Able Works

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Stanislaus County

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.


Shelter and Care for Two People

Modesto Gospel Mission

Provides meals and shelter for two people for one night


$25 - $500


Center for Human Services - Pathways

Provides a comfortable mattress for a Pathways resident


$250 - $1,250

Care Kits

Center for Human Services - Hutton House

Provides care kits for 10 homeless youth


$250 - $2,000


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