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Career Connectors partners with Scottsdale charity


SCOTTSDALE – Valley nonprofit Career Connectors distributed over $2,500 in gift cards to families in need at its recent Scottsdale networking event. The Fry's gift cards were donated by Highlands Hope Initiative, a charity connected with Highlands Church where Career Connectors holds monthly meetings.

Highlands Hope is dedicated to helping families with job assistance, as well as meeting essential need. With similar goals and missions, Highlands Hope and Career Connectors partnered together and awarded gift cards to 47 attendees whose families were in immediate need. Highlands Hope is headed by Cheryl Price and Stephanie Mapp, who have collaborated with Career Connectors in the past. 

“I’m honored to partner with Highlands Hope through Highlands Church in Scottsdale. We’ve been working with them for almost two years, and they have been highly supportive of every single person who walks in the door,” said Career Connectors founder Jessica Pierce. 

Since its launch in July 2009, Career Connectors has organized 281 events with over 300 featured employers, serving a cumulative 20,000 meeting attendees.

“When people are in job search, they are vulnerable and need resources to move forward. Highlands not only provides those place for these resources, they have gone above and beyond through the Highlands Hope initiative,” said Pierce.

For more information on Highlands Hope visit, or call (480) 348-9191. The next Career Connectors meeting will be held Thursday, July 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, in Scottsdale.