b'Wealth S T R AT E G I E SFinancial coachingMission Promise NeighborhoodWorkforce developmentFinancial capability is the core component of Small-business developmentMEDAs longtime foundation of culturally relevantFree tax preparationdirect servicesservices designed to foster wealth- Sharing the modelbuilding for our Latino immigrant community.As two-thirds of the community members MEDA2019 N U M B E R Sserves are newcomers, it is important to begin with aCommunity members servedbaseline of their goals and aspirations, then support8,700 families via self-driven action plans to strengthenPositive DISC outcomes 3,424their assets and, ultimately, to create generational(reduced Debt; increased Income;wealth. The latter ensures the Latino immigrantincreased Savings; or improved Credit)community can thrive in the years ahead, building201Jobs createdwealth however each family defines it. Wealth isnt99Businesses started or expandedjust financial: It means choice and power.5,033Tax returns prepared for freeEveryone in our community can build wealth,regardless of our education level, income or $8M Dollars returned to thelow-income communityimmigration status at the beginning of our journey. 418ITINs preparedThats why MEDA is sharing its model across the40Sharing-the-model partnersnation, from Boston to San Diego, Seattle to Miami.7'