Able Works

About Us

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Able Works began in 2007 with the hopes of building economic structures that help the lowest earning households rise above systemic poverty.

Our mission is to equip individuals with financial education, life skills and assets that enable them to live free from oppression and poverty.

Our vision is to live in a society where every individual has the ability to fulfil their greatest human potential.

Able Works Managing Director


Maria Cortez

For more than 17 years, Maria has dedicated her career to serving youth and the community. She has successfully managed and led diverse teams and proven her ability to connect with stakeholders, youth, and teammates of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Before Able Works, Maria served as the Vice President of Strategy and Execution at Urban Youth Workers Institute, a national leadership development organization. Maria is a California native with deep roots in the Central Valley and a love of fast motorcycles.


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Program Materials

Program Materials

Provides supplies for classrooms.

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Gift Cards

Provides gift cards as program incentives for students.