Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has received a $150,000 NeighborhoodLIFT grant from Wells Fargo to support education and workforce development programs in the Valley.
AWEE was one of six organizations receiving a total of $1 million in grants through the Wells Fargo Neighborhood LIFT program that was launched early last year. NeighborhoodLIFT is an innovative effort created to help stabilize neighborhoods and help people buy homes by making properties more affordable with down payment assistance available for prospective buyers.
Grantees were identified in close collaboration with the city of Phoenix. Grants are targeted to support five key areas: Support services for the homeless, neighborhood beautification and improvement, education and workforce development, small business and economic development and the environment.
“Wells Fargo’s big-picture strategies to stabilize neighborhoods and communities recognize the critical need to educate and prepare workers and job seekers to enter the workforce,” said AWEE President and CEO Marie Sullivan. “At AWEE, our focus has been and continues to be building and advancing Arizona’s workforce through effective, research-backed programs for women, men, young adults and targeted populations including veterans and the homeless.”