Assets To Opportunity Program (ATO)
A New Leaf's Assets To Opportunity Program (ATO)
The cost for college is alarming. For members of the community from low income households, who often don't have financial and educational resources at their disposable, the cost of college can be a deterrent from pursuing career goals and dreams.
A New Leaf's Assets to Opportunity Program (ATO) is a matched saving program that enables members of our communities from low to moderate income households to achieve a college degree. ATO matches each dollar a student saves, incentivizing students to invest in their education, while making college affordable.
Attaining a Higher Education
In partnership with MesaCAN, A New Leaf's ATO Program allows it's participants to attend any of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges in our state. The ATO Program is a 8:1 matched funding program; for every $1 a participant saves, A New Leaf matches $8.
Program requirements and eligibility need to be fulfilled in order to participate in the ATO program.
Taking the First Steps Towards A College Dream
An eligible candidate for ATO has an income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line and a net worth below $10,000 in assets. Candidates must have an earned income and must be 16 years of age or older. Program eligibility requires candidates to complete financial wellness workshops, to save for a period no less than 6 months, and at a minimum rate of $25 per month.
To learn and enroll in the ATO Program, please contact: