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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Job Training

Mission: To move people to economic independence and well-being through the dignity of work.

Programs: Provide support classes and activities for ex-offenders, single parents, displaced homemakers, teen parents, veterans, and others to train and motivate them to seek assistance in searching for, obtaining, and retaining unsubsidized employment. More than 5,000 individuals served each year.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

It helped me to gain my self esteem and confidence after my divorce along with helping me write a resume and job search

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

AWEE is the premier work force development organization in the State of Arizona. Why do we stand out? For many reasons. We provide work force development training through certified instructors, our case managers are highly trained,providing critical direction to our clients, as well as extensive follow up and connections to partner organizations who provide other services. AWEE is the leader nationally is helping women leaving the prison system to move back into the workforce, renunite with family,and become self sufficient. Awee changs lives!

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My work with AWEE has been very rewarding as this is an organization that walks its talk and is very devoted to its' mission. AWEE is proactive in continuing its own growth and development with the knowledge that this is a must to best serve its clients. AWEE also balances long term and short term planning and has a strong focus on continual ongoing improvement which is a positive model for its clients.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having spoken with several AWEE clients and heard their stories of success and renewed spirit and focus, the impact AWEE has in our community is immeasurable. While we all may want to be able to change lives, AWEE does.

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

AWEE provides superior services to the men and women in our community who are in need of assistance to improve their marketable skills to achieve employment or improve their level of employment. AWEE provides services directly and in collaboration with others to ensure that the organization's mission is achieved.

7

Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with AWEE since 1986. It is a well-run organization that serves unemployed and under-employed women in Arizona. The agency has consistently used its resources wisely. At various times in the last 25 years, I have volunteered as a bookkeeper, been paid as a Contract Accountant and served on the Board of Directors. I have worked with several Executive Directors and Marie Sullivan is outstanding in her leadership and professionalism.

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AWEE has consistantly grown to meet the needs of a diverse population with eer changing needs as the economy and envirnoment change. Teh organization has increased services, staff and volunteer support with always an attentive eye to the need of the client. Those who benefit from the service always walk away feeling more empowered, greater self esteem and tools to assist themselves with the next steps in growth and job attainment.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The annual AWEE luncheon is called Faces of Success. Real AWEE clients appear and tell their story about how AWEE helped them turn their lives around. There was the story of the ex-offender, drug addict who had beaten her addiction, found a responsible job, and had reconnected with her daughter. There was the story of the young man who found a job so that he could work to support his younger siblings. All of these people explained that they could not have done it without help and support from AWEE, which included everything from corrective dental work, to resume writing, to a clothing closet, to case management and support. Each story is more moving than the last.

7

Board Member

Rating: 5

AWEE does an amazing job helping women when they need it most. Through a diverse training program and intense follow-up they provide the support needed to make positive and lasting changes. In addition, AWEE provides its services with immaculate attention to good governance and financial responsibility.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the 1990's, my business partner and I prepared accounting and payroll records for AWEE. My business partner was honored as an "Angel" by AWEE. I have always supported AWEE in every way I can. I have watched them grow and fulfill a need in the community of helping displaced workers assimilate into the workforce. Their services are needed more than ever in this present economic climate.