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United We Help Families Get Back on Their Feet

A New Leaf’s La Mesita Apartments, located in Mesa, opened in March, 2014.  The campus provides 80 units of affordable housing with 30 units reserved for families and individuals who are chronically homeless or homeless with special needs. Support services include case management activities that support housing stability, which may include goal setting, skill building, community coordination, referrals and advocacy. Additional onsite services include a computer lab that is an Arizona at Work Access Point, a Health and Wellness Center,...

Highlights from our 2017 Community Allocation Panels

Another year, another Community Allocation Panel! In case you don’t know, every year Mesa United Way invites community volunteers to judge applications and decide how the money we raise gets spent. This year, Mesa United Way hosted our panelists in our renovated conference room. Here are some highlights! Our total allocation raised this year: $618,000 Thanks to our generous donors, this year Mesa United Way raised $618,000 specifically for our Community Allocation Process. These dollars are donated with the intention that community...

Mesa United Way

Mesa United Way raises donations through workplace campaigns and allocates the money to local non-profits who join us in fighting for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability for Mesa residents. Last year through designated and non-designated donations, we contributed over 1.6 million dollars to community agencies. However, Mesa United Way is so much more! In an effort to meet the needs of all of our citizens, we also create initiatives, collaborations, and volunteer opportunities that strengthen our community. Here are 10...

Mesa Youth Unite

Mesa Youth Unite is Mesa United Way’s summer AmeriCorps program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. Promising young leaders are chosen to work in Mesa non-profits to help build capacity while gaining valuable work and life experience. This summer, 19 Mesa Youth Unite members tutored children in four Mesa agencies that deal with vulnerable and homeless families and children. According to Neuman and Dickinson’s Handbook of Early Literacy Research, there is only one book for every 300...