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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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ADULT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Countless families and individuals across the Valley face immense obstacles in education, from early childhood education to college. These challenges often follow these individuals throughout their life, impacting their participation in college, their career choices, and more. We believe in helping those seeking to further their education, no matter their age or current level of attainment.

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of Arizona children never go to preschool

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of Arizonans do not graduate high school

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of Arizonans do not have a college degree

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62%of Arizona children never go to preschool

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22%of Arizonans do not graduate high school

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58%of Arizonans do not have a college degree

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early childhood education

Serving children 6 weeks to 5 years of age, early childhood education programming focuses on each child’s unique characteristics, developmental needs, and interests to support their growth and development during the most important years in a child’s development.

Phoenix Day Janis Merrill Education Center

The Phoenix Day Janis Merrill Education Center provides comprehensive early childhood education to children aged 0-5, giving them a foundation for lifelong learning and healthy living.

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after school programs

Many children across the Valley experience behavioral challenges that disrupt their lives at home, in school, and in the community. Through multiple after-school programs, A New Leaf offers children and youth a chance to learn healthy behaviors and catch up in school.

East Valley After School Program

A New Leaf’s East Valley After School and Summer Program is a safe space for children to learn positive coping skills and move past challenges related to behavioral health.

La Mesita After School Program

A New Leaf’s La Mesita After School Program provides children with the support they need to succeed academically and personally. This program is designed to give parents staying in the La Mesita apartments access to affordable childcare.

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adult educational opportunities

A New Leaf believes that education is the key out of homelessness and poverty. Through a variety of programs, we help adults achieve their educational goals, providing them with the professional and technical skills they need to move up in the workplace.

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Assets to Opportunity

The Assets to Opportunity (ATO) program offers 8:1 matched savings for education, 3:1 matched savings for small business, and financial literacy workshops.

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MesaCAN

MesaCAN offers ACT, SAT, and PSAT preparation courses. Classes are also available to help students prepare for their GED, enroll in college, and secure financial assistance.

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Workforce Services

A New Leaf helps those looking to rejoin the workforce or advance their careers by assisting with building a resume, helping establish references, and finding employers willing to help them to grow and succeed.

families forever changed

Angel

Angel, her sister, and her two brothers all participated in La Mesita’s Summer Program. Near the end of the summer several of the older kids participated in the Peace Poetry contest and three girls, including Angel, were selected as winners. Angel’s poetry illustrated...
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Melinda

Without the resources that A New Leaf was able to provide, I don’t know where I would be today. I don’t know where my daughter would be today,” says Melinda.
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Angel

Angel, her sister, and her two brothers all participated in La Mesita’s Summer Program. Near the end of the summer several of the older kids participated in the Peace Poetry contest and three girls, including Angel, were selected as winners. Angel’s poetry illustrated...
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Melinda

Without the resources that A New Leaf was able to provide, I don’t know where I would be today. I don’t know where my daughter would be today,” says Melinda.

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