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Maria Cadenas

Born in Mexico and raised in California, Maria Cadenas is the current Executive Director of Santa Cruz Community Ventures. Maria has led efforts to create college savings accounts for all newborns in Santa Cruz County and designed ways to integrate financial coaching and education as key metrics of family health. In 2020, she coordinated the launch of UndocuFund Monterey Bay, a collaborative effort to provide cash assistance to undocumented workers.