Every Arizonan Counts – 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is around the corner and we want to make sure you are counted! What is the U.S. Census? By participating in the Census, you help ensure our community receives the finances needed to continue public programs and services. The Census count determines funding for education, healthcare and other federally funded agencies and programs in Arizona. Each count will protect the resources people in Arizona need and want for the next decade. Another aspect of the Census that is often forgotten about is representation in legislative districts as well as Washington D.C. This is a way for Arizona

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Give Turkey & Give Thanks

This Thanksgiving was truly a season of giving and gratitude at Live & Learn! We hosted our first turkey drive. Generous donors provided turkey, side dishes, and desserts to women who could not afford to put a feast on their own table. Donors were so kind and generous. They went above and beyond to make the holiday special for hardworking women and their families. There were beautiful homemade desserts. Some donors delivered directly to the homes of women who lack reliable transportation. Other women came to our office to pick up their dinners and meet their donors. One woman took

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Yoga & Wine for a Cause

In October, Live & Learn hosted our first Yoga & Wine for a Cause. We hoped it would be an opportunity to build our community and raise awareness about our mission. It turned out to be just that: a relaxing evening with old friends and newcomers sharing a love for yoga, wine, and our Phoenix-community – though maybe not in that order. This was an exciting evening for me. I am a yoga instructor at Pranayamamama Yoga, LLC, and I am an employee of Live & Learn. For this event, I got to bring two of my passions together: yoga

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Paying it Forward – The Warm Hearts of Arizonans

On November 14, Live & Learn held Give Hope in 2020, our first Happy Hour Fundraiser. The goal of the evening was to raise awareness of Live & Learn’s program and the need in our community, as well as to raise money to help us reach 200 women in 2020. As guests arrived, it was a beautiful autumn evening on the patio of Beckett’s Table. The evening began with a welcome from Live & Learn’s Executive Director Kristin Chatsworth. Board Member Genevieve Dombrowski introduced past Live & Learn clients who shared inspiring stories of their experiences with Live & Learn.

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Summer Water Relief for Women and Children

Arizona Public Service employees donated 400 water bottles in June 2019! This summer, under the AZ sun, over 100 Live & Learn women will be walking and taking buses each day to get to work and school. Women like Angelica. Angelica is a single mother of two who works full-time and goes to school. She cannot afford a car and uses public transportation to get herself and her children around the city. Every week, she spends approximately 13.5 hours walking, riding the bus, or waiting at a bus stop. Even in the summer, when temperatures rise above 100 degrees daily,

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TOTAL: A Pathway to Success!

In January 2019, we welcomed our fourth cohort of clients into our innovative TOTAL Career Pathway. Live and Learn developed TOTAL in 2017, to prepare and support low-income women for technology careers in the Phoenix area. It is crucial that our clients follow education and career paths in fields with high-employment demand that offer a livable wage, and the tech industry is exactly that. TOTAL is an intense journey, and the success of our clients in this program has been truly inspiring.  >>Read about one woman’s journey here. Why the Tech Industry? The Phoenix-metro area is the 3rd fastest-growing tech

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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 I took their advice and decided to start school. Live and Learn help me a lot while I was in school as well as after I graduated while trying to find a job in the field.  They not only help me financially but they also motivated me throughout my whole journey. Now I

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