individual development account

investing in a brighter future

making education affordable

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 Individual Development Account (IDA) is a matched savings program, matching each dollar a student saves. In partnership with MesaCAN, IDA allows participants to attend any of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges and matches every dollar up to $500 a participant saves with $8. This incentivizes students to save, while assisting them with the burden of saving enough to attend a community college.

For many students, this program is the only way in which a higher education is possible. It gives them a chance to improve their lives regardless of their circumstances. By investing in education for students in our community, A New Leaf is opening up new pathways to prosperity for individuals across the Valley.

eligibility

To qualify for the IDA program, candidates must have income below 200% of the federal poverty line and a net worth below $10,000. Candidates must have an earned income and must be 16 years of age or older. The program requires candidates to complete a free financial wellness workshop that the program provides and save at least $25 a month for six months or more.

To ask about eligibility, email IDA@turnanewleaf.org

location

635 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

635 East Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85204

forever changed by your generosity

Abraham

The Individual Development Account 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

The Individual Development Account 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.”

get help

enroll in the IDA program today

find resources

see the resources offered by the IDA program

we can help

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