What is your role? What are your primary responsibilities?
I am the Program and Client Manager. My job is to support the Client Coordinators who work directly with the women in our program. I build relationships in the community with other nonprofits, schools, and businesses so that Live & Learn women can access resources, earn certifications and degrees, and secure jobs.
When and how did you get involved with Live & Learn?
In 2016, I was finishing my degree in Nonprofit Management at Arizona State University and did my internship with Live & Learn. That turned into a paid position after I graduated, and I’ve been with Live & Learn ever since!
What are you working to accomplish in 2021?
This year, we are going to reach more women than ever! The demand is greater than we have ever seen, due to Covid-19. Our staff is growing. I know we are going to have some great success stories at the end of this year.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love working with women one-on-one and helping them problem solve. We really see how women grow and change while they’re in our program, and it’s the subtle aspects of their journey, like gaining their confidence, that has the biggest impact.
“Stephanie always reminds me of the positive in my life, we tend to focus on the negative and she just looks at the good things I am doing and encourages me to do better. I always feel accomplished and proud of myself after we speak.”
—Jocelyne, Live & Learn Alumna, Phoenix College graduate