A new Financial Empowerment Services Program offered by YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County has made significant progress during its inaugural year, according to officials at the nonprofit organization, reports the Fort Worth Business Press.
Long dedicated to helping transform the lives of women and children from poverty to independence through housing stability and affordable child care, the organization set out last year to find a new path to help women and families move up the economic ladder.
Since the program was launched in January 2013, more than 155 individuals have attended financial education classes and 250 individuals have attended personalized financial coaching sessions. More than 42 clients have already demonstrated positive financial changes.
“When our neighbors possess sound, practical financial knowledge applicable to their daily lives, the benefits to both the individuals and to the community are profound,” said Carol Klocek, YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County executive director. “When women prosper, their families prosper. When families prosper, our entire community becomes healthier, more vibrant and stronger.”
The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation received acknowledgement in the Fort Worth Business Press article for its support of the program.