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Thu, February 9, 2023 | 9:30 am

Microsoft Powerpoint Series: Level 2

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint. Level 1 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features. In this class we’ll work in different views, insert and format pictures and shapes and learn to animate and automate our slideshows.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • In-person
  • Morning
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Buying Basics 101: Road to Homeownership with Take Charge America

Buying a home is often seen as an important step toward building personal wealth and achieving what many consider a milestone in our adult lives. This presentation focuses on considerations to keep in mind before making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 5:45 pm

WIOA/Route to Relief Info Session

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and Route to Relief are comprehensive workforce development initiatives designed to help job seekers gain the education needed to secure employment. Join us to learn about these available educational funding opportunities and the supplemental employment and supportive services these programs offer. You will also learn about the eligibility requirements, application process, and expectations involved. This could be your first step to a new career!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, February 10, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Basics On Health & Wellness Series – Basics of Movement & Exercise

This series will walk you through the first steps on creating a healthy lifestyle for you and your loved ones. Attend all three workshops in the series and receive a Sprout’s gift card!

This workshop will focus on ways to add movement into your day-to-day life and explore all the ways exercise can fit into your life no matter your fitness level.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, February 10, 2023 | 9:30 am

Google Docs Series: Level 1

This series introduces you to the word processing application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows Level 1. Get started learning the basics!

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 1
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, February 13, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Working in a Virtual World

What does it mean to work virtually? In this webinar, we’ll talk about video conferencing, collaboration, and file sharing as well as online etiquette and how to come across well in video meetings and video job interviews.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, February 13, 2023 | 9:30 am

Communicating Effectively in the Workplace

This webinar will teach you skills to have better communication in the workplace and will aid you in preparing to test for the Arizona Career Readiness Credential (ACRC).

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, February 13, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Justice Involved Women Series – Finding Housing & Employment

Figuring out parole/probation, family, friends, and reintegration in general can feel like too much. In this workshop series we will discuss how to get through it together.

Finding employment and housing with a felony conviction can be tough. Let’s discuss tips and tricks on how to make this process as smooth as possible.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, February 14, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Conversations About Consent for Healthy Relationships in the #MeToo Era

This in-person workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand consent, how to use it in your everyday life to establish boundaries in relationships, and how the #MeToo era transformed how we discuss consent for safe intimate relationships. This workshop is intended for survivors of sexual violence, and community members who wish to broaden their understanding of consent

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, February 14, 2023 | 9:30 am

Google Docs Series: Level 2

This series introduces you to the word processing application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Level 1 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, February 15, 2023 | 9:30 am

Microsoft Powerpoint Series: Level 3

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Levels 1 & 2 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous classes.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 3
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, February 15, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Tools for the Prevention & Control of Diabetes with Esperanca

In 2019, Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Many people continue to suffer from complications or jump from the diagnosis of prediabetes to diabetes due to a lack of information on the care of this disease. Join us to discuss the tools and steps necessary to prevent or control this disease.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, February 15, 2023 | 9:30 am

Credit Voyage with Take Charge America

Participants will be guided through a personalized action plan to improve their credit. They will identify their goals and choose strategies to maintain, improve, or establish their credit and credit score.

Emphasis is placed on the financial impact of credit and steps needed to improve your credit score.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, February 15, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Managing Debt with Bank of America

This workshop describes the terms of credit card offers and loan contracts, the cost of credit, alternatives to credit use, and the criteria that creditors use when deciding whether or not to grant credit

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, February 15, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Adult Learning

Are you looking for a new career opportunity? The Education Team at Fresh Start strives to provide educational opportunities that lead women into a self-sustaining career. If you’re looking to get into the trades, develop your project management skills, or start up your small business, we’ve got you covered. Join our information session to learn more about the educational opportunities that await you at Fresh Start.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, February 16, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Google Slides Series: Level 2

This series introduces you to the slideshow application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Level 1 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, February 16, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Viaje de Credito con Take Charge America

Los participantes serán guiados a través de un plan personalizado de acción para mejorar su crédito. Identificarán sus metas y elegirán estrategias para mantener, mejorar, o establecer su crédito y calificación de crédito. Se hace hincapié en el impacto financiero del crédito y los pasos necesarios para mejorar su calificación de crédito. 

