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Financial Coaching and Credit Building

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 Literacy Specialist, click here.

Financial Resources and Workshops

Check out the links below to begin working on your financial goals today!

Financial Education Workshops : Kansas City Library Partnership
The Women's Employment Network, in partnership with the Kansas City Library, will be putting on a series of Financial Education Workshops in the community at Southeast, North-East, and Bluford Libraries. Workshops are FREE and open to the public. The on-going series includes workshops on the following topics:

  • Banking Basics
  • The Money Diet: Budgeting
  • Give Yourself Credit: Claim Your Financial Future
  • Yes I AM Janice Brown: Be Safe From Identity Theft

For more information, click here .

Bank of America/Khan Academy
Build your financial know-how with free tools and information to help you make more confident decisions. It's a simple way of getting real, practical knowledge, brought to you by Bank of America in partnership with Khan Academy. Start your financial know-how today, by clicking here.

Wells Fargo
Empower yourself with financial knowledge and resources from Wells Fargo. Start empowering yourself by clicking here now!

Money Smart KC
Excellent resource website, with a variety of links promoting financial capability, including local and national resources. Check out Kansas City area financial workshops and activities on the Money Smart Calendar.  For a Kansas City area calendar, click here today!

Justine PETERSEN
Justine PETERSEN gives people opportunities to create new futures for themselves and their families by helping them become and stay homeowners, start and run successful businesses, access education, begin and manage personal savings programs. Create a new future by clicking here now!.

Next Step KC
Worried about getting your taxes done? We can help with your taxes for free! Learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit and how Next Step KC can help you get the maximum refund you are entitled to. Click here to get assistance with your taxes!