A collection of impactful remarks told in their own words by Primavera Works participants and customers, volunteers, community partners, funders, donors, and team members.
“I want to thank Primavera for everything they have done for me. For providing housing for me when nobody else would give me a chance because of my criminal background. And for their patience of teaching me on-the-job training skills. I have come a long way because of their support to help me become a productive member of society. All the staff are professional, courteous, respectful, and go above and beyond to ensure their clients are on the right path to success.”
~Primavera Works participant
“I love working together with Primavera. Our rights restoration program empowers people so they can overcome past mistakes, become more confident, and find jobs and housing. It improves every aspect of their lives.”
~Primavera community partner (Pima County public defender)
"Primavera helped me stay focused, pushed me to get out there and get a real job, and not give up. Thank God for Primavera. They really helped me change my life."
~Primavera Works participant
“I donate to Primavera because taking care of people in my community is something close to my heart. I know in a moment’s notice how quickly life could change. I also hired Primavera Works for landscaping, house cleaning, and painting, who gave above and beyond service. I was so thrilled with the results!”
~Primavera Works customer & donor
"If it wasn't for Primavera, I wouldn't have been able to happily achieve my dream of owning my own home."
~Primavera Financial Education & Homeownership "Her Family" program participant
P. Renee Desai:
“We rely on ‘exemplary’ organizations like Primavera to provide best practices, which can be replicated across our network of 240 organizations. They successfully tackle some of the hardest issues facing our communities with passion, integrity, and commitment to social justice.”
~Primavera community partner & funder (NeighborWorks® America senior relationship manager)
"We invest in Primavera because of its demonstrated impact and passionate commitment to the community, recognizing the dignity of all people and raising their voice in all that they do."
~NeighborWorks America Senior Vice President of Field Operations
"Thank you and everyone associated with Primavera for all the help you give to people going through some tough times. God bless the Primavera organization. Keep up the good work!"
“Primavera is a gem. We enjoy volunteering with them because they have a huge impact on the homeless community; offering shelter and food, educational opportunities, and work programs.”
~Primavera volunteer (Jewish Community Relations Council social action chair)
"I view your participation in DTAP and Second Chance nothing short of divinity. Your impact was abundantly clear just in the participants alone. It was inspiring to me, and gave me a renewed sense of purpose in the important work being done. You gave them the tools to make that happen. It's not just getting them a job. It's changing the rest of their lives. It's an honor to work with you, and to know you. Congratulations on a wonderful event." (In reference to the Second Chance Re-Entry Job & Resource Fair that Primavera co-organizes annually.)
~Pima County Attorney's Office Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison (DTAP) Program Manager
PRIMAVERA WORKS, established in 1996, is a social enterprise of the Primavera Foundation.