Several of our corps offer community education programs. For more information on a specific program, contact the appropriate corps.
Tucson Amphi GED Program
A demographics program brought to light a great disparity in the neighborhood of the Tucson Amphi Corps and the schools they serve between income, crime, unemployment, and the levels of education that most people in the area possess. As a result, the GED program was launched, utilizing funds from the T.L. Williams grant.
Adults are offered the opportunity to pre-test, study, and practice test for their GED. After satisfactorily completing the prerequisites, they are able to take the test free of charge through a partnership with Pima Community College. There are currently 375 adult students enrolled, and the corps is hoping to graduate 10% by the end of 2010.
Las Vegas, NV Culinary Classes
In Las Vegas, a culinary program is offered to help homeless people learn the trade or enhance their skills. The motivated students operate the Campus Corner Café. Hungry, homeless people are the Café's target customers, but they encourage everyone to give them a try.
Graduating from the program empowers participants to go out and secure gainful employment, which in turn enables them to get off the streets and become valuable contributions to their communities.
Prescott Multi-Media Classroom
As a service to the community, The Salvation Army in Prescott, AZ offers free computer classes. Available courses include Computer Basics, Digital Photography, Excel, Internet, Keyboarding, Word, Powerpoint, and Publisher. Additionally, one-on-one tutoring is available for the purpose of securing employment. Instructors will help job seekers complete a resume and gain the computer knowledge necessary in today's workplaces.