Services offered through the economic self-sufficiency program are designed to help newcomers acquire new job skills, increase their familiarity with American financial systems, establish their own businesses, and move into permanent housing. Newcomers are looking for good paying jobs and often need information and better skills to get them. We work with the Workforce Development Center and other skill development organizations on non-traditional programs and settings that will assist the new workforce to develop their potential through tutoring, mentoring and training.
Financial literacy classes are designed to teach basic economic concepts to strengthen people’s skills in managing their personal finances and making sound decisions with money. RentWise is a tenant education certificate program. The curriculum takes an active-learning approach and stresses tenant responsibility, and provides how-to information on unit maintenance and creating collaborative relationships with landlords and neighbors.
Home Stretch workshops give consumers an in-depth look at the entire homebuying process. The workshops will help you: Decide what type of mortgage is best for your needs; Determine your financial situation; Select the right home for your family; Understand the loan closing process; Find special programs just for first-time homebuyers.
Visit our classes page to see the class schedule.