war violence devastated his region.

“The rebels would kill for…

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Hive @ Central: Nurturing Entrepreneurs

Posted on June 8, 2016 • Category: Job Creation

By Nick LaTona

The Gallup Arizona Poll confirmed that The Arizona We Want includes new job opportunities, and small businesses are instrumental to creating them. One new program works to nurture budding Phoenix entrepreneurs, with the goal of helping them contribute to and stimulate the economy.

The Phoenix Public Library’s Hive @ Central program is an open and free workspace in the Burton Barr Central Library, centered on giving future small-business owners a common place…

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