Financial Success Centers

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Thrive will serve to strengthen the financial capacity of community college students and area residents by promoting, supporting, through community collaborative efforts, access to a one-stop center offering financial literacy and coaching, workforce development services, and public benefit screening and enrollment.

Thrive Strives to:
~ Increase the overall persistence rate for students accessing the center by at least 10% within the first two years
~ Increase credit scores by an average of 10%
~ Increase the number of mainstream bank accounts for at least six months by 50
~ Assist at least 50 users in creating and maintaining a household budget for six months
~ Assist at least 50 users in accessing workforce training in preparation for living wage jobs

What We Offer:
Thrive offers an array of free services that help users overcome financial difficulties through a progressive assisted learning process. All Thrive services are integrated with the student services provided by Holyoke Community College.

Our Free Services Include:
~ Confidential benefits screening and enrollment
~ Money skills classes
~ Individual financial coaching sessions
~ Free tax preparation
~ Workforce development training workshops
~ Effective community resource referrals
~ LifeBridge Program (Life insurance)

Thrive Community Partners:

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The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
Valley Opportunity Council
CareerPoint
MA Department of Transitional Assistance
The MIDAS Collaborative

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