When Jorge D. enrolled in the Individual Development Account (IDA) program, he knew that he would be doing some traveling. After all, Jorge was
spending the summer working at his family’s restaurant in Silverton, Colorado – in order to participate in the IDA program he had to attend financial literacy classes being held 8 hours away, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. What he didn’t know was that his IDA would ultimately take him much further than the nearly 500 mile commute he made to 3880 Foothills Road for ten weeks.
For Elda Cordero, coming to work at CAASNM was an easy decision: the values of community service and helping those in need had been instilled in her from a young age. “The church that I grew up in, in Mexico, would always help out people in need with a food pantry, clothing, and furniture,” Elda said. “Helping people has kind of always been in me”.