connect 2 success

A Community for Youth on the Rise

What is Connect 2 Success?

Connect 2 Success is a youth workforce engagement program that supports 18-24 year old South County residents in obtaining training and certification in the skills needed for gainful employment in one years’ time. 

In 2017, San Diego Workforce Partnership reported that 16.5% of young people living in South County San Diego were not enrolled in school and unemployed. The highest youth disconnection rate in the County.  

MAAC believes every youth should have opportunities to reach their economic potential.

Connect 2 Success has been designed to support young adults in their pursuit of an education and family-sustaining employment. Connect 2 Success students are provided with holistic support while they attend school and well beyond graduation.  The program’s supports and services include individualized guidance and counseling, transportation assistance, tutoring services, and connections to employers.    

Our students face many daily challenges, but through Connect 2 Success, they are provided with guided, supportive pathways to life-changing careers and financial success.  

How can Connect 2 Success help me?

Tuition Support

Job opportunities

Books and materials

Food assistance

Mental health services

Motivational support

Case Management

Life skills and money management training


Transportation assistance

Postsecondary and career planning

Resource navigation support

How do I get started?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, authorized to work in the U.S., unemployed or underemployed…
AND committed to:

  1. Finishing high school or have completed high school/GED;
  2. Enrolling in job training;
  3. Working with our staff to set and achieve goals;
  4. Growing through challenges.

You may qualify for the Connect 2 Success Program.
Interested? Need more information?

Possible Career Pathways

Certified Nursing Assistant CNA, Medical Assistant MA, Pharmacy Tech, Dental Assistant, EMT, etc.

Computer Science:
Desktop Publishing, Python, Coding, IT, Digital Media; Web Development; etc.

Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, Auto Tech, etc.

Child Development, Culinary, Security, Finance, Hospitality; Business; etc.

And Many More!

Contact Us

Valerie Hash
Career Pathways Program Manager  

Pedro Estrada
Career Pathways Case Manager

Connect 2 Success Real Stories

“Connect2Success has helped prepare me for a career I truly enjoy, all while I was working towards my high school diploma. I received training in the healthcare career pathway and I’m now working as a certified nursing assistant. I love helping other people, so it’s fulfilling to be able to help people as they recover from illness or injury.”   – Virginia C.

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