  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, February 16, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Dreambuilder Info Session

Are you interested in starting your own business but you don’t know where to begin? Join us for an introduction to this unique online business skills training and certification course available for free!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, February 17, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Business Management: Financial Basics with Wells Fargo Series – Managing Business Cash Flow

This series will guide business owners and potential business owners on the ins and out of managing your business financials.

Cash flow is a key indicator of the financial health of your business. A consistent positive cash flow may help you pay expenses, invest in new opportunities, and grow your business. Join us as we discuss how you can manage and create safeguards towards a positive cash flow. During this workshop we will walk you through conducting a cashflow projection for your business.

This workshop is part of the series, “Business Management: Financial Basics with Wells Fargo”
This series will guide business owners and potential business owners on the ins and out of managing your business financials.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, February 21, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Comenzando con Microsoft Windows

Esta clase de nivel inicial presenta las habilidades básicas para usar el programa de Microsoft Windows tales como: el uso del ambiente del escritorio o “Desktop” y el “mouse”, abrir, cambiar de tamaño y cerrar las “ventanas” de los programas de Microsoft Windows. Asimismo, poder crear, copiar, mover, eliminar y recuperar archivos y carpetas de archivos. Usted recibirá una carpeta en donde podrá guardar sus archivos y hojas de papel, un dispositivo de almacenamiento USB (Flash Drive) para guardar sus archivos electrónicos y un Certificado al final del curso.

Pillar:Careers
  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, February 21, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Preparing Your Taxes with Take Charge America

Learn the basics of how taxes are computed, the difference between deductions, exemptions and tax credits, and how to prepare to file their tax return.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, February 21, 2023 | 12:00 pm

WIOA/Route to Relief Info Session

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and Route to Relief are comprehensive workforce development initiatives designed to help job seekers gain the education needed to secure employment. Join us to learn about these available educational funding opportunities and the supplemental employment and supportive services these programs offer. You will also learn about the eligibility requirements, application process, and expectations involved. This could be your first step to a new career!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, February 21, 2023 | 9:30 am

Mock Interviews

Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Come to this interactive mock interview session where you can practice in a safe, non-judgmental space. You’ll receive tips from professionals with years of recruiting and hiring experience. It is helpful to come with an idea of a job you will be interviewing for as it makes the experience more realistic. If you have a job description, bring it too.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, February 22, 2023 | 9:30 am

Google Docs Series: Level 3

This series introduces you to the word processing application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Levels 1 & 2 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous classes.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 3
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, February 23, 2023 | 9:30 am

Networking 101

In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn how the power of networking can positively build your career. Topics that will be covered include how to create an effective introduction; the benefits of networking and basic do’s and don’ts; how to overcome nervousness; an easy way to maintain your connections; and the benefits of power partners.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, February 24, 2023 | 9:30 am

Open Computer Lab

You must have completed Windows Level 1 to access this offering. Open Lab hours are an opportunity for you to work on your resume, job search or other activity requiring the use of a computer. Open Lab is not an opportunity to learn how to use a computer and computers may not be used for recreational purposes such as watching videos or movies (unless educational in nature). *Open 2.5 hours

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, February 24, 2023 | 12:00 pm

The Power of Reciprocal Frientimacy

Are you seeking to build new friendships? Are you interested in meeting new people but aren’t sure where to start? Join us to learn more about Shasta Nelson’s triangle of Frientimacy, the difference between meaningful friendships and fling friendships, and the necessary components of a reciprocal friendship.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, February 28, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Family Court Preparation Q&A

This webinar covers the basics of family court. It discusses different legal documents, common mistakes, and how to handle your own appearance at trial. This is a non-confidential classroom setting, the instructor cannot provide legal advice.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, February 28, 2023 | 9:30 am

