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50 + Encore Programs


The City of Tempe, the City of Tempe Public Relations Coalition, Tempe Connections, Tempe Experience Corp and AARP Arizona  in partnership with Rio Salado College, are primary supporters of the MetLife/Civic Ventures Community College Encore Career Grant that assists in providing opportunities for 50+ adults to re-career as teachers within the PreK – 12 education system.
These organizations recognize the value of knowledge and education and are committed to assisting Rio Salado in outreach/recruitment and marketing of Rio’s assessable, affordable, and high quality teacher certification pathways. These pathways are designed for adults of diverse backgrounds who are motivated to attain teaching credentials and inspired to make a positive difference in young lives and the communities they serve.

Tempe Connections

Experience Corps