Economic Prosperity Services

Economic Prosperity Services2019-04-04T14:18:02-04:00
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WE HELP PEOPLE BUILD PATHS TO PROSPERITY

Early education. Jobs. Businesses. Family finances.
Whatever your need, we can help you build assets and achieve dreams.

How may we help you?

Each day, more than 200 children are cared for in JPNDC’s Family Child Care System. Our 44 educators

  • Take part in professional development and receive ongoing support from JPNDC, ensuring children receive the high-quality care and education that gets them ready for success in school. Most have their Child Development Associate credential.
  • Use tested national curricula, individualized for the children in their care, that cover science, math, pre-literacy, social skills and lots of fun!
  • Offer nutritious home-cooked meals
  • Include a majority who are fluent in Spanish and English
  • Are located in many Boston neighborhoods including Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan.

JPNDC offers

  • Transportation assistance
  • Subsidized slots and administration of vouchers
  • Career counseling to help parents access education and jobs
  • Fun and educational activities to support parents and families.

At JPNDC, we know you have strengths, experience and goals.

Where we come in is helping you gain the knowledge, skills and tools that will help get you achieve your goals.

Our Family Prosperity Services include free individualized coaching from experts on building credit, increasing savings, or other goals. Most clients start making improvements right away. You’ll be able to access a case manager to help get you through a crisis.

All services are free and offered in Spanish and English. Learn more today!

Perhaps no one works harder than a small business owner. But hard work isn’t always enough. The right tools, knowledge and skills go a long way toward helping businesses succeed.

JPNDC’s Small Business Services help entrepreneurs gain the skills needed to start and grow their business. Take a free course in business planning, bookkeeping or marketing and then access free 1:1 technical assistance. If you’re facing a crisis related to your business, you can also contact us.

We’ve helped small businesses secure over $11 million in financing and create hundreds of jobs. All services are free and offered in Spanish and English. Learn more!

If you need a job or a better job, our Family Prosperity services include expert career counseling and placement into jobs, education or training.

We can help you get on the right career path—one that matches your strengths, skills and interests to the jobs that are out there and helps you move toward family supporting wages.

We have a wide network of employers and education and training programs. Learn more today!

To get started, please click “CONTACT US” below and tell us about you and your needs or interests.

Contact Us

ECONOMIC PROSPERITY TEAM

Anna Waldron, Director of Programs

Francia de Jesus, Family Childcare Director

Carlos Espinoza-Toro, Small Business Services Director

Melissa Guzman, Family Childcare Enrollment Coordinator

Paola Liendo, Senior Financial Coach

Johanna Littlewood, Family Childcare Educational Coordinator

Marie Michl, Small Business Services Associate

Joanne Morales, Client Services Navigator

Darling Ortiz, Family Childcare Program Specialist

Jennifer Tavarez, Financial Coach

Lourdes Viera, Career Coach

WHY ECONOMIC PROSPERITY SERVICES?

Because the right tools can help people overcome barriers.

  • While White households in the Boston area have a median net worth of $247,500, African-Americans have median net worth of $8. Among Dominicans, it’s $0.

  • Systemic causes include discrimination, redlining, predatory lending, stagnant wages, unaffordable post-secondary education, and housing costs that are among the highest in the country.

  • On their own, people may find these challenges overwhelming. Access to tools, resources, strategies and networks can make an enormous difference.

WHY JPNDC?

Because it takes time, trust and tools to build paths to prosperity.

  • We don’t have a lot of prerequisites. The main requirement is your commitment to working toward prosperity.

  • We’re in it for the long haul. Whether you’re a job seeker, a new business owner or a parent with a child in our early education program, we’re here to provide ongoing support as you work toward your goals.

  • JPNDC is one of Boston’s leading providers of economic prosperity services for Latino immigrants.

    We welcome and serve people from ALL backgrounds.

850

People served annually

By the numbers

  • $425: Average decrease in debt among financial coaching clients

  • 69: new small businesses created 2014-2018

  • $1.7 million: value of new contracts secured by small contractors receiving technical assistance

  • 1,100: people enrolled in job related training and education over 20 years