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August 31, 2020 22 min

What are the critical components of a successful workforce development program? The Family Engagement Network (FEN), located in Pima County Arizona, is leading the way in a holistic and family-centered approach to supporting caregivers and their families to empower themselves through the opportunity to build critical workforce skills. In our 11th episode, we hear from Lorena, a parent champion in the workforce program, who shares her experience in the program. We then learn from FEN members, Heather, Tamara, and Pam, who discuss the importance of centering families and how they navigate the needs and desires of families as a unit to improve how the network serves its community. 

Guests include:

  • Lorena Robles, Parent Champion, Family Engagement Network 
  •  Heather Friedman, Pima North Regional Director, First Things First
  •  Tamara Nicolosi, Director of Business Development and Engagement, Pima Community College
  •  Pam Valencia,  Workforce Enrollment Specialist, Pima County Arizona at Work
  •  Host: Ronda Alexander, Director of Operations, Vital Village Network
  • Produced by: Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing

    Music By: Morgan Breland

    Edited by: Camila Beiner

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