Pipeline AZ Info Session

PipelineAZ is a unique job board that allows Fresh Start to actively assist you in your job search efforts. Explore jobs by industry, view projected job openings, compare career pathways and salaries, and learn what skills are necessary to land your dream career. Join us to learn how you can level-up your search for a new job or career using PipelineAZ.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 1, 2023 | 9:30 am

Microsoft Windows Level 2

Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows Level 1. This workshop builds on the skills taught in the Microsoft Windows Level 1 class, introducing you to more advanced features of Windows, including customizing the Start Menu and Task Bar, personalizing your desktop, customizing the File Explorer and performing Windows updates.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 1, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Developing Boundaries

This webinar will help you identify healthy boundaries, the signs of unhealthy boundaries, and the emotional hooks that prevent us from setting boundaries in a relationship. Learn how to say “no”, how to set limits, and steps to improve relationships of all kinds. This is a Foundation Series course.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 1, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Entendiendo y Previniendo la Obesidad con Esperanca

La obesidad es el primer factor de riesgo para muchas enfermedades cronicas. Es importante que creemos consciencia sobre esta, no pensando en el “aspecto fisico” sino en todos los riesgos que represanta para nuestra salud. Le invitamos a que nos acompañe a esta platica sobre el entendiendo y previniendo la obesidad.

  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 1, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Helping Hands for Single Moms Scholarship Information Session

Helping Hands for Single Moms is an external organization offering scholarships to single moms in the community. In this session, they will highlight an IT certificate program through Glendale Community College covered by their scholarship. Additionally, they will explain the added benefits awardees have available to them within the Helping Hands community.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Sat, March 4, 2023 | 11:00 am

Mary Kay Makeup Class

Skin care and makeup application tips and techniques for a professional look whether you have no experience with makeup or you just want a new look. First, you’ll start off with cleanser and moisturizer for a fresh face. Then you’ll learn application tips for your eye color and shape, foundation, cheek and lip color. This is a fun, interactive class to build your confidence and help you look your best!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, March 6, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Preparing & Presenting Your Family Court Case with Community Legal Services

A Community Legal Services (CLS) attorney will teach you how to prepare and present your case in court and provide information, resources, and helpful tips about Arizona Family Court processes—from filing your Petition or Response through successfully representing yourself in trial. The CLS attorney will address questions from webinar participants at the end of the presentation. This is a non-confidential classroom setting, and the instructor cannot provide legal advice.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, March 6, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Stress Relief

This live webinar will help you understand stress and learn tools for how to manage the impacts of stress from day-to-day.

This is a Foundation Series course.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, March 6, 2023 | 9:30 pm

WIOA/Route to Relief Info Session

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and Route to Relief are comprehensive workforce development initiatives designed to help job seekers gain the education needed to secure employment. Join us to learn about these available educational funding opportunities and the supplemental employment and supportive services these programs offer. You will also learn about the eligibility requirements, application process, and expectations involved. This could be your first step to a new career!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, March 6, 2023 | 9:30 am

Gaining Control, Divorce Changes Everything

Discover how to gain control by understanding the key factors of divorce. Learn the critical components of divorce: Asset Division, Child Support & Spousal Maintenance. Gain answers to your questions surrounding the financial aspects of divorce to build confidence during this difficult transition.

This presentation will cover all of the basic information regarding fair housing, as well as offer an easy forum to answer any and all of your housing questions! This class is great for everyone; tenants, housing providers, and advocates.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 7, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Google Sheets Series: Level 1

his series introduces you to the spreadsheet application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows Level 1. Get started learning the basics!

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 1
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 7, 2023 | 9:30 am

Google Slides Series: Level 1

This series introduces you to the slideshow application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows Level 1. Get started learning the basics!

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 1
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 8, 2023 | 9:30 am

Google Slides Series: Level 2

This series introduces you to the slideshow application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Level 1 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, January 11, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Second Wednesday Each Month

Bi-Visible Support Group

Join our monthly group for female identifying, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, bi+ individuals who want to be in a space where our visibility goes beyond stereotypes. Together, we will create connection, validation, and support! Come celebrate yourself with us!

