College & Career Readiness Program



The College & Career Readiness Program 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. The Friendly House/TRiO Talent Search, often referred to as TRiO, is a college and career readiness program. TRiO identifies and assists individuals who have the potential to succeed in higher education.


The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling and encourages participants to graduate from high school then continue and complete their post-secondary education. TRiO exposes the availability of financial aid and assists participants with the post-secondary application process.


Talent Search also encourages people who have not completed education programs at the high school or post-secondary level to enter or re-enter and complete higher education.

Upcoming Events

All workshops, advising, and meetings will be held via Zoom

TRiO February Middle School

Meetup |02-16-2021| 4pm-5pm

TRiO February High School

Meetup |02-18-2021| 4pm-5pm


 FAFSA Applications Assistance: 

Schedule an appointment with your TRiO Advisor 

College Enrollment Application Process Assistance:

Schedule an appointment with your TRiO Advisor

College Preparation Program

All services are completely free of charge. Services provided by the program may include: *Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs


  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment

  • Information on post-secondary education

  • Exposure 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 for the families of participants


To participate, simply download and complete the following forms and submit them to or fax at (602) 257-8278. If you have any questions, please call (602) 416-7254.

The Friendly House College & Career Readiness Program is grateful for financial support from Cox Charities, Valley of the Sun United Way.


This funding allows for the Department to provide additional services to parents and students, in the form of workshops & trainings for parents and encourages more parental involvement in children’s education as well as college exposure activities.

IME / Friendly House Scholarship
Link to scholarship fundraiser:


Phoenix Location:

113 W Sherman St. 

Phoenix, AZ, 85003

(602) 257-1870

Office Hours: 8am-5pm

Monday - Friday

Except Holidays



Phoenix Location:

(602) 545-5064
810 S. 1st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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Phoenix Location:
802 S. 1st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

English Language

(602) 416-7256


(602) 416-7241

Para español llame (602) 416-7219

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