Empower UC has hired 24 Navigators who will enroll and work with eligible families to meet their educational and employment goals. Empower UC works to streamline services that are already available, as well as provide new resources, such as milestone payments for meeting goals, financial support to overcome obstacles, and access to resources in the community. Circles USA focuses on creating opportunities for families to form peer relationships as well as linking them to “allies” in the community that provide connections to help them overcome barriers to success.
Additional services include:
- Higher Education Planning and FAFSA Assistance
- Aim High Certification – Soft Skill Development Training
- Ready to Learn – Parental Engagement Opportunities
- Career Planning and Budgeting Strategies
It is important to note that there is a research component to Empower UC (related to the funding we are receiving). There are two (2) levels of services that families can receive that the system determines following the application process. Not all individuals will be immediately eligible to receive all services outlined above.