Program:Support Groups
  • English
  • Level 2
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Understanding & Preventing Obesity with Esperanca

Obesity is the first risk factor for many chronic diseases. It is important that we create awareness about it, not thinking about the “physical aspect” but about all the risks it represents for our health. We invite you to join us for this talk about understanding and preventing obesity.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 8, 2023 | 9:00 am

Career Empowerment Series

Join us for a three-day intensive learning experience centered around identifying, researching and preparing for a new career. From what career might best fit your personality, to what careers offer a promising future, to how you can get the training and certifications needed to pursue a particular career, we’ll cover it all. We also cover the more fundamental pieces of switching careers, such as preparing a resume and how to put your best foot forward in an interview. This registers you for all 3 days.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, January 11, 2023 | 9:30 am

Second Wednesday Each Month

Managing Reintegration Today (MRT) Support Group

This is an open support group. Join this safe and confidential space to discuss those matters surrounding reintegration into the community. Learn how to navigate day to day challenges, how to have a conversation about your charge, work on rebuilding and establishing healthy relationships, and find support amongst others like you. Based upon the concepts and strategies of Moral Recognition Therapy, an evidenced based program for those coming out of incarceration.

Program:Support Groups
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 10:00 am

Second Thursday of Each Month

Healing Touch

Learn some of the basic techniques and terminology used in healing touch and how you can use these in your daily life.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, March 10, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Basics on Health & Wellness Series: Healthy Moms, Healthy Kids – Basics of Physical Health for the Whole Family

This series will walk you through the first steps on creating a healthy lifestyle for you and your loved ones. Attend all three workshops in the series and receive a Sprout’s gift card!

Helping your kids and family members make healthier choices can be tricky. This workshop will guide you through easy steps to get your family to enjoy more nutritious meals and more movement in their day.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, March 10, 2023 | 9:30 am

Making Academic Achievement Accessible with AAA Scholarship Foundation

Join us to learn about scholarship opportunities available for K-12 students for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. We will go over eligibility requirements and the application process.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, March 10, 2023 | 9:30 am

Making Academic Achievement Accessible with AAA Scholarship Foundation

Join us to learn about scholarship opportunities available for K-12 students for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. We will go over eligibility requirements and the application process.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, March 13, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Google Sheets Series: Level 2

This series introduces you to the spreadsheet application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Level 1 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 14, 2023 | 9:30 am

Microsoft Excel Series: Level 1

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft Excel. Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows Level 1. From creating a workbook and entering data to formatting your spreadsheet and using formulas and AutoSum, you will see how this powerful tool can help you both professionally and personally of productivity tools.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 1
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 14, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Trabajando en un Mundo Virtual

¿Qué significa trabajar virtualmente? En este seminario web, hablaremos sobre las videoconferencias, la colaboración y el intercambio de archivos, así como también la etiqueta en línea y cómo encontrarnos bien en las reuniones de video y las entrevistas de video de trabajo.

Pillar:Careers
  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 14, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Assertive Communication

Assertive communication is the ability to speak and act in ways that naturally cause people to respond attentively and positively. Join this webinar and learn how to assert yourself in your professional and personal life. This is a Foundation Series course.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 14, 2023 | 9:30 am

Braving Your World

This workshop focuses on the topic of “the quest for true belonging.” Modeled after the book by Brene’ Brown, “Braving the Wilderness,” we will explore the elements of worth, bravery, and trust and how to form a connection of “self-belonging.” Come join in this powerful discussion and learn ways to incorporate how to believe in and belong to, yourself!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 14, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Resume Day

Looking for a tune up on your resume? During this interactive workshop, an experienced professional will review participant resumes in real time, offering suggestions on how to improve its appearance and effectiveness. Keep in mind, your resume will be reviewed on screen, but this is a no-judgement zone. Just helpful tips and some great discussion thrown in. To participate, register & send your resume to [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 15, 2023 | 9:30 am

Microsoft Excel Series: Level 2

Level 1 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features. You’ll learn about the Average, Min and Max Functions, as well as building and formatting charts. We also go over page formatting features including headers/footers, page breaks and print titles.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 15, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Emotional Intelligence Part 1

How are emotions affecting your relationships? Discuss your abilities to recognize behaviors, moods, and impulses, and manage them in a positive way in order to communicate effectively, empathize with others, manage stress, overcome challenging situations and defuse conflict. We will focus on skills to cope with your emotions and the emotions of others when there is tension and conflict.

