EMPOWER PROGRAM

EMPOWER PROGRAM

EMPOWERING YOU TO BE
YOUR BEST SELF

Do you need a GED®? Help with building your resume? Childcare assistance? Then EMPOWER is for you!

EMPOWERING YOU TO BE
YOUR BEST SELF

Do you need a GED®? Help with building your resume? Childcare assistance? Then EMPOWER is for you!

EMPOWER, standing for Economic Mobility Places Ownership within Everyone’s Reach, provides trainings, workshops, and personalized coaching to ensure that Riverside families have the tools they need to achieve financial freedom and build generational wealth.

EMPOWER advances our community by investing in Riverside’s human capital. Paired with its companion project, RESTORE, which invests in physical capital, EMPOWER supports the development of the skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary to attain economic mobility and financial independence.

When and individual or family begins the EMPOWER program they are first introduced to their Navigational Coach who gives a brief assessment to determine what type of assistance is needed.  After the assessment, your Navigational Coach will create an individualized assistance plan that assists individuals in achieving their personal goals and develop generational wealth.  Services include:

Family Support Services

  • Assessment and goal setting
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Fee Assistance
  • Emergency Food and Clothing
  • Childcare
  • Coordination of benefits and access to care

 
Economic Stability

  • Work readiness workshops
  • Individual job search, placement, and retention assistance
  • GED Preparation and Adult Basic Education
  • Connection with higher education and advanced training programs

Financial Literacy

  • Credit Building programs and low-interest loans
  • Financial Management Workshops
  • One-On-One Financial Coaching and Assessments
  • Banking/credit union services

Health and Wellness

  • Health Screenings/Assessments
  • Primary Care Services
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Services
  • Food/nutrition programs

WHAT IS HUMAN CAPITAL?

Human capital reflects the investments individuals make in their education, future employment, and health. As the level of human capital rises, so does productivity, which can result in an increase in individual earnings.

WHAT IS HUMAN CAPITAL?

Human capital reflects the investments individuals make in their education, future employment, and health. As the level of human capital rises, so does productivity, which can result in an increase in individual earnings.