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A New Leaf expands services with addition of Arizona Women’s Education & Employment

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Mesa Mayor John Giles visits with Michael Hughes, chief executive officer of A New Leaf in Mesa. Last year, A New Leaf served 21,140 individuals with resources, including homeless and domestic violence shelters with services, affordable housing solutions, behavioral health, foster care, counseling, financial literacy coaching, and basic needs. (Ted Wendel/MyNewsMesa.com)

A New Leaf and Arizona Women’s Education and Employment announced the formal agreement in which 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 Michael T. Hughes, CEO of 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.”

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