FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER

Financial stability empowers families and builds stronger communities.

It is essential that individuals and families be able to make informed financial decisions to weather trying economic times and to plan for the future.

The Urban League of Essex County has been providing financial capability education and coaching to individuals and families for more than five years. The goal of ULEC’s financial capability program is to provide fundamental knowledge of financial staples such as best practices, credit-building initiatives, saving incentive programs, debt management and promote economic stability among the low-to-moderate income households. Financial coaches facilitate this process through workshops, seminars and one-on-one individualized client-driven sessions.

The Financial Opportunity Center has helped over 500 participants create financial goals, build better banking habits, increase net worth, establish and build credit knowledge and scores in preparation for retirement. Participants of financial literacy classes build portfolios rich with goals and priorities for building their futures. To date, more than 4,000 residents and 800 students have received this invaluable training.

For more information, or to get started on your own financial empowerment plan, contact Ms. Higgins at rhiggins@ulec.org or call 973-624-9535, x228

BECOME AN AMERICORPS MEMBER

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AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering.  AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities.  AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of their national culture.

Find out more HERE.

For all of the Urban League of Essex County's available positions as an AmeriCorps Member, visit our Careers @ ULEC page.

PAID PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (PACE)

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Are you looking for a career in carpentry and electrical?

The Urban League of Essex County's PACE Program is a Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education program that prepares individuals for a Registered Carpentry/Electrical Apprenticeship.  This program classroom instruction covers college readiness, job readiness, and worker safety training.

Successful PACE graduates can be referred to begin a 4-year union apprenticeship in carpentry and electrical, securing an attractive benefits package and earning potential.

Other benefits include earning while you learn and employment security!

Earn four (4) industry recognized certifications:

- Fall Prevention
- OSHA 30 Safety and Health
- Confined Space
- Supported Scaffolding

Eligibility requirements: must be 18+ years old, have a valid driver's license and a H.S. Diploma or GED.

We partner with accredited businesses and institutions - Nextwave Safety Solutions, Inc., Essex County College, National Coalition of Resources (NCOR) and National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

To find out if you are eligible to become a PACE student, please contact Al-Qadr Camillo - Email or call (973) 624-9535 x216

FREE TAX PREPARATION

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In partnership with: United Way of Greater Newark

A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provided by the Internal Revenue Service