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Sueños Program

Funded by the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County

Sueños helps teenagers and young adults (ages 16 to 24) develop workplace skills that will prepare them to enter and thrive in an increasingly competitive labor market. Sueños is a Santa Cruz County Office of Education (SCCOE) program funded by the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County – Workforce – WIOA.

Dr. Faris Sabbah
Dr. Faris Sabbah
Superintendent
Michael Paynter
Director, Student Support Services
(831) 466-5729
Nohemi Macias
Senior Community Organizer
(831) 466-5710

Our Mission

The Sueños Program mission is to invest in our future workforce by providing youth with support services and opportunities to:

  • Assists with the development of skills to succeed in a competitive workforce and become leaders in their communities
  • Reach academic and career goals
  • Prepare for and succeed in employment

Our Goals

Sueños provides our youth with a supportive learning environment, encourages them to set attainable career goals, connects them to community resources, and helps them establish valuable and lasting relationships. To accomplish this, Sueños has developed a range of program components that:

  • Develop students’ communication skills
  • Provide youth with opportunities beyond the classroom to further explore career options
  • Encourage students to share their experiences with their families and friends
  • Innovate and individualize the learning experience
  • Give students a competitive edge in the job market
  • Collaborate with community partners to establish mentoring and guidance for youth
  •  Achieving Competency in the Following:
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Occupational Safety
    • Basic Math and Reading Ability
    • Customer Service Skills
    • Work Ethics
    • Personal Skills and Work Habits

In short, Sueños is committed to delivering services to eligible youth in Santa Cruz County and help bring their dreams (sueños) to fruition.

Sueños Forms

WIOA Pre-Screening Application

Related Sueños Information

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Sueños Program Participants Visit the San Francisco Exploratorium

Sueños Program participants and staff recently spent an exciting day visiting the Exploratorium on Pier 15 in San Francisco!

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