What’s Possible at CONNECT? Meet Claudia Cifuentes:
Claudia first came to us to have her taxes prepared for free in 2009. There she learned about our financial education courses and matched savings program, and quickly enrolled in both. Her hard work has paid off: Claudia purchased a Box Works Homes condo, and has just passed her citizenship exam. At the same time she was achieving her personal financial goals, Claudia also continued to involve herself in her new neighborhood through NeighborCircles and other Box District events.
Innovating for Success
CONNECT clients are supported at every step on their journeys to financial stability.
Our program addresses educational, employment, financial and housing needs under one roof and allows clients to develop supportive relationships with coaches and peers. The model works: clients of bundled-services programs like CONNECT are at least three times more likely to achieve financial stability than those accessing non-bundled services. CONNECT was launched in 2012 as the result of a partnership among six community organizations that chose to integrate their services to maximize their impact. CONNECT’s partners are: Bunker Hill Community College, Career Source, Centro Latino, Metro Credit Union, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, and the Neighborhood Developers.
CONNECT needs your help! Give to CONNECT today and help support the development of our new offices, which will house:
- 2 new classrooms for computer, GED and ESL classes
- 9 new public computers
- Workstations and meeting space for one-on-one meetings
Please support CONNECT as we work to meet our goal of raising $470,000!
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