On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Cristo Rey Community Center and Mayor Virg Bernero celebrated the 10,000th financial counseling session provided by the Lansing Financial Empowerment Center (FEC). The Lansing FEC, which was launched four years ago this month, provides free one-on-one, professional financial counseling. A partnership between Cristo Rey and the City of Lansing, the FEC helps participants reach their financial goals, ranging from managing debt and improving credit scores to saving for a better life for themselves and their families.
Financial Empowerment Counselors meet with anyone, regardless of income level, but target low-income individuals and families. In the four years since its launch, financial counselors have served over 3,500 individuals, who have reduced their cumulative non-mortgage debt by more than $6.6 million, and increased their savings by $558.000.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our financial counselors, please call (517) 372-7200.