It helped me to gain my self esteem and confidence after my divorce along with helping me write a resume and job search
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been associated with AWEE for over 10 years in a support roll to get their message out. I will tell you their main focus is on their clients they serve and supporting them in any way they can. I've met participants primarily through their annual luncheon fundraiser and have heard stories from working with AWEE employees. The stories are consistent – they are about lives changed, families restored and renewed hope for the future. There's always an element of great appreciation from the participants and they always talk about paying it forward to positively impact more lives. This is a great organization doing great work and changing lives through the dignity of work. Please support AWEE with your time, by donating items they need or with a financial donation.
AWEE has done an outstanding job building awareness and alliances with the business community. Marie Sullivan has done a great job creating synergistic relationships within the non-profit community and has made a positive profound impact on many lives.
AWEE is last remaining work force development non-profit in Arizona. The organization does fantastic work that directly affects people that are out of work and want to be self sufficient. I've experienced numerous success stories that have positively changed the course of peoples lives. As a Board Member, I am proud of the quantitative metrics that AWEE uses to measure wage increases, job placements and job retention of individuals that have completed the AWEE programs.
AWEE (Arizona Women's Education and Employment) is a superb organization run by an equally superb CEO, Marie Sullivan. AWEE is locally known as the premiere workforce development entity in Arizona, but has also gained national prominence for its model work and programs with women ex-offenders. The Dept. of Labor has noted that AWEE is a national role model for its work with the multi-million dollar grants DOL has presented to AWEE because of its effectiveness. For exampl, AWEE has one of the best and lowest rates of recitivism through its programs with female ex-offenders. AWEE's mission says it all: Changing Lives Through the Dignity of Work. In these times, AWEE is even more necessary, b/c there is so much more need among both women and men. Yet, as we know, the financial challenges from private and public sources is increasingly more difficult to obtain, which is ironic and unfortunate given the increasing need. AWEE is a treasure for our community and the nation.
I am consistently and continually impressed with AWEE and the good work that they do. I joined their board six years ago as someone who was interested in helping women and in education. It has been a perfect match. AWEE works in our communities to help women and men that are need assistance. Their tailored approach to designing individual education plans for clients results not only in those clients finding work but in those clients attaining livable wage jobs and sustaining those jobs. AWEE has done a great job of documenting the results of their programs so that they truly understand and can communicate the value and impact of their programs to our economy. They've also been willing to take on some of the more challenging programs such as prisoner re-entry and have achieved national recognition for the success of their work. Their Executive Director, Marie Sullivan works passionately on behalf of AWEE and her clients and remains very "plugged in" not only to the local community but to national trends. With regards to challenges, the changes in the economic climate in Arizona have provided a dramatic increase in terms of the numbers of clients and potential clients for AWEE to serve. At the same time, funding constraints and reductions in local government spending have stretched the resources of the group. Although the dedicated staff remains knowledgeable, effective and efficient, the current work load is taking a toll on the AWEE organization. AWEE is the single workforce development organization left in our state and that is due in part to the hardwork of the ED and staff. AWEE's motto is Changing Lives through the Dignity of Work. AWEE works.