MAAC’s Economic Development division seeks to develop self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities.
Economic Development offers a multitude of services centered upon the basic needs of low- and moderate-income residents throughout the county. Our programs focus on behavioral challenges that are often seen in individuals who live in generational poverty. Utilizing a “Bundling of Services” approach, we work closely with individuals to address behavioral goals and identify supportive services, ultimately leading participants towards self-reliance.
Click below for a description of programs within our Economic Development division:
Programs & Services
Bridge to Employment
A unique collaboration between community partners, the program is designed to implement a regional strategy addressing workforce development needs of the healthcare industry. Participants benefit from work readiness training, case management, job coaching and tuition reimbursement for programs in phlebotomy, medical billing, dental assisting and similar professions.learn more›
Immigration Supportive Services
Partnerships in the community allow MAAC to provide outreach and immigration supportive services. MAAC facilitates community forums at which people have benefitted from updated resource information and interaction with immigration professionals at no cost.learn more›
MAAC is a proud affiliate of NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and appreciates the partnership with AmeriCorps to enhance programs while offering service-minded volunteers valuable, hands-on career experience. NCLR AmeriCorps members are integrated within numerous MAAC services and partner programs to provide literacy tutoring, youth leader mentorship, and asset building/income support services. Members generally work with MAAC for a period of one year, after which they are eligible to receive a financial award towards their education.learn more›
STEP Centers offer centralized, comprehensive services based on a counseling social services model to promote economic prosperity by creating pathways to financial stability. Services are based on a three-pronged approach: overcoming barriers to employment; enhancing income and/or employment; and promoting behaviors that lead to financial stability.learn more›