For the first time in her life, Stacy feels truly secure. She has a good, predictable job, financial security, and a stable home for her children. But things haven’t always been so optimistic for Stacy. As a child she was
Deanna Jordan joined SheLEADS hoping to develop her own network of women to connect with both professionally and personally. Deanna knew about AWEE through her former employer, and had attended the Faces of Success luncheon. As a result of the
Franchesca Gonzales was looking for a change in her career, but needed a nudge to push her. She had attended our annual Faces of Success Luncheon celebration and loved hearing the stories from past AWEE participants about overcoming difficult odds
John Briones needed a new job to support his growing young family. Working at a Valley hotel earning only $8.55/hour, he knew that for a better life for his family, he needed a job offering opportunities for expansion and growth.
Sarahi Lozano stayed at home for more than nine years taking care of her three school-age children, but she knew she wanted to go back to work. As her kids got older, Sarahi wanted to find a job that would
Janee Jackson originally found AWEE in 2014 after being laid off. She needed assistance to find a job to help pay for her new home and avoid foreclosure. Her progress in overcoming significant challenges resulted in Janee being honored at
Angela Raw was in an abusive relationship from the age of 14 and had attempted to escape many times. As so often happens, the abuse began to spill out in front of her children. Right then, she made the decision to
Julie Gilbert became a teacher, spending four years with second and third graders in a low-income district. Then it all came crashing down. After her first drink, “it took me five minutes to start my struggle with substance abuse.” She