Katrina’s Journey to Freedom

December 14, 2023

Today we are celebrating Katrina's journey to freedom.

Katrina is a Black, justice-involved youth whose family history of trauma and substance abuse increases the likelihood of her experiencing economic vulnerability. Raised in an area where systemic inequalities perpetrate this vulnerability, Katrina joined Nomi Network’s Youth Workforce Development program, where she participated in a four-part financial empowerment series hosted by one of our partners, Chase Bank.

With aspirations for college and medical school, Katrina recognized the importance of a savings plan. Midway through the program, she learned banking essentials, opened various accounts, and crafted a savings plan using the 60/30/10 rule. Katrina summarizes her journey, saying, “I learned how to set goals, open a savings account, save money, and why it’s important. I also learned how to create and use SMART goals in my real life.” When youth in marginalized communities have access to financial education, they are set up for a life of economic security.

Support women and girls from economically challenged backgrounds to achieve economic freedom like Katrina. Join us in reaching our $100,000 fundraising goal by donating today; we’re $45,000 away. Your contribution will support survivors and help women and girls in India, Cambodia, and Dallas overcome barriers to secure, sustainable employment. Donate now, and your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar!

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