2015 Grant Recipients

2nd Year Grant

Agency Background: Live the Solution, established in 2008 is a Tucson based organization established with the primary goal of improving the financial capability of low-to-moderate-income individuals and families through programs that provide financial education and assist with access to post-secondary education and home ownership. Participants must obtain $500 on their own or through family, will receive an unparalleled 8:1 match of up to $4500 per year ($2000 university, $2000 federal + $500 student/family, through an Individual Development Account. The IDA concept is a proven model to help low-moderate-income individuals and families develop assets, including education, in an effort to escape the cycle of poverty and become financially empowered.

Focus of 2015 Grant: AZ Earn to Learn Peer Mentor Program A peer-to peer mentoring program with participants in the UA Earn to Learn program providing support to students starting college for the first time. The majority of participants are first-generation college students. Through matching, UA Earn to Learn participants in their sophomore year can provide additional support to participants entering their first year of college.

Measurable Results: “Outcome Tracker,” an electronic management system will track, monitor and report to the partner universities and funders.

Contact: Kate Hoffman, Executive Director kate@livethesolution.org