assests to

opportunity

building a better tomorrow

making saving possible

Without a college degree, stable, well-paying jobs are much more difficult to find. This can keep families, and entire communities, trapped in a cycle of poverty.
A New Leaf’s Assets to Opportunity (ATO) program is a matched savings program. People of low to moderate means can build assets towards post-secondary education or developing their small business. Located within A New Leaf’s Mesa Community Action Network (MesaCAN), ATO collaborates with community partners to ease the burden of rising college costs.
Students can attend at any accredited community college, university, or trade school in Arizona. Small business owners can receive funds for necessary items and/or services they need in order to have a successful business.
By investing in education and small business in our community, A New Leaf is opening up new pathways for individuals across the Valley.

8:1 matched savings for education

3:1 matched savings for small business

financial literacy workshops

eligibility

education

  • Income at or below 200% of federal poverty line
  • Have earned income
  • 16 years or older
  • Resident of Arizona
  • Commit to saving $500 and saving for at least 3 months
  • Commit to making $30 deposits twice per month
  • Complete financial wellness workshops
  • Complete all other program requirements

small business

  • Income at or below 200% of federal poverty line
  • Have earned income
  • 18 years or older
  • Resident of Arizona
  • Must be in the process of starting or expanding a business
  • Commit to saving $1000 and saving for at least 3 months
  • Commit to making $30 deposits twice per month
  • Complete financial wellness workshops
  • Complete all other program requirements
Questions about eligibility? Email Genesis at gdorame@turnanewleaf.org.

location

635 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

635 East Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85204

hours

monday – friday: 8am-4:30pm

phone

(480) 833-9200

email

gdorame@turnanewleaf.org

communities forever changed

Abraham

This savings program allows me to actually do my best in school, instead of barely getting by. It gives me a fair playing field compared to those that are able to quickly succeed because they have no other responsibilities.”Abraham has always been a hard worker. In...

Abraham

This savings program allows me to actually do my best in school, instead of barely getting by. It gives me a fair playing field compared to those that are able to quickly succeed because they have no other responsibilities.”Abraham has always been a hard worker. In...

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Genesis Dorame

Program Supervisor

(480) 833-9200 x 3415

gdorame@turnanewleaf.org

Eva Felix
Director of Community Services
(480) 833-9200 x3404
evfelix@turnanewleaf.org