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The United Way of Alabama Financial Stability Partnership provides hard working individuals and families with tools to become economically self-sufficient through access to quality financial skills development, income enhancement and asset acquisition programs, including IDA accounts and tax preparation assistance. Click here to learn more about the Financial Stability Partnership.
Gateway Consumer Credit Counseling Service is a national, non-profit program. CCCS helps people get out of debt, avoid bankruptcy and learn to manage their money. Gateway’s CCCS can help you regain control without having to resort to drastic measures like bankruptcy that will affect you for many years to come. CCCS will help you evaluate your situation, determine your needs and devise a budget. CCCS will work with your creditors and establish a repayment plan. Each repayment plan is personalized and based on your specific circumstances. All services are strictly confidential. Click here to learn more about Gateway Consumer Credit Counseling Service.
SaveFirst trains college, graduate, and law students to provide free tax preparation services and opportunities for savings and economic improvement to low-income, working families—especially targeting those eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit refund. Click here to learn more about SaveFirst, including free tax preparation.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension works with IRS in North Alabama, helping citizens file electronic returns, provides computer-based programs to offer one-stop job-shop options that conserve time and resources for thousands of online customers, and offers legal education through LegalEase, helping consumers with estate, financial, and health management. Click here to find out more about the Alabama Cooperative Extension.
Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham, Inc. inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a network of dedicated classroom mentors from the business community, Junior Achievement works with students and teachers in grades K -12 to implement curriculum focusing on seven key content areas: business, economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, workplace readiness, citizenship and ethics. Click here to learn more about Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham, Inc.
TimeMAPS/RemTech – TimeMAPS provides financial literacy through interactive instructional software. This innovative educational software program offers individuals the essential knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in life and money. REMTECH is a local company that works with Birmingham City Schools, Jefferson County Schools Mountain Brook Schools, Hoover City Schools, Baldwin County Schools, Dekalb County Schools, Demopolis City Schools, Shelby County Schools and several others to bring TimeMAPS MMLS to 100+ high schools across Alabama and the US. Click here to learn more about TimeMAPS.
The Birmingham Center for Affordable Housing is a catalyst and resource which helps people increase their access to affordable housing, creating viable, self-directed communities. With a small but skilled and dedicated staff, the Center has gained national recognition for its work in assisting first-time homebuyers to purchase and retain their homes. The Center provides comprehensive housing counseling services including:
• Homeownership education
• Pre- and post-purchase counseling for first-time homebuyers
• Financial literacy training
• Individual credit and budget counseling
• Foreclosure Prevention counseling
The League of Southeastern Credit Unions is the trade association for credit unions in Alabama and Florida. Our mission is to ensure an operating environment through advocacy, leadership and services that will enable credit unions to maximize their potential and unique financial institutions. In addition, we provide the free tools and materials which help our members promote and advocate financial education within their communities. Click here to learn more about LSCU and the services offered.