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

 
 

ABOUT

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.

1996

Year Established

1700

People supported through our services

435

Completed Homebuyer Workshops or Counseling

25

Youth Hired for Summer Jobs 

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OUR

MISSION

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.

MEET OUR TEAM

Nathalie Lora

Ms. Lora has 4+ years experience coordinating the youth jobs, home buyer and financial literacy programs. She manages client intakes and coordinates workshops.

Email: nathalie@actlawrence.org

Ana Luna

Ms. Luna holds a Masters in Public Policy from Tufts University. 

With 20+ years focusing on low-income and diverse groups, Ms. Luna oversees all programs of the organization.

Email: ana@actlawrence.org

Maytee Pena

At our front desk, Ms. Peña answers calls, emails and in-person questions from our clientele. She also assists with client class/workshop registration and with database entry.

Email: reception@actlawrence.org

LEARN ABOUT THE

PROGRAMS WE OFFER

 

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Our 10-hr workshops help homebuyers create a roadmap to buy a house. We have both a live, Spanish workshop ($25), and an online English or Spanish workshop via FRAMEWORK ($100). Free counseling is available by appointment.

 Homebuyer Classes 

ACT Lawrence and Merrimack College partner to help families become financially stable by use of financial coaching, budget planning, and goal setting. This program consists of 3 workshops and 6 coaching sessions, over the course of 3 months.

 Financial Coaching 

 Credit Coaching 

 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.

Homebuyer Counseling

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.

Foreclosure Prevention 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.

Landlord/Tenant Relationship Workshop

This is a two-hour workshop to provides 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, managelandlord/tenant communications and many others.

 
 

LEAD SPONSORS

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DIRECTIONS

OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

TO THE PUBLIC

Please contact us virtually below

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM -  5:30 PM 

 

15 Union St

Entrance C

4th Floor Suite #409

Lawrence, MA 01840

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

CONTACT US

Tel. 978-685-6274

Email: reception@actlawrence.org

Reach Out to Us Today!

© ACT Lawrence 1996-2020

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