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Economic Vitality Initiative

Author: County of San Mateo- Government Facebook

Published: March 28, 2022

Dreams do come true at the Ayudando Latinos A Soñar - ALAS Sueño Center in Half Moon Bay.

Aspiring entrepreneurs will soon learn how to start and run their own business thanks to a nearly $35,000 grant approved recently by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Community leader & social entrepreneur Alex Ontiveros (pictured here) initiated the grant to purchase computers, screens, cameras and other technology to teach digital arts to participants in the nonprofit's Economic Vitality Initiative.

His vision and goals for the program include bringing in coaches and mentors from partnering organizations, including local community colleges, to cultivate participants’ creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and ultimately aid in bridging the achievement gap for the Latino coastal community.

The funds come from Measure K, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax that provides local funds for local needs.


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