Family Promise’s Financial Literacy workshops have been well received by our families for several years and have been offering valuable information, resources, and targeted guidance. And with 2021 comes a very exciting addition to the program!
In order to increase the financial empowerment of our families, individual one-on-one meetings with their trusted financial coaches Sharon Pushie and Nancy Chu of Aspire Financial Coaching will now take place on a monthly basis. This will give everyone the opportunity to be laser-focused on their specific financial issues and goals. Paperwork is being submitted to Nancy and Sharon so they can help the families create personalized budgets and detailed financial plans. Sharon and Nancy will track improvement, provide reports, and hold families accountable for monthly action items designed to improve credit scores, reduce debt, and build an emergency savings.
We are also excited that the expansion includes secured credit cards with M & T Bank for interested families and many have already signed up.
Family Promise families are committed to their futures and those of their children, and we are confident that these initiatives will empower them to make significant and lasting changes.