Getting more families on the road to gaining financial independence is the driving force behind the creation of our SparkPoint OC—one-stop financial empowerment centers to help hard-working low-income residents gain free access to personal financial coaching and resources here in Orange County.
Money Smart Workshop Series – Coming Soon!
SparkPoint OC invites you to join us for a FREE Money Smart workshop series covering an array of financial literacy topics! From decreasing debt, increasing savings, budgeting, college planning, family vacations, and large purchases, it’s time to bring everything into focus and become a better steward of your finances.
You will learn from Natalie Haddad-Torres, an expert on personal finances. She will coach you to see a better financial picture to help you determine your short and long-term financial goals, as well as create a balanced plan to help you meet those goals.
Workshops are offered in both English and Spanish. A certificate of completion will be issued after completing the entire workshop series.
CHECK BACK SOON FOR AN UPDATED SCHEDULE.
Improving family financial stability through financial education and one-on-one financial coaching gives determined residents the tools they need to thrive and break the cycle of poverty.
SparkPoint OC helps families create step-by-step personal financial plans to tackle their specific needs – from getting out of debt, to going back to school, or learning how to budget. SparkPoint OC recognizes that change does not happen overnight, therefore, SparkPoint OC commits to working with families for up to 18 months to help them achieve their goals.
With the help of one-on-one financial coaching, attainable goal-setting plans are created in three key areas:
- Increasing income—free tax prep and tax credits, accessing public assistance, job training and placement
- Managing credit—improving credit scores, managing debt, creating sustainable household budgets for greater financial freedom
- Building assets—savings and asset planning to help families reach goals like buying a home or paying for college
More than 300 individuals participated in SparkPoint OC last year. By providing access to a full range of free financial resources and coaches, hard-working, low-income families now have a path to escape financial hardship and attain self-sufficiency.
Together, we can transform the lives of children and families in Orange County by reducing the percentage of financially unstable families by 25% by 2024.
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SparkPoint OC helped me in so many ways. I have my finances under control, I have a better credit score, a nice savings account—and I got help getting financial aid for college. I LIVE UNITED because I want a better future for my son.