CBS Boston: Unifying America: Nonprofit provides support for low-income workers looking to switch careers

March 10, 2021

By Paul Burton

Excerpted from CBS Boston

A non-profit is offering training and a promise to those trying to enter the workforce in a new career as the pandemic-related unemployment begins to recover.

Thirty-five-year-old Jeovanny Tovar of Dorchester is a father of three. In 2020, he hit a rough spot when he lost his job during the pandemic as a fitness instructor.

“I hit a low point and almost depression. I hit a wall and I am looking at my kids and saying how can I show them my worth,” Tovar said. “I really didn’t know what I was going to do or what the future looked like.”

Then he was introduced to Social Finance, an impact investing non-profit that aims to help low-income people to get the proper training and skills they need for in-demand jobs.

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