Fresh Start Financial Education
Online Learning and Credit Counseling
About the Program
First Step Alliance has partnered with a best-in-class provider of financial education resources to offer our Fresh Start Financial Education Program to justice-involved individuals. This Program is made available through reentry organizations, Departments of Corrections, state agencies and other community organizations. Program participants have access to free online education in both English and Spanish on many important financial topics, such as banking basics, credit repair and identity theft. Individuals can also work one-on-one with bi-lingual certified credit counselors and financial coaches. The online learning portal is available 24/7 through a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Our goal is to empower people with knowledge by providing free access to the tools and information they need to achieve sustainable financial independence.
Knowledge is Power
We'll help you learn how to manage your finances – with educational videos, step-by-step how-to guides, interactive tools, podcasts, webinars, infographics, and even fun games for the kids. There is also free and unlimited financial coaching. You can speak with a certified credit counselor and receive personalized advice about...
Spending & Saving | how to improve your household budget and saving strategies
Credit Repair | how to read your credit report, correct mistakes, and raise your credit score
Debt Management | cut your monthly payments and freeze late fees to get out of debt quicker
Housing Counseling | bring your mortgage up-to-date and learn about first-time home buying