In partnership with Prepare + Prosper, we offer free tax clinics during tax season. Volunteer accountants provide tax preparation for low-income individuals and families, free savings accounts, low-cost prepaid debit cards, savings bonds and credit reports. Through a partnership with Prepare + Prosper, we conducted a large-scale community listening project in 2015 that explored community members’ ideas and concerns about their financial resources.
Twice a year, we offer a 12-week entrepreneurship training facilitated by partner Neighborhood Development Center. Weekly group classes, one-to-one mentoring and small business planning add value for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Graduates from Hope cohorts have launched businesses from restaurants to clothing stores, financial services and more.