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Need work? CareerLink can help.

PA CareerLink has started Platform to Employment (P2E) to help those who have been out of work for 27 weeks or more. P2E is a 5 week program that provides assistance with job search and career planning as well as financial counseling. Location: PA CareerLink® Northwest Philadelphia center, 5847 Germantown Ave. Transpasses will be available […]

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Need healthcare insurance?

Did you know that about 40% of Americans have some healthcare debt? If you don’t have healthcare insurance yet, we can help you pick the right plan for you. We can also help you review your options if you aren’t sure you are on the right plan. Our trained healthcare navigators can save you hundreds […]

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New FEC Opening Soon

We are pleased to announce that a new Financial Empowerment Center will be opening in early December! The FECs have decided to partner with Impact Services and BenePhilly to open a one-stop center where you can receive financial counseling,benefits support, and employment assistance. Stay tuned for more details.

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Job Opening: Promise Corps Project Director

The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity (by which the Financial Empowerment Centers are run) is looking for a Promise Corps Project Director. The Promise Corps is a program being implemented in five West Philadelphia schools in which 25 AmeriCorps members will provide college and career readiness counseling to students. The Project Director will […]

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FECs Seeking Graphic Design Help

The Financial Empowerment Centers are looking for a qualified and experienced design firm to develop designs for the branding of the Financial Empowerment Centers and other economic security and asset building projects. Application details and more information can be found in the attached document: RFI Graphic Design

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Press Release: Philadelphia Financial Empowerment Centers Partners with Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

Partnership Will Enable Philadelphia Financial Empowerment Centers to Share Important Financial Resources and Increase Community Engagement Philadelphia, PA. Jul, 28 2015 – The Philadelphia Financial Empowerment Centers announced today a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to increase engagement with residents throughout Philadelphia. City residents can now receive messages […]

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Happy National “my Social Security” Week!

Do you plan on receiving Social Security benefits later in life? Do you already receive benefits? The Social Security Administration recommends that you celebrate this week by joining 20 million other Americans in signing up for a free my Social Security account. You will be able to: Get an estimate of your future benefits; Get a letter […]

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Centers are closed today, Friday 7/3

The Financial Empowerment Centers will be closed today in honor of Independence Day. Have a safe, happy, and frugal holiday weekend! If you’re hosting a party, save some money with these tips.  

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June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!

Elder financial abuse costs US seniors $36.5 billion every year, according to a recent study. These funds could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, elder abuse occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone–1 in 3 seniors experiences financial abuse in a five-year period. The […]

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