  • English
  • Level 1
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 15, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Protejase Cuidado con las Estafas, el Robo de Identidad y el Fraude con Take Charge America

Proteger su identidad y su crédito es muy importante en el mundo de la actualidad. El enfoque de esta presentación es entender los tipos comunes de las estafas, el robo de identidad y el fraude, cómo le pueden afectar a usted, cómo protegerse, y qué hacer si es víctima de robo de identidad o de una estafa. 

  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 15, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Adult Learning

Are you looking for a new career opportunity? The Education Team at Fresh Start strives to provide educational opportunities that lead women into a self-sustaining career. If you’re looking to get into the trades, develop your project management skills, or start up your small business, we’ve got you covered. Join our information session to learn more about the educational opportunities that await you at Fresh Start.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, March 17, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Business Management: Financial Basics with Wells Fargo Series – Art of the Pitch

A good pitch is more of an art than a science, and when done well, it can make your business easier and more successful. Join us to learn how to structure your pitch to fit the right situation and how to incorporate the relevant information for your audience.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, March 17, 2023 | 9:30 am

Mock Interviews

Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Come to this interactive mock interview session where you can practice in a safe, non-judgmental space. You’ll receive tips from professionals with years of recruiting and hiring experience. It is helpful to come with an idea of a job you will be interviewing for as it makes the experience more realistic. If you have a job description, bring it too.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, March 20, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Habilidades Basicos Computacionales y Herramientas de Google

¿Sabía usted que Google es más que sólo una de herramienta de búsqueda del Internet? Obtenga más información acerca de la potente herramienta de búsqueda de Internet de Google, así como de todas las aplicaciones de Google, como el correo electrónico, los mapas, la creación de documentos, las hojas de cálculo y las presentaciones de diapositivas, blogs y edición de imágenes

Pillar:Careers
  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, March 20, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Obtaining an Arizona Protective Order with Community Legal Services

This workshop is presented by a Community Legal Services (CLS) Lead Family Law & Victims’ Attorney, who will present an overview of the Arizona laws and rules that govern Protective Orders (Orders of Protection, Injunctions Against Harassment, & Injunctions against Workplace Harassment), the process and issuance of protective orders, and contested hearings in Arizona. The CLS attorney will address questions from webinar participants at the end of the presentation. This is a nonconfidential classroom setting, and the instructors cannot provide legal advice.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 21, 2023 | 9:30 am

Microsoft Excel Series: Level 3

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft Excel.

Level 1 & 2 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 3
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 21, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Dreambuilder Info Session

Are you interested in starting your own business but you don’t know where to begin? Join us for an introduction to this unique online business skills training and certification course available for free!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 22, 2023 | 9:30 am

Microsoft Excel Series: Level 4

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft Excel.

Level 1, 2 & 3 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous classes, including Pivot Tables, VLookup and CountIf, Custom Lists, and more.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 4
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 22, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Emotional Intelligence Part 2

Ready to take what you learned in Part One and deepen your learning? In this course we will provide you with hands-on exercises and techniques to manage your emotions and to make better decisions. It is strongly encouraged that you attend Part One prior to attending Part Two.

  • English
  • Level 2
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, March 23, 2023 | 9:30 am

Open Computer Lab

You must have completed Windows Level 1 to access this offering. Open Lab hours are an opportunity for you to work on your resume, job search or other activity requiring the use of a computer. Open Lab is not an opportunity to learn how to use a computer and computers may not be used for recreational purposes such as watching videos or movies (unless educational in nature). *Open 2.5 hours

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, March 23, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Invest in Your Future: Retirement Prep with Take Charge America

Learn about the types of retirement plans available, how to get started and the importance of starting now. Also discussed is the power of compounding interest and the difference between savings and investing. We will wrap up with ways to decrease money going out and increase money coming in and how events can derail retirement plans.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, March 23, 2023 | 5:45 pm

