About Us

The Mission

Live & Learn’s mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty through life-skill and career training for women that leads to financial self-sufficiency.


Live & Learn is a nonprofit that was founded in 2012 to serve women in the Phoenix-metro area. It began as an initiative of the Arizona Foundation for Women and became an independent organization in 2015. Live & Learn continues to grow every year to meet the needs of the women in our community.


Women who are ready to take the next step towards financial independence are referred to our program by our community partners. We interview and select women who show a determination to improve their lives. Together, we develop an education and career plan in an area with high employment demand. Live & Learn staff provides ongoing support for each client along their journey. At the same time, we work with our community partners to offer a range of life-skill classes and workshops that will help in this process. We are the cheerleader, advocate and mentor for our clients!


Live & Learn is unlike any other nonprofit in the Phoenix-area.

  1. We work individually with our clients to develop individualized action plans tailored to each clients’ unique situation. We see the potential in each woman we serve.
  2. We stay with our clients as they progress along their personalized education and career pathway. We recognize that each client’s journey involves many steps and new obstacles arise along the way, and we support them through this journey.
  3. We focus on the overall wellbeing of our clients, including their emotional wellbeing.


Our goal is to empower each of our clients to create a better life and a better future for herself.

While I was with Live and Learn, I had two part-time jobs, went to classes, and was a single mother to my three boys. It’s not just the financial help Live and Learn gives you, it’s the support. When I wanted to give up, when I thought I couldn’t do it anymore, they still believed in me.

— Raquel

About Us April 7, 2017

Contact Us


326 E. Coronado, Suite 201
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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