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The College & Career Readiness Department at Friendly House guides and informs youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race or ethnicity, on how to start their path toward a college education by providing the necessary resources to achieve it. Our TRiO Talent Search college and career readiness program, often referred to as TRiO, identifies and assists individuals who have the potential to succeed in higher education.​  Participants may receive:

 

  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment

  • Personal counseling including advice on entry of re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs

  • Information on post-secondary education

  • Introductions/Tours to college campuses

  • Information on student financial assistance

  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications

  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams

  • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders

  • Workshops including financial and technology guidance for the families of participants

To participate in TRiO Talent Search, simply click the application button below and complete the enrollment application. If you have any questions, please call (602) 416-7254.

Scholarship Opportunities
IME Becas Adult Education Scholarship

In Arizona, there are limited higher education options available for Mexicans or young people of Mexican origin. 45% of students in elementary and high school are of Hispanic or Latino origin. However, only 17% of Latino youth complete university or higher education studies, most of whom are of Mexican origin.

 

To increase educational opportunities for them, in December 2019, the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and Friendly House created the IME Becas / Friendly House Program, which selects Mexicans or young people of Mexican origin to access a scholarship of up to $ 2,000.00 USD to start or continue their studies at an Arizona university or community college.

IME Becas Higher Education Scholarship

In Arizona, there are limited higher education options available for Mexicans or young people of Mexican origin. 45% of students in elementary and high school are of Hispanic or Latino origin. However, only 17% of Latino youth complete university or higher education studies, most of whom are of Mexican origin.

 

To increase educational opportunities for them, in December 2019, the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and Friendly House created the IME Becas / Friendly House Program, which selects Mexicans or young people of Mexican origin to access a scholarship of up to $ 2,000.00 USD to start or continue their studies at an Arizona university or community college.

 
Calendar of Events

TRiO Summer Camp 2021

2021 TRIO Virtual Summer Camp

Daily Schedule will be from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, lunch break included

 

This year we have fun and interactive sessions planned during the 4-day virtual camp provided via Zoom, with the option to attend one of the following weeks. Students will experience STEM interactive activities, canvas painting, self-care relaxation (the importance of self-care), college readiness, preventative presentations, and more! Each student will be mailed a summer camp supply kit with items needed for the sessions. Summer camp will be offered to High school students in June, and to Middle school students in July. Each student will receive up to $80 in meal cards for lunch AND a $60 Visa Gift Card with additional raffles in between sessions!

High School Dates

Option 1: June 7-10, 2021

Option 2: June 21-24, 2021

 

Middle School Dates

Option 1: June 7-10, 2021

Option 2: June 21-24, 2021

If you are not a current TRIO participant your student will need to complete our online TRiO Enrollment Application: https://botform.compansol.com/Bot/FH-TRIO-TS-Enrollment-Application

 

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Meet our Staff

Sandra Valdez

Family Services Manager

(602) 416-7227

sandra.valdez@friendlyhouse.org

Maribel Coronado

Family Services Administrative Assistance

(602) 416-7254

maribel.coronado@friendlyhouse.org

Vanessa Sandoval

College & Career Readiness Team Lead

Vanessa.sandoval@friendlyhouse.org

(480) 779-0842

Schedule an academic advising appointment here: calendly.com/triovanessa

 

​Target Schools: Herrera Elementary School, ASU Prep, Betty Fairfax HS, Cesar Chavez, Gilliland, Heritage Academy-Laveen, Isaac Middle School, Maryvale HS, Metropolitan Arts Institute, Mountain Pointe HS, Pathways in Education, Porfirio H. Gonzalez elementary, South Mountain HS, Student Choice HS, Sun Valley Charter School, Sunland, Tolleson HS, VH Lassen Elementary, Vista College Prep, Western Valley Middle School

Brenda Ortiz

College & Career Readiness Advisor

(480) 524-0386

brenda.ortiz@friendlyhouse.org

Schedule an academic advising appointment here: calendly.com/triobrenda

 

​Target Schools: AAEC, Academy of Science, Agua Fria HS, Alhambra HS, Bioscience HS, Bourgade Catholic HS, Brophy College Prep , Camelback HS, Carl Hayden HS, City View HS, Eagle College Prep-South Mountain Franklin, Glendale Union HS, Gateway Early HS, Girls Leadership Academy, La Joya, Loma Linda Elementary, Loyola Academy, Madison Heights Elementary, Metro Tech HS, Millennium HS, NFL Yet, Phoenix Coding Academy, Phoenix College Prep, Saint Mary's HS, South Pointe HS, Tempe HS, Trevor Brown HS, Washington HS, Xavier Prep

Elmer Villa 

College & Career Readiness Advisor

(480) 524-0386

elmer.villa@friendlyhouse.org

Schedule an academic advising appointment here: calendly.com/trioelmer

 

Target Schools: Academia Del Pueblo School, North HS, Central HS, Champions HS, Humanities and Science Academy, Lowell Elementary

 

Special Thanks,

The Friendly House College & Career Readiness Program is grateful for additional financial support from Cox Charities and Valley of the Sun United Way.  Their support allows us to provide additional workshops and trainings to parents and students and encourages more parental involvement in children’s education as well as college exposure activities.