Our purpose is simple. We exist to create pathways to economic growth and stability for under-resourced young adults through training, coaching, support services, and tech-based transitional employment opportunities.

We are committed to creating pathways of opportunity and self-sufficiency for underserved and under-resourced young adults so that poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity are no longer barriers preventing them from living a thriving life.

MISSION
Our mission is to develop strong leaders for business and community engagement so they can create financial stability for themselves, their families, and their communities.

VISION
Our vision is every young adult has access to the resources and opportunities needed to live a financially stable, thriving, and purposeful life.

CORE VALUES
  • EMPOWERMENT - We believe in empowering individuals to take ownership of their lives.

  • SUPPORT - We believe in providing a supportive ecosystem for young adults as they grow beyond current circumstances and limiting belief systems.

  • PURPOSE - we believe that defining and living in your life’s purpose is critical to breaking cycles of self-sabotage.

  • SELF-SUFFICIENCY - We believe in teaching individuals to use entrepreneurship and financial education as a means to create financial stability.

  • ECONOMIC EQUITY - We believeeveryone deserves to have access to resources that will help them achieve an equitable livable wage and quality of life.

  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - We believe in teaching individuals to be socially responsible through community engagement and service.

  • SELF-LEADERSHIP - We believeleadership starts with self-awareness and discovery, and implementing emotional intelligence to elevate to one's best self


BACKGROUND

ATS is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2015 by Regeanie Corona and her husband, Daniel Corona, with a desire to change economic outcomes for young adults and communities of color. Regeanie grew up in Compton, California and Daniel grew up in Los Angeles (East LA), California. Both came from loving, two-parent homes, but they were not ignorant of the social disadvantages for individuals and families within their communities. In spite of living in communities that were filled with gang violence, drugs, and all-around financial struggles and hopelessness for many, they received modeling from parents and family members who loved and encouraged them and mentors who were successful, entrepreneurial, and college-educated. This exposure to a strong support system wastransformational in both of their lives.

Regeanie and Daniel believed that they were not destined to be another young black or brown statistic. They both consider themselves blessed to have had home lives that gave them hope for something greater than the circumstances that they were surrounded by. And even though Regeanie spent the first 18 months of her life in foster care as an orphan, she was adopted by a loving forever family and never experienced the traumas and disappointments that many former foster youth experience. After many years of successfully pursuing their career goals and dreams, they both decided to start ATS as a way to give back and change the narrative for others who have a desire to do better and be better but might feel limited by their circumstances or even the zip code that they come from.

Poverty continues to be one of the number one issues that negatively impacts children, young adults, and families, often creating barriers to greater life success. We believe that pathways to self-sufficiency such as financial literacy and asset creation, advanced education, careers in high-demand industries, and/or entrepreneurship are key components to helping individuals break the cycles of poverty that may be generational. We also believe that when financial stability can be realized, it opens the door for many other opportunities that can lead to overall healthier individuals, families and communities.


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