The Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI)
The SWFI program is designed to help parents (of children under 13) to receive a certificate from the Community College of Aurora or the Community College of Denver in high-demand industries (Healthcare, Information Technology & Advanced Manufacturing).
Holistic support is provided to overcome common barriers to returning to school (including support with finding childcare or other child services) as well as support in securing a job after the certificate is received.
This specific project ends in June 2020 through current funding from the Department of Labor. The SWFI leaders are working to sustain the components of the successes of this project within the College systems.