Helping Formerly Incarcerated People Take the First Step
Financial education helps create a path to financial independence.
Financial education is critical to help people manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings and establish credit – creating a path to a healthy financial future.
First Step Alliance, a 501(c)(3) public charity, works in partnership with re-entry and other organizations to provide their participants with access to our Fresh Start Financial Education Program – a free online learning platform with many important financial topics and individual credit counseling services. Re-entry program participants may also be eligible for our Fresh Start Banking Program with Element Federal Credit Union – including a low-cost, no minimum checking account, debit card, online and mobile banking, direct deposit, and a secured credit card to help rebuild credit.
Our Proposed New Credit Union for Returning Citizens
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Our vision is to start a not-for-profit financial institution for formerly incarcerated people and their families.
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