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I Met Hope Today

In 2015, Jamie M. found herself living in her car with her three children. Though she worked fulltime at a small funeral home outside of Phoenix, AZ, she was earning minimum wage and receiving no benefits. Jamie had grown-up in poverty, and she was determined to make […]

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A Survivor’s Success Story: Meet Jaymie

For 13 years, Jaymie lived in an emotionally and financially abusive relationship. She could see the effect it had on her two children, and she wanted desperately to leave for their sake. Without support, though, she returned, “cycling back” to the violence she so desperately wanted to […]

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A Survivor’s Success Story: Meet Paula

In August 2017, Paula started over. She boarded a Greyhound with her two young children, taking just a few bags of luggage. They were leaving their life in Michigan—their house, their friends, their possessions, and Paula’s abusive boyfriend, the father of her children. They were headed to […]

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7 Ways Live & Learn’s Mentor Program Empowers Domestic Violence Survivors

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In the United States, 1.3 million women experience domestic violence annually(1). Domestic violence profoundly traumatizes victims, potentially affecting them for the rest of their lives if they do not receive proper support. We know from numerous studies that domestic violence has long-term negative effects on children, and […]

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The Cycle of Generational Poverty

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The heart of our mission at Live and Learn is to break the cycle of generational poverty. But first, we must understand what it is. Can we break the cycle, freeing future generations of its negative effects? This is exactly what Live and Learn’s programs seek to […]

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A Backpack Drive that Goes Above and Beyond

Backpack drive to help in our fight for women's education and empowerment

We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the employees of St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center in Glendale. They organized a backpack drive to ensure the children of Live and Learn AZ (a non-profit organization for women) clients have the supplies they need for the 2018-2019 school year. […]

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Meet Cathy – One of Live and Learn AZ’s Success Stories.

Cathy, a native Phoenician, knew what she wanted in life, and she followed all the proper steps. She wanted to become a Respiratory Therapist, a career that would allow her to alleviate people’s suffering, satisfy her interest in science, and provide a good living. After high school, […]

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Pharmacy Technician Graduate

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Before Pima Medical Institute I was working at a fast food restaurant. I realized that I wanted more for my family, so I decided to go to Pima Medical Institute to get some information about careers, PMI suggested the Pharmacy Technician program, and after looking into it […]

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#ThrowbackThursday to last year's annual Thank You Event! Every December, Live & Learn hosts an event to recognize the incredible work of our clients, volunteers, and supporters. There wasn't a dry eye after last year's speech by Cathy, a Live & Learn alumna!
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