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CAAB and Project Empowerment On the Radio to Discuss Financial Empowerment for Returning Citizens in DC

On February 10, 2015, Charles Jones, Associate Director of the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, and Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Director of External Relations for Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), joined Roach Brown, Host and Producer of Crossroads on the Pacifica Radio Network WPFW 89.3 FM, to discuss the partnership between CAAB and Project Empowerment to provide financial capability to the participants of Project Empowerment.
CAAB and Project Empowerment On the Radio to Discuss Financial Empowerment for Returning Citizens in DC

L to R: Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Charles Jones and Roach Brown

CAAB and Project Empowerment On the Radio to Discuss Financial Empowerment for Returning Citizens in DC

On February 10, 2015, Charles Jones, Associate Director of the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, and Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Director of External Relations for Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), joined Roach Brown, Host and Producer of Crossroads on the Pacifica Radio Network WPFW 89.3 FM, to discuss the partnership between CAAB and Project Empowerment to provide financial capability to the participants of Project Empowerment.

"Our partnership with CAAB has been very useful for our participants," said Mr. Jones. "Teaching financial education to our participants and enabling them to spend quality time one-on-one with a CAAB financial coach is a great complement to the other supportive services we offer our participants."

Thanks to the support from Citi Foundation, CAAB and Project Empowerment have provided for over a year, financial education classes and one-on-one financial coaching to low- and moderate-income residents of the District of Columbia participating in the program and who face multiple barriers to employment.

"By partnering with Project Empowerment, we assist community members who face a challenge in obtaining employment and who aspire to achieve a better life for them and their families," said Mr. Leitmann-Santa Cruz.


About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future.

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About Project Empowerment

Project Empowerment is a transitional employment program of the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services that provides job readiness training, work experience, and job search assistance to District residents who face multiple barriers to employment. Participants attend an intensive, three-week training course and upon completion have the opportunity to be placed in subsidized employment for up to six months. In addition to job readiness training and job search assistance, Project Empowerment provides supportive services such as adult basic education, job coaching and occupational skills training. The goal of Project Empowerment is for participants to secure permanent, unsubsidized employment.


How to give

Now, more than ever, non-profits like Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) need your help. Please support CAAB as we continue to help DC residents manage and/or improve their financial situation during these difficult times. If you can't afford to give a monetary gift, please visit our Amazon Wish List where you can choose from a variety of items that CAAB needs in order to better serve our community.

or send a check or money order to
Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)
c/o Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CEO & Executive Director
1100 H Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005