Self-Help Joins Pathways to Financial Empowerment
|Self-Help, Neighborhood Trust and Federation staff meet in Asheville, NC for Pathways training this summer|
pilots with the Pathways to Financial Empowermentprogram. Self-Help FCU’s Pathways pilot has launched in their Pittsburg and Vallejo branches in the Bay Area in California, while Self-Help CU’s pilot is operating in two of the credit union’s Asheville, North Carolina branches. Through this pilot, Self-Help is working with expert counselors to offer one-on-one financial counseling to credit union members, using the Pathways to Financial Empowerment platform to track individuals’ financial well-being and the impact of the credit unions on their communities.
Today, twelve community development credit unions are on the Pathways technology platform, and have served more than 2,000 members across the country.
Credit unions interested in learning more about the Pathways to Financial Empowerment program should contact Michelle Parker, Federation Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-Help is a community development lender headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools and residential and commercial real estate projects. Through its credit union network, Self-Help’s two credit unions serve more than 130,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago, Florida and Wisconsin and offer a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org and www.self-helpfcu.org.