Positive Paths was established by a group of forward-thinking leaders to encourage “public spirited citizens” to invest in the future of women within our communities. Despite the dramatic advancement of women in recent decades, women in our community still face unique challenges.


Positive Paths will help remove barriers and obstacles that prevent East Valley women from succeeding.


To date, Positive Paths has provided scholarships and mentoring to 29 amazing women 90% of whom are first generation college students. Six of our recipients have graduated and we currently have seventeen women receiving scholarships. We’ve awarded over $50,000 in scholarships with 80% retention. Our goal this year is to to provide up to thirty women scholarships and one-on-one mentoring while adding group mentoring for as many as 100 additional women.


  1. Collaboration – Encourages collegiality, teamwork, and cooperation between and among employees, Board Directors, non-profit organizations, and East Valley communities.
  2. Integrity – Employees and Board Directors strive to be competent, responsible, reliable, honest, and ethical in both their personal and professional lives.
  3. Accountability – Committed to operating in an accountable manner as a non-profit organization, constantly re-examining and improving practices, using donated funds in accordance with donor wishes and the organization’s mission, and regularly reporting on progress to East Valley communities.