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 in the foster system, bouncing from home to home, struggling to remain stable. Eventually Stacy married the love of her life, Scott, and settled down as a stay at home mother with their new daughter, Olivia. She worked part-time from home to help her new family pay the bills, but in fall of 2015, her husband was laid off from his job as an Electrician.
“We were struggling to pay our utilities, our rent, to put food on the table.” Nearing Christmas and still without a reliable job, Stacy heard of a program at Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) called BankWork$. “When I heard of the program, I knew I had to enroll.” After 8 weeks of courses, Stacy graduated as one of the top performing students in the class.
Immediately following her graduation, Stacy was strategically recruited by Wells Fargo, a close sponsor of the BankWork$ program. “I’ve been employed with Wells Fargo now for over a year thanks to the BankWork$ training program, and have already gotten a promotion” said Stacy. “You create your own path. Anyone can come into the BankWork$ program and make something of themselves. I sure did.”