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Fair Housing Workshop by quotes

 Fair Housing Workshop

Learn more about fair housing practices and laws at a free two-hour workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 17, at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.

The workshops, sponsored by the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department, will explain how fair housing practices apply to apartments, houses, condominiums and mobile home parks.

It is illegal for housing providers to discriminate against tenants, rental applicants or customers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familiar status. Housing providers include landlords, leasing agents, realtors, property managers and others.

Examples of housing discrimination include refusing to show an apartment, condominium or house to an interested minority applicant; having an “all adult” complex, except for senior housing; and building or designing an apartment complex that is not handicap accessible.

Registration is suggested. Call 602-262-7486/voice or 602-534-1557/TTY to register.



Phoenix Arizona – Certification Workshops for Minority, Women and Small Business Owners by quotes

Phoenix Arizona –Certification Workshops for Minority, Women and Small Business Owners

Minority, woman and small business owners in Maricopa County are invited to attend free workshops and learn more about the city of Phoenix business certification programs and how they can provide opportunities for small business economic growth.

The city’s Equal Opportunity Department is offering a yearlong series of monthly educational workshops to help business owners complete the application process for certification with the city as a minority-, woman-owned or small business enterprise. The workshops offer in-depth information about the requirements, process and benefits of becoming certified.

The next workshop will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Longview Community Center, 4040 N. 14th St.

Seating is limited for these presentations. Call the Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-6790/voice or 602/534-1557/TTY to reserve a space.



Phoenix Youth Earn While They Learn in Summer Health Care Training Program by quotes

Phoenix Youth Earn While They Learn in Summer Health Care Training ProgramToday, students of the Summer Youth Health Care Initiative participated in a graduation ceremony marking the completion of a five-week Summer Youth Work Experience Program (SYWEP), which offered academic and work experience training in the health care field.

The program, hosted by the city’s Community and Economic Development and Human Services departments, reached out to youth to generate interest in pursuing health care careers.

The program promotes health care occupations by providing professional and educational opportunities for youth in a classroom setting and at health care facilities. The youth also were encouraged to pursue higher education to achieve their career goals.

“These students are the future of Phoenix,” said Councilman Greg Stanton, who chairs the City Council Education Subcommittee. “Getting our young people experience in this crucial career field will lead to a better-trained workforce, while boosting the region’s economy.”

Students attended classes at Gateway Community College and at the Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona and worked at Valley hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Medical Center, Arizona Heart Institute and John C. Lincoln Hospital.

Funded by SYWEP and the Phoenix Workforce Connection, this program enabled students to earn five college credits by completing coursework for Introduction to Health Care and Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers, in addition to receiving 100 hours of paid work experience.

For more information about youth career resources and programs, visit phoenix.gov/phxwc and click on youth or call 602-262-6776.