FREE "Take Control of Your Finances" Workshops

Basic Principles of Money Management
Financial Literacy
Burial Planning / Final Expenses
Starting a Business
Intro to Investing
Credit Building Basics

Basic Principles of Money Management

The Urban League of Essex County invites you to TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES Workshops: Basic Principles of Money Management

Learn how to manage your money during our FREE personal financial workshops:

  • Dealing with debt
  • Budgeting and savings tools
  • Banking and rebuilding credit

Every 1st Wednesday of the month:
Jul 6; Aug 3; Sep 7; Oct 5; Nov 2; Dec 7
3pm – 4pm

Click HERE to Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 818 9768 9347
Passcode: 361333

For information:
(973) 624-9535 x275
gtaylor@ulec.org

Financial Literacy Workshop

The Urban League of Essex County invites you to join our TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES Workshops: Financial Literacy

Workshop topics include:

  • Retirement
  • Budgeting
  • Building credit

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month:
Jul 14, 28; Aug 11, 25; Sep 8, 22; Oct 13, 27; Nov 10; Dec 8, 22
9am – 11am

Click HERE to Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 851 7751 8265
Passcode: 968951

For information:
973-624-9535 x275
gtaylor@ulec.org

Burial Planning

The Urban League of Essex County invites you to TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES Workshops: Burial Planning / Final Expenses

Workshop topics include:

  • Types of insurance
  • Children and grandchildren policies
  • Hospital indemnity
  • Burial planning

Every 4th Wednesday of the month:
Jul 27; Aug 24; Sep 28; Oct 26; Nov 23; Dec 28
2pm – 3:30pm

Click HERE to Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 864 5109 1318
Passcode: ULEC2022

For information:
973-624-9535 x275
gtaylor@ulec.org

Starting a Business

The Urban League of Essex County invites you to TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES Workshops: Starting a Business

Workshop topics include:

  • LLC formation and beyond
  • Opening business accounts
  • Building business credit
  • Working with financial institutions

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month:
Jul 20; Aug 17; Sep 21; Oct 19; Nov 16; Dec 21
1pm – 2:30pm

Click HERE to Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 856 8743 0569
Passcode: ULEC2022

For information:
973-624-9535 x275
gtaylor@ulec.org

Intro to Investing

The Urban League of Essex County invites you to TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES Workshops: Intro to Investing

Workshop topics include:

  • 403B / 401K
  • Stock Market
  • Roth IRA
  • Mutual Funds
  • Investment Tools

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month:
Jul 13; Aug 10; Sep 14; Oct 12; Nov 9; Dec 14
1pm – 2:30pm

Click HERE to Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 817 4162 3083
Passcode: ULEC2022

For information:
973-624-9535 x275
gtaylor@ulec.org

Credit Building Basics

The Urban League invites you to TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES Workshops: Credit Building Basics

Your credit worthiness can impact your ability to borrow money or make purchases on credit.

Workshop topics include:

  • Why credit matters
  • Types of credit
  • How to fix “bad” credit
  • How to build your credit

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month:
Jul 20; Aug 17; Sep 21; Oct 19; Nov 16; Dec 21
3pm – 4pm

Click HERE to Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 890 9123 3726
Passcode: 127779

For information:
(973) 624-9535 x275
gtaylor@ulec.org

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.

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP IN CAREER EDUCATION 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

FREE TAX PREPARATION HAS ENDED FOR THE 2022 TAX SEASON.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR 2023.

In partnership with: United Way of Greater Newark

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

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP IN CAREER EDUCATION (PACE) PROGRAM GRADUATION CEREMONY - FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022

For more information:

Alice Frazier

Vice-President

Workforce Development

973-624-9535 x267

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