Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

518 S 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2506
United States

Geolocation Field
33.4424049, -112.0702265
Phone Number
(602) 254-5921
Fax Number
(602) 322-7071
Location Description

Phoenix Job Corps Center is located on a 9-acre campus in Phoenix, Arizona, just a short drive from the Arizona Diamondbacks’ baseball stadium.

Center History

The Phoenix Job Corps Center is located in the historic Momsen Dunnegan Ryan Company Warehouse, a structure that was built in the 1920s as an El Paso, Texas, hardware retailer’s warehouse. It opened as the first “mini” Job Corps center in 1969, one of 30 meant to absorb Corpsmen attending centers shut down during the Nixon administration.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 132 male students and 97 female students in two dorms apiece. Residential students live with up to five roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs
  • bathrooms and showers

Independent-living dorms are available to students who qualify. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Walker Evans.Jr
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Anti-Bullying Committee
Diversity Committee
<p>The Diversity Club's purpose is to promote diversity and equality regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, or religion. We are committed to achieving this standard among all individuals within the center's community, including teachers, students, staff, and administration. Our goal is to provide a safe environment to have honest and sometimes tough discussions about ethnic, cultural, and societal issues in American society.</p>
Food Service Committee
<p>Job Corps Food Committee provides a forum for students to offer suggestions for menu planning and dining room operations. Job Corps boasts a diverse population, making diverse and authentic cuisine a necessity on most centers. Therefore, a diverse group of students who wish to express their views and those of their peers can make a positive impact on any center's food service program through participation in a food service committee.</p>
Recreation Committee
<p>Student input is a critical part of our recreation program. Each dorm has representatives on the Recreation Committee where students are encouraged to submit ideas for new and different activities.</p>
Residential Committee
Rules and Regulations Committee
Wellness Committee
<p>In the past, we have worked under the idea that exercise happens in recreation, nutrition happens in the cafeteria, and health education happens in wellness. It’s time to change that way of thinking. Health happens everywhere—in dorms, in the classroom, even on field trips.</p> <p>The Wellness Committee is made up of students who are dedicated to promoting this idea and to building a culture at the center that embraces wellness, healthy eating, and physical activity in everything we do. This means teaching fellow students new and easy ways to integrate healthy living throughout the day and making healthy eating and exercise a fun part of center culture.</p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Phoenix Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Association for the Blind—convention support</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation</li> <li>Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)</li> <li>Phoenix Hope Center</li> <li>Phoenix Rescue Mission</li> <li>St. Mary’s Food Bank</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
HSE/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Phoenix Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Phoenix can enroll in our HSE program.</p>
English Language Learning Program
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Tutors and academic support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
<p>The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program gives students the opportunity to receive advanced education/technical training. Students in the ACT program may participate in other Job Corps center programs such as the Transportation Communications Union (TCU), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or A+ Training. </p> <p>To qualify for the ACT program, a student must:</p> <ul> <li>Be enrolled 180 days in Job Corps with good attendance</li> <li>Have completed a career technical training program</li> <li>Have a HSE or high school diploma</li> </ul> <p>Benefits of the College Program include:</p> <ul> <li>Academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>Paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>Housing and recreation</li> <li>Meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>Transportation to and from college of choice</li> </ul> <p>This program is offered through a partnership with The Maricopa Community College District, which includes 10 colleges, two skill centers, and numerous education centers.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to five students in each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.