helping residents achieve financial freedom.
The Financial Empowerment Center helps Summit and Medina County residents build financial stability by giving them the resources to budget and save, pay down debt and boost their credit scores.
Our professional financial coaches can help you navigate financial challenges and achieve your financial goals. Coaches can help you create a budget, set savings goals, improve your credit score, or reduce your debt. Free, one-on-one financial coaching appointments are available in-person at our Kenmore location, and our partner sites throughout the community, or virtually by phone or video. This program has no income restrictions.
Financial Empowerment Center Appointment
For telephone appointments, or in-person appointments at the Akron Financial Empowerment Center.
Community Partner Appointment
For in-person appointments at our community partner sites which include the Helen Arnold, McEbright, and Robinson Family Resource Centers and the University of Akron:
Does your household earn less than $60,000 per year? If so, you’re eligible for FREE tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. For more information, check out the VITA page.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Bank On Rubber City
Banking access is one key to financial empowerment. Bank On Rubber City, a coalition led by United Way of Summit & Medina and the City of Akron, is committed to helping residents access safe and affordable banking products and services.
“The judgment free zone made me feel comfortable and confident. We were able to buy a home, save money, and break down debt.”