Pathways Program for Single Moms | Northern Arizona

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Learn the skills to work in a fast growing field.


Earn a certificate in just one year for fast growing careers that pay self-sufficient wages.


Enrollment in the Pathways Program includes:

  • Paid tuition for a certificate in technical education
  • Quality-First/kindergarten-ready childcare
  • Stipend with active program participation*
  • Flex funds
  • Wraparound services (coaching, planning and community resource support)

Spots are Limited; Apply Today!

For more information about the Pathways Program, contact:

Ali Tenney, Kat Mulvey, or Ryan Hughes

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Pathways Program for Single Moms Overview

Arizona has among the highest number of nonprofit organizations per capita in the entire nation, yet at least 500,000 mothers and their families are living on the margins. Many women are interested in going back to school to get into a career track that provides a living wage. However, low wages, rising tuition costs, and child care challenges often provide a barrier to success.

To address these challenges, Coconino Community College, in partnership with the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA), has created a pilot program of wraparound support for single mothers that helps them get certifications for careers with worthy wages, to break the cycle of poverty for women and their families.


In addition to assisting in navigating the enrollment process, the program provides for up to 100% of tuition and childcare expenses for children ages 0-15 years old, as well as a stipend for living expenses and support for accessing community and workforce resources for the duration of the program.

The Pathways Program for Single Moms program enables single mothers to earn a credit-bearing Career & Technical Education (CTE) certificate, preparing them for careers in growing fields that pay a sustainable wage and the opportunity to advance. 

Moms who are also eligible for childcare with children aged 0-5 years old will receive support applying to  the First Things First-Quality First scholarship. Other childcare resources are available for children aged 5-15 years old. 


Benefits of Pathways Program for Single Moms 

  • Paid Tuition for certificate in select technical education programs
  • Quality-First/Kindergarten-ready Childcare Scholarship(s) and other childcare resources
  • A monthly stipend with active program participation ($1500/mo. after verified attendance for the preceding month)
  • A completion incentive of up to $1000 upon credential attainment and/or $500 transition to training related employment
  • Flex Funds (up to $2000)
  • Wraparound services (coaching, planning, parenting and community resource support)


Support services offered in partnership with local community partners:

  • Career Services (coaching and planning)
  • Networking opportunities with local industry leaders through Coconino Community College
  • Navigation of Social Assistance Agencies.


Eligibility of the Pathways Program for Single Moms

  • Identify as a single mom
  • Complete Pathways application and supporting documentation 
  • Complete One-on-One intake interview with a Pathways for Single Moms Program Coordinator 
  • Complete Community College application requirements (provided following intake interview)
  • Choose an eligible certificate program in a technical field from the options below
  • Complete childcare scholarship voucher (if applicable)


Which Certificates Can I Receive?


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Get Started Today!


Let’s get started!

Here are your next steps!



Does Pathways for Single Moms sound like a program you’re interested in? Your first step is filling out the PFSM-application above! We’re here to walk you through your next steps. The application will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.


Once your application is received, we will review and contact you for next steps which include a brief conversation about your goals and the enrollment process at Coconino Community College.

Enroll at CCC

After you complete the initial steps, we will introduce you to your Coconino Community College student advisor who will walk you through the CCC and show you where you register for classes. 


Pathways for Single Moms removes obstacles women face when getting their education. This program covers tuition, childcare and other support to help with your expenses while getting a direct-to-employment certificate. Courses begin this spring!



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