Workability – A UCP of Southern Arizona Employment program  

WorkAbility is an individualized and supportive employment program owned and operated by UCP of Southern Arizona (UCPSA) a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and preparing people with disabilities for competitive, integrated, and sustainable work opportunities in southern Arizona.

 

WorkAbility continues to offer most of their employment services virtually, due to COVID 19. Please inquire for more information workability@ucpsa.org 

Starting Line For Employment Sessions

  • Spring 2021 session begins on January 7, 2021
  • If you are interested in attending any of our Starting Line For Employment sessions, contact: Brande Kitzberger at bkitzberger@ucpsa.org
  • Stay tuned for our virtual orientations set for a couple of dates in December 2020 for Spring and March 2021 for Summer — Stay tuned for the dates…

Up coming Events

Twice per year, WorkAbility students participate in the Entrepreneurship week. They create a product, research, create a marketing plan, and then sell their wares at the Rillito Heirloom Farmer’s Market!

This experience allows students to practice all of the skills they are learning throughout the semester. We have a gourmet popcorn line that we make as a way to participate in the Farmers market. The popcorn flavors range from Garlic Parmesan to Sriracha Vanilla Honey, made with organic ingredients. Students assist with baking, labeling, and bagging the popcorn.

Stay tuned for our next Farmer’s Market date…

Donate


Donations made to WorkAbility/UCPSA qualify for the Arizona Tax Credit. Donors can receive a tax credit up to $200 for individuals and $400 for couples. The credit is automatic; no special form is needed.

We use donations and grants to fund our technology needs such as computers, software for our computer lab, and products and equipment for our WorkAbility Cafe.

We value our Donors!

 Please visit our donor page by clicking the button below.

Interested in becoming a Job Coach?

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Virtual Services How does it work?

Virtual employment supports have been occurring for years in rural areas across the country.  COVID 19 has encouraged all of us to rethink and be flexible on how we provide job development, coaching, and employment readiness classes and services. 

WorkAbility made the move to remote sessions in early March, 2020. We have found the transition from in person to virtual to be an amazing journey for our staff, job seekers, and students! Be looking for our FAQ page on virtual sessions, soon.

Employer Benefits

Would you like to hire a person with a disability?

WOTC Tax Credit info

Accessing an untapped talent pool

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What does it mean to be a WorkAbility Partner?

  • Access to our Benefits to Hiring and Disability Awareness Training for your management team
  • Have a resource in WorkAbility to answer questions and provide direction for Job Seekers with diverse abilities
  • Access to a talent pool of individuals with diverse abilities and perspectives
  • Advertisement on the WorkAbility website and social media pages
  • Potential to be an internship site for students whom need a “hands on” experience and exposure to what work looks like and how to do tasks that will support your business
  • Potential for an individual(s) to be employed by you
  • Receive supports and resources from our job coaching and development team 

Fill out our partnership form Business Partnership Form. Check out our Partnership page.