SNAP to Success and Job Training

SNAP to Success (formerly Employment First) is an employment and training assistance program. It is available to people in Denver who get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Our SNAP to Success team provides one-on-one support to help you: 

  • Explore career interests and industries
  • Access education and training opportunities (G.E.D., technical programs, college courses, etc.)
  • Develop a resume and interviewing skills
  • Connect with employers and apply for a new job
  • Assist in funding training or job-related costs 

This service is free to Denver County residents who are enrolled in SNAP, or who have a pending SNAP application.

College Student Resources

If you're a college student, we have some quick links and resources specifically for you on our College Student Resource page.

Connect with our SNAP to Success Team

Fill out our SNAP to Success interest form to connect with our SNAP to Success team:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for SNAP to Success’ services?

SNAP to Success offer services to all adult Denver food assistance (SNAP) recipients as well as SNAP applicants. SNAP recipients who are located in other counties are eligible to work with the SNAP Employment & Training Program within their county.

Do I have to receive benefits to get help finding a job?

While access to our SNAP to Success team and services is available only to clients receiving assistance benefits, we're still here to help you on your path to economic security through other programs, services, and partnerships.

The SNAP to Success program is specifically for people who receive food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If you receive SNAP benefits, you will be assigned an SNAP to Success caseworker to help you find the tools and supports to reach your goals, including work experience support, job search tips, help with your resume, interview practice, help completing your GED, and monthly job search support activities.

If you do not qualify for SNAP benefits, reach out to the Office of Economic Development and Opportunity for resources and programs that may be available to you to help you reach your goals.


What kinds of jobs can you help me find?

More than we can count! We work with employers in a variety of different industries, including food service, maintenance, transportation, health care, and construction. New employers attend our job fairs every month. If you’re interested in a specific field or industry, our teams can help you locate opportunities.

I am a college student. Do I qualify for your services?

Denver residents who are also college students and receive or qualify for food assistance (SNAP) are eligible for SNAP to Success’ services.

Visit our College and University Student Resources page for more information about the benefits and services available to students in higher education.

College Student Resources

I need help with training fees, tools, interview clothing or other supportive services. What supportive services does SNAP to Success offer?

SNAP to Success offers a wide variety of supportive services related to employment or training costs. Eligibility for supportive services varies depending upon the funding available, specifics of the request, as well as enrollment and participation on the program. Common supportive services that SNAP to Success assists with include: automotive repairs, background check/licensing fees, transportation assistance, clothing for job interviews or work, course registration fees (CNA, CDL, etc.), tools/equipment for work, GED class/testing fees, and English Language Learning (ESL) courses.

Can you help me get my GED?

Yes, our SNAP to Success team can assist you with completing your GED or getting your high school diploma.

I’m not interested in looking for work at the moment but am interested in training, how can you assist me?

SNAP to Success can absolutely assist those who are interested in training only. We offer career coaching, interest assessments, training navigation, case management and supportive services for those who are pursuing training.

Can you help me with my resume and interviewing?

Yes. Our SNAP to Success team can assist you with identifying your skills and interests, putting together a resume, identifying jobs that you’re interested in, and polishing your interviewing skills.