Financial Coaching at WEN
To support women in achieving greater economic stability, Financial Coaching and Credit Building is a key part of WEN's services.
With Financial Coaching, each woman has access to a coach who will meet the woman where she is at when she enters the program. Her goals will take priority in the one-on-one meetings with the coach providing support, direction, and technical assistance where needed. Financial literacy workshops are provided to each class concerning budgeting, credit reporting and identity theft. Women have achieved great success through this process including increased credit scores, decreased debt and more money saved towards their goals.
The Women's Employment Network was designated as a Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) in November of 2013. As a Financial Opportunity Center, WEN provides the bundled services of employment coaching, financial coaching and income supports. To learn more, download the FOC brochure, Building Your Financial Future.
Financial Coaching is a free service that is available to clients of the Women's Employment Network, the Women's Business Center as well as community members.
To contact a Financial Coach, click here.
Money Smart KC
Money Smart KC helps to promote financial capability and economic mobility for all consumers with a focus on low-to-moderate income individuals. Key Partners, both financial and in-kind, are essential to our ability to consistently provide and promote quality educational opportunities. Learn more about how YOU can support Money Smart KC and empower Kansas Citians to change their financial future.
Discover links to local and national experts, access to live support, events/classes near you and much more for providers AND consumers. Explore our website to find tips and tools on a variety of topics to help you manage and grow your money.
Do you want to understand and improve your credit score?
The Financial Inclusion Project of Metropolitan Kansas City (MKC) was created in October of 2012 with the goals of:
- Encouraging positive nontraditional credit lines to be reported to credit-reporting agencies (utilities, telecom, housing, etc.).
- Encouraging high school students to understand their credit before making decisions that impact it.
- Encouraging all adults in the Kansas City metropolitan area to review their credit report at least once a year, and understand how to improve their credit score.
- And much more.
The Financial Inclusion Project of MKC wants you to fight identity theft and improve your credit score by encouraging you to monitor and review your credit report for free: www.annualcreditreport.com.
Order a free booklet about how to improve your credit score: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credt/cre03.shtm.
Access a variety of tools that can help you learn about credit and improve your credit score: learnaboutcreditreports.org.
Have bad credit and looking for a small-dollar loan?
Fair Community Credit was established to provide a holistic small-dollar loan solution for low and moderate-income borrowers who cannot independently qualify for mainstream loans.
One of the eligibility requirements to participate in this program is that a client (borrower) receives a referral from one of Fair Community Credit’s referral partners. Borrowers will be required to meet minimum income guidelines for different loan amounts to ensure they have the capacity to realistically repay their loans on time.