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Vista Resident, Leslie Juvin-Acker, Dedicated Home Start Gala Committee Member

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 Vista, CA — “Vista resident, Leslie Juvin-Acker, has a strong dedication to strengthening families and preventing child abuse, and is advocating for community support for Home Start’s 47th Annual Blue Ribbon Gala on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

 Leslie has been a dedicated Home Start gala committee member for 2 years, and has continued to volunteer her time to the organization outside of her committee role. Last November, Leslie provided 20 copies of her book, “The Money Formula”, financial resources, guidance, and inspiration to clients in Home Start’s Communities in Action program. The Communities in Action Program helps families move toward safety, empowerment and connection by providing tools and increasing options for self-determination, financial independence, and healthy choices.

Founded in 1972, Home Start, Inc. is a non-profit agency that provides services tailored to prevent child abuse and neglect and to strengthen families. It’s mission is to assure the safety and resiliency of children. Last year, Home Start served more than 18,000 San Diegans in need.

Leslie is a survivor of domestic violence and postpartum depression and anxiety. She was born in the Philippines to a U.S. military veteran father and a mother who was a former child prostitute. Leslie grew up as part of the working poor in a Habitat For Humanity home. Her family worked all the time and yet, never seemed to break past living month-to-month. Her family supplemented their income with life-giving community organizations like the Habitat For Humanity and the Salvation Army. She was forever shaped by these experiences, working her way through college with a little less than $900 to start, to earn a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Comparative Politics with a minor in Sociology from the University of North Florida in 2007.

Shortly after in 2008, Leslie began her profession as a career coach by answering the calls of professionals (including her own husband, Franck) who were devastated by the global financial crisis. She built a career out of helping professionals and business owners break 6-figures and even get into the millionaires club as an executive coach. She helped her husband navigate and negotiate every career step, breaking well over $100,000 a year. She was helping everyone she came into contact with make more money and have a more happier, successful life. That’s when she began testing her financial theories out on clients, friends, family, and even strangers. She noticed that this protocol which she coined, “The Money Formula,” worked every single time without fail.

Leslie’s Women’s Financial Freedom Tour where she shares, “The Money Formula”, is her way of giving back to the community. She wants to raise awareness about working poverty, financial literacy, and empowering women to take control of their financial futures. Since 2008, Leslie has helped over 30,000 professionals advance their careers and increase their net worth as a career and executive coach. The goal is to provide a solution help people overcome their financial anxiety and create a road map towards success. This is merely one way she gives back to Home Start and its families.

Home Start’s…  mission is to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and their communities.


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  • Published: 2 months ago on March 13, 2019
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  1. Thank YOU, Vista Press for sharing my humbling story. To learn more about the Home Start Blue Ribbon Gala and to purchase tickets for the April 6th event, please visit http://www.blueribbongala.com. Thank you for your support to strengthen San Diego families in need.

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