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ACT Lawrence provides Counseling, Coaching and Workshops to Educate, empower and Equip our clients with a plan for their future

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ACT Lawrence is a Latina-led non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC)
that empowers people to achieve their goals
and dreams by providing opportunities for
financial capability, community engagement & personal growth.


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Completed Homebuyer Workshops or Counseling


Youth Hired for Summer Jobs 

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We work to achieve social and economic justice by empowering low to moderate-income populations in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Through shared values of inclusiveness and collaboration, we desire to reclaim a voice for Lawrence and advocate self-determination for its residents through community development initiatives such as affordable housing, financial coaching, and youth leadership programs.


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Ana Luna

Executive Director

Ms. Luna holds a Masters in Public Policy from Tufts University. With 25+ years focusing on low-income and diverse groups, Ms. Luna oversees all programs of the organization.

Email: aluna@actlawrence.org

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Erika Hernandez

Deputy Director

Ms. Hernandez manages program staff, oversees the housing counseling team and supports the executive director. 

Email: ehernandez@actlawrence.org

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Arianny Suero

Office Assistant

Ms. Suero supports program staff with community wide events outreach, planning and activities. 

Email: asuero@actlawrence.org

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Julio Recio-Martinez

Shakira Asuncion

Kiani Garabito

Housing Counselor

Mr. Recio-Martinez supports clients to reach their home ownership and financial goals including homebuyer education, rental and credit counseling.

Email: jreciomartinez@actlawrence.org

Youth Program Coordinator

Ms. Asuncion coordinates the youth jobs & leadership program.

Email: sasuncion@actlawrence.org

Youth Program Assistant

Ms. Garabito supports the youth jobs & leadership program.

Email: kgarabito@actlawrence.org




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Our 10-hr workshops help homebuyers create a roadmap to buy a house. We have both a live, Spanish workshop ($50), and an online English or Spanish workshop via FRAMEWORK ($100). Free counseling is available by appointment.

 Homebuyer Classes 

Free homebuyer counseling that helps clients develop an action plan to increase savings, decrease expenses and improve credit score along with other planning and educational tools to achieve home ownership.

Homebuyer Counseling

Call to set up an appointment 978-685-6274

Landlord/Tenant Relationship Workshop

This is a two-hour workshop to provide overview of best practices and legal rights and responsibilities of the tenants and landlords. Workshops are led by real estate attorneys with expertise on many topics such as: obtaining an occupancy permit, types of tenancy, how to manage rent deposits, manage landlord/tenant communications and many others.

 Credit Counseling 

Do you have financial goals but trouble sticking with your plan? If so, participate in this FREE Financial Coaching. Our new Credit Builder program helps you improve your credit score.

 Financial Counseling 

ACT Lawrence helps families become financially stable by use of financial coaching, budget planning, and goal setting. This program consists of workshops and coaching sessions to help you achieve financial goals and dreams! 

Homeownership Counseling

Provides free counseling along with other resources to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. The counseling supports clients in creating a crisis budget and complete the required documents to apply for a loan modification, forbearance plan or other foreclosure prevention methods.


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We are open

Call to make an appointment 

Please contact us virtually below

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM -  5:30 PM 


15 Union St

Entrance C

4th Floor Suite #401 (formerly #409)

Lawrence, MA 01840

Take 2 lefts out of the elevator, we are last office at end of hallway.


Tel. 978-685-6274

Email: asuero@actlawrence.org

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