WIOA/Route to Relief Info Session

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and Route to Relief are comprehensive workforce development initiatives designed to help job seekers gain the education needed to secure employment. Join us to learn about these available educational funding opportunities and the supplemental employment and supportive services these programs offer. You will also learn about the eligibility requirements, application process, and expectations involved. This could be your first step to a new career!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Fri, January 27, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Fourth Friday Each Month

Basics on Health & Wellness Series: One-on-One Health Coaching

Meet one-on-one with a certified Health Coach for a 30-minute session to discuss your health and wellness goals and gain resources, education, and support specific to your health-related behavior change needs.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Sat, January 7, 2023 | 9:30 am

Sábados: Enero – Marzo

Al-Anon

Al-Anon es un grupo compuesto de parientes y amigos de personas que sufren de alcoholismo, en el cual comparten sus experiencias, fortaleza y esperanza. Nos reunimos para aprender una mejor forma de vida y encontrar la felicidad ya sea que el alcohólico siga bebiendo o no. Tome un momento para preguntarse: “Se preocupa cuanto bebe otra persona?”

Program:Support Groups
  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Mon, February 27, 2023 | 9:30 am

Every Monday: Feb 27 – Mar 27

Conversation, Coffee, & Consent

This is a chance to share a cup of coffee with a group of women while discussing how consent shows up in different aspects of your life and how to navigate it.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 28, 2023 | 9:30 am

Open Computer Lab

You must have completed Windows Level 1 to access this offering. Open Lab hours are an opportunity for you to work on your resume, job search or other activity requiring the use of a computer. Open Lab is not an opportunity to learn how to use a computer and computers may not be used for recreational purposes such as watching videos or movies (unless educational in nature). *Open 2.5 hours

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 28, 2023 | 9:30 am

Spend Smart, Saving Success with Take Charge America

Participants learn smart spending strategies, how to save on the big budget spending categories, how to spend smart and still have fun, and when it’s smart to pay more. Participants will also learn the principles of saving, various types of savings needed, methods for increasing available money to save and techniques for developing the saving habit.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, March 28, 2023 | 5:45 pm

Family Court Preparation Q&A

This webinar covers the basics of family court. It discusses different legal documents, common mistakes, and how to handle your own appearance at trial. This is a non-confidential classroom setting, the instructor cannot provide legal advice.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, January 3, 2023 | 9:30 am

Tuesdays: Jan – Mar

Healing Journey Support Group with JFCS

Join this safe, confidential, & casual group to share your experiences, learn from others, & receive emotional support as you work through the effects of domestic violence. This group teaches the effects of abuse on the victim & her children, how to create trusting, caring relationships, & how to cultivate personal growth.

Program:Support Groups
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 29, 2023 | 9:30 am

Google Sheets Series: Level 3

This series introduces you to the spreadsheet application offered as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools. Levels 1 & 2 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous classes.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 3
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, February 1, 2023 | 11:30 am

Wednesdays, every other week

Co-dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

Co-dependent Anonymous (CoDA) is a support group focused on developing healthy and loving relationships. CoDA gathers biweekly to support and share lessons learned on the journey to self-discovery and learning to love one’s self—all while becoming increasingly honest with about our personal histories and own codependent behaviors.

Program:Support Groups
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, January 4, 2023 | 9:30 am

Miercoles: Enero – Marzo

Camino de Sanacion con JFCS

Se parte de este grupo de apoyo que es seguro, confidencial y casual, donde podras compartir tus experiencias, aprender de otras mujeres y recivir apoyo emocional, por el cual podras trabajar en los efectos de la violencia domestica. Este grupo enseña los efectos del abuso en la víctima y sus hijos, incluyendo cómo crear relaciones de confianza y cariño, y cómo cultivar el crecimiento personal. JFCS requiere el uso de máscaras durante el grupo. Fresh Start tendrá máscaras en el lugar si es necesario.

