(Phoenix, AZ) – A New Leaf and Arizona Women’s Education and Employment today announced that A New Leaf will make AWEE part of its organization as a key community program. AWEE is one of Central Arizona’s leading providers of workforce development and employment assistance.
Under the terms of the agreement, AWEE will operate as an affiliate subsidiary organization of A New Leaf with its own 501(c)(3) status. The combination will enhance the operation and sustainability of AWEE into the future and will expand the footprint and services of A New Leaf across the Valley. Both share a heritage of championing those in need and offering vulnerable individuals a pathway to independence. The synergies in missions and programs make the addition of AWEE into A New Leaf’s organization a natural fit.
“We are thrilled that AWEE will be a critical part of our life-saving programs,” said Brad Snyder, chair of the board for A New Leaf. “We are united in advocating and supporting individuals and families in their path to upward mobility. The positive results of AWEE’s community services and anti-poverty efforts are a testament to AWEE’s culture of service – its dedicated leadership, committed staff and generous supporters. Together, we are undertaking an exciting new chapter.”
The addition of AWEE will bring a history of program excellence and a robust business network to A New Leaf’s operational success and fundraising capabilities, ensuring a sustained path to the future.
“AWEE’s affiliation with A New Leaf marks a bold new direction for our organization,” said Carol Campbell, AWEE’s board chair. “We are delighted that by joining forces with A New Leaf, whose mission and vision are so well aligned with AWEE’s we can expand our reach and strengthen our programs.”
AWEE makes it possible for generous people in the community to help women and men overcome obstacles and get better jobs, creating better tomorrows for themselves, their families and the community. Because of AWEE’s long-term partnerships with Arizona’s top employers, AWEE clients are able to connect and find jobs with our state’s best organizations. Since 1981, AWEE has helped transform the lives of more than 200,000 individuals. Some of AWEE’s best known programs are CLASS: Career Ladders Achieving Success and Security, Women Living Free, BankWork$, Women’s Business Center and SheLEADS.