2016 Grant Recipients

LIVE THE SOLUTION-3rd Year Grant-$15,000

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.

Focus of 2016 Grant: Peer Mentor Groups  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.  Since ETL serves 859 students, one on one mentoring is no longer feasible.  This year ETL would like to adapt the Peer Mentor program from a one-on-one model to a group model that can be expanded to a much greater number of students, ensuring greater accessibility and equity in service.

Measurable Results: Outcome Tracker” an electronic management system will track, monitor and report to the partner universities and funders. Graduation rates can not be determined for one to three years.

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