The Center for Workforce Development’s primary focus is to help create a highly qualified and well-educated emerging workforce.



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About ACYR

Transforming Lives, Building Futures, Strengthening Communities,
Developing Our Greatest Natural Resource… YOUTH

Since 1976 ACYR has focused on developing our greatest natural resource…youth.  Over the years we have grown and evolved into offering academic, vocational, and employment programs that help individuals discover their potential.   ACYR helps build pathways to success through education, skill building and employment. 


Workforce Development

ACYR’s The Center for Workforce Development’s primary focus is to help create a highly qualified and well-educated emerging workforce.


Excellence High School

ACYR’s Center of Excellence High School (COE) is a fully accredited charter high school that provides education opportunities for youth.


Adult and Community Education

ACYR Adult Education programs support students who dropped out of high school in earning a GED. Programs also offer academic skill improvement.


Learning and Training Opportunities

ACYR strives to find the best learning and training opportunities for youth

Ask yourself if you can answer yes to one of the below, if the answer is yes to one or more of these questions then ACYR is the place for you.
Do you need exposure and experience with applying and interviewing?
Need a part-time job opportunity that is supportive of education…..not just seasonal?
Need a full-time job opportunity?
Need assistance paying for college and/or benefits?
Not highly skilled; Need a job opportunity to learn customer service skills which is needed in every field?
Learn interviewing skills to help overcome/prepare to answer questions regarding offense?
Need and can participate in workshops for additional training?
Need a makeover to be job ready?
Need immigration information for education and employment purpose (what to do to be legal to work)?
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Did you know?

Since our inception, ACYR, has stayed on the cutting edge of preparing the next generation of worker’s by targeting those most in need of opportunity. It has become apparent that youth have an increased challenge with gaining and sustaining employment, leadership confidence and lack of community engagement.

ACYR programs provide opportunity for youth success as demonstrated by our outcomes:

81% successfully gain a diploma, GED and/or completing a degree or gaining certification and
75% gain employment or enter post-secondary education

Contact Us

Contact Information

ACYR 649 N. 6th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003
West Valley Career Center, 1840 N. 95th Avenue, Phoenix
Arizona College, 4425 W. Olive, Glendale

Phone: 602-252-6721

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