Equipment

Just as the right gear can make a long hike more manageable, the services we offer can lighten the load and provide support throughout your journey. Whether you need help managing expenses, finding a higher paying job, or furthering your education, we can give you the gear to tackle your own personal mountains, and our coaches can help you find the best trails to build your skills and use your talents. 

 

This is your journey.                                    

Where do you want to go?

 

 

Certificate of Financial Capability

The Certificate of Financial Capability supports you and helps you answer the question

             "What comes next?"

      by identifying your goals and taking steps toward them.

Learn:

   Attend workshops and gain resources to identify possible next steps.

 

Earn:

   Identify your goal to extend your income.

 

Save:

   Start saving for your long-term success.

 

Invest:

   Set a plan to invest in your own skills, knowledge, and assets.

 

Protect:

   Access insurance, safe banking, and other practices to protect your money.

 

 


Weekly Workshops

If you need an introduction to the basics of budgeting, credit, and renters’ responsibilities, or just need a refresher to help you get back on track, our Weekly Workshops are for you.

Workshops are free and open to the community. Every week in the Riverside classroom, you can attend:

  • Personal Budgeting - 1st Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00p, 2nd Thursday 10:00a - 12:00p
  • Building Credit - 3rd Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00p
  • Renters’ Education - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00p, 3rd Friday 10:00a - 12:00p

Renters' Education contact: RSVP Allyson Yamauchi by email or call 360-416-7585 x1181

Personal Budgeting & Building Credit contact: RSVP to Ryan Davis by email or call 360-588-5754.

 


Financial Coaching

Trained coaches can help you develop an action plan to take charge of your finances and reach your goals. To make an appointment with one of our volunteer coaches, please contact us at 360-588-5753. There is no cost for Financial Coaching services.

How Coaching Works:

Your coach will work closely with you on a variety of topics to help you create a plan that works for you:

  • Create and track a monthly budget or spending plan
  • Review your credit report and create a plan to improve your credit score
  • Determine how to deal with collections, garnishments, or judgements
  • Connect to non-predatory financial service providers for products including credit-building tools and banking products
  • Learn how to access and apply for student loans
  • Plan for making a major purchase, like a vehicle or a house
  • Learn how to dispute credit report errors

 


Education

Whether you want to improve your English skills, gain citizenship, or prepare for the GED or upcoming college classes, we have classes that will help you reach your goals.

Visit our Adult Education page to find out more.

 


Employment

If you're looking for a way to increase your income through finding a job, building your résumé, or nailing the interview, check out our Employment Services page for ways to put yourself on the path you want.

 


Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to facilitate or co-facilitate classes and workshops, be available for drop-in resouce and computer labs, and/or work one-on-one with participants to identify next steps in reaching their goals. Community Action recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to work in large and small groups to be a peer and resource for those who need someone in thier corner as they work towards Financial Empowerment. 

If you're up for a challenge, enjoy talking with others, have a positive attitude, and are willing to share some time to someone in your community, contact Tracy Montaron or check out the Volunteer Center for more information.


Questions

For questions, please call Community Action at 360-588-5734.