Economic Justice

'Financial Education' Archive

The Reinvestment Fund

Posted February 17, 2016

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) builds wealth and opportunity for low-wealth individuals and communities through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. TRF is a national leader in the financing of neighborhood revitalization. TRF finances housing, community facilities, commercial real estate, healthy food retail, and energy. Internship opportunities are available with TRF; interested students should […]

One Less Foundation

Posted November 10, 2015

The One Less Foundation is dedicated to providing assistance, through financial education and one-on-one mentoring, to under-served individuals and families that allow them to gain the skills necessary to escape poverty. Services offered by the One Less Foundation includes financial literacy courses, a one-on-one mentoring program, and life coaching; volunteer opportunities are available in most […]

Entrepreneur Works

Posted November 10, 2015

Entrepreneur Works is a non-profit corporation that provides supportive services to entrepreneurs and small business owners to assist them in starting or better incorporating an existing business. With office locations in Philadelphia and Chester, PA, Entrepreneur Works provides a comprehensive array of financial and business development services including: small business and peer loans, business skills […]

Community Action Development Commission of Montgomery County (CADCOM)

Posted November 10, 2015

CADCOM provides a range of services and programs including: savings programs, volunteer income tax assistance (VITA), incubator programs for small businesses, food stamp enrollment, and homeless services.  Volunteers have the opportunity to serve in most of these areas. NOTE: Click here to learn more about LILAC|Civic Engagement’s partnership with CADCOM’s tax assistance program. Website: […]

Campaign For Working Families

Posted April 30, 2014

The Campaign for Working Families seeks practical ways to improve the economic status of working people in Philadelphia so that families have the opportunity to increase their income, wisely manage their finances, protect themselves from expensive financial services, and build assets. The Campaign for Working Families accomplishes this by connecting families to valuable tax credits, […]

Genesis Housing Corporation

Posted April 30, 2014

Genesis Housing Corporation is dedicated to the development of affordable housing and to the education of consumers on housing and financial issues. Genesis Housing Corporation rehabilitates vacant and owner occupied properties throughout Montgomery County including special programs in Pottstown and Norristown. Volunteers help with grant writing, research on housing areas, and administrative tasks. Website: […]

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Philadelphia

Posted April 30, 2014

The mission of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures. NFTE is a national organization with a branch in Philadelphia. Volunteers  can get involved with projects that bring financial literacy/entrepreneurial education to […]

Dignity Housing

Posted April 30, 2014

Established in 1988, Dignity Housing is the first housing and supportive services program in the nation to be founded and guided by homeless people and activists.  Since its inception, Dignity has provided both quality, affordable housing and supportive services to thousands of people – primarily single African American women and their children. Heads of households […]

Youth Empowerment, Philadelphia

Posted April 30, 2014

Youth Empowerment, Philadelphia is one of many programs organized by Operation Hope, a national organization which works to improve financial literacy among low-income communities. Since 2004, Youth Empowerment, Philadelphia, Philadelphia has provided youth with financial literacy education. These classes are free of charge for schools and communities. They are led by HOPE Corps volunteers who […]

Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC)

Posted April 30, 2014

The mission of WORC is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides entrepreneurial training, individual business assistance, incentive savings programs, and access to business and financial resources. WORC empowers its constituents through various self-help strategies including savings, a self-employment network, and access to its local and […]

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