Financial Literacy & Job Training
La Maestra offers job training and placement as well as financial literacy programs for those who may lack the means or education to turn their life around and become more financially independent. The organization has recruited former patients and clients to work for the organization as van drivers, maintenance and laundry crew, coffee cart staff, florists at La Maestra’s Blossoms floral arrangement shop, and more. Additionally, La Maestra offers light-touch financial coaching that consists of identifying a financial goal, creating a spending plan, calculating financial transaction costs, pulling a credit report, calculating total debt, and referring to a free tax site is also available. Job training and placement as well as financial literacy programs help to equip immigrants, refugees, or those with low-income and low educational attainment with the skills necessary to enter into the workforce and obtain a decent paying job.