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  Financial Freedom  

Helping Formerly Incarcerated People Take the First Step

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Financial education and access to mainstream banking services helps people create a path to long-term financial independence.  

Financial education is critical to understand how to manage money, pay down debt, increase savings and establish credit. Our Fresh Start Financial Education Program is a free online learning platform that includes many important financial topics along with individual credit counseling services. Participants may also be eligible for our Fresh Start Banking Program, featuring a low-cost, no minimum checking account, debit card, online and mobile banking, direct deposit, secured credit card and other credit building products. 

First Step Alliance works with reentry organizations, Departments of Corrections, financial services providers and other community-based organizations, to help improve access to mainstream banking services for justice-involved individuals.

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Justice-involved individuals experience significant challenges in accessing mainstream financial services. Our vision is to start a new credit union for this community, their families, friends and supporters.  

Financial Freedom isn't only for the 1%

Hear more from one of our community advisors about the financial services challenges justice-involved people face and what First Step Alliance is doing to change the narrative.

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Formerly Incarcerated People Deserve a Real Second Chance. 

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