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About Fresh Start Banking

The First Step Alliance Fresh Start Banking Program improves access to affordable banking services for formerly incarcerated individuals. We make this Program available to the reentry community through partnerships with established not-for-profit financial institutions that offer fair and inclusive financial services. 


Our collaboration with Bank Dora makes it easy for returning citizens to open a safe and affordable checking account through their mobile device. Dora is an all-digital bilingual banking experience powered by credit unions, featuring a fee-free, no-minimum checking account and no credit check. 


Download the free Dora app on your iPhone or Android device. Click for English or Spanish. Open an account in minutes and say goodbye to expensive check cashing services!

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Download the Bank Dora app today:
Download in English 
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Download in Spanish
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"Success is not final; failure is not fatal:

It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

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