Program:Support Groups
  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Wed, March 29, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Building Your Financial Future with Bank of America

Learn ways to build assets, including buying a car and getting training and education.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, March 30, 2023 | 9:30 am

Applying for Scholarships with the Arizona Community Foundation

We will review proven strategies to applying for scholarships, share tips for great scholarship essays and dispel common scholarship myths. Invest in your future!

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • In-person
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Sat, March 4, 2023 | 11:30 am

Month-long program

Personal Empowerment Series

A month-long program focused on building a cohort of women seeking to become leaders in their lives. We focus on finding purpose, identifying strengths, boundaries, holistic well-being, networking, and much more. You are registering for the kickoff Saturday that will take place in person at Fresh Start. Weekly virtual webinars will take place the following 4 Wednesdays and a close-out session will be held in person at Fresh Start on the following Saturday.

Contact Kelli Brown at [email protected] with questions.

  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Hybrid
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, January 3, 2023

Online & self-paced

Microsoft Windows Level 1

This entry-level workshop introduces you to the Windows Operating System. You’ll learn about the different components of the desktop, how to open, resize, move and close individual windows.  You’ll also be introduced to the File Explorer where we create folders, move and copy folders to a thumb drive, and delete, restore, and then permanently delete files and folders

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 1
  • Online & Self-paced
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, January 3, 2023

Online & self-paced

Microsoft Excel Series: Level 1

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft Excel. Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows Level 1. From creating a workbook and entering data to formatting your spreadsheet and using formulas and AutoSum, you will see how this powerful tool can help you both professionally and personally of productivity tools.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 1
  • Online & Self-paced
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, January 3, 2023

Online & self-paced

Microsoft Excel Series: Level 2

Level 1 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features. You’ll learn about the Average, Min and Max Functions, as well as building and formatting charts. We also go over page formatting features including headers/footers, page breaks and print titles.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • Online & Self-paced
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, January 3, 2023

Online & self-paced

Microsoft Powerpoint Series: Level 1

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint. Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows Level 1. We begin by creating a presentation and assigning a design theme. We follow that up with manually formatting the text, inserting new slides and manipulating text and slides using Cut, Copy and Paste. We then cover Find & Replace and the Spell Check feature before running our Slideshow.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 1
  • Online & Self-paced
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, January 3, 2023

Online & self-paced

Microsoft Powerpoint Series: Level 2

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint. Level 1 required. Build on the skills you learned in the previous class along with advanced features. In this class we’ll work in different views, insert and format pictures and shapes and learn to animate and automate our slideshows.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • Online & Self-paced
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, January 3, 2023

On demand e-learning course: self-paced

Orientacion Colaborativa Sobre Finanzas

¿Confundida por las finanzas? Insegura en cómo mejorar su futuro financiero o por dónde empezar? Nuestra especialista en finanzas puede ayudarle a eliminar el misterio y los mitos de las finanzas. Ella le guiará a través del proceso de identificar sus objetivos financieros y con la creación de un plan de acción para alcanzarlos.

  • Spanish
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Online & self-paced

Interviewing to Get the Job

In this course, you’ll learn how to put your best foot forward in a job interview. We’ll cover some common interview questions and talk about dressing for the job you want, body language, and tone of voice. We’ll also go over the importance of listening and the power of appreciation.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Online & Self-paced
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Tue, January 3, 2023

Dates & times vary. Use link to schedule.

Career Advising

Let our Career Service professionals walk with you on your career exploration journey. From behavioral and aptitude assessments to labor market research, we can help you identify career options that match your natural skills, interests, and personality. We can also assist you in your job search or in applying for WIOA funding to upskill or reskill to a new career.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Not applicable
  • Virtual
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
Thu, February 2, 2023

Online & self-paced

Microsoft Word Series: Level 2

This series introduces you to the features and functions of Microsoft Word.

Level 1 required. You’ll learn to insert dates that automatically update when a document is opened, apply borders to paragraphs and pages, and apply before and after spacing to your paragraphs. We also share how to set tabs and paragraph indents as well as create tables. Lastly, we create headers and footers to create a polished document.

Pillar:Careers
  • English
  • Level 2
  • Online & Self-paced
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening