Tamicka Bradley ~ financialConfidence@creighton.edu ~ 402.280.3736
The Financial Hope Collaborative and its Financial Success Program, housed at the Heider College of Business, have been instrumental in helping many low to moderate income (LMI) families in the Omaha metropolitan area find financial stability.
The Financial Hope Collaborative was started when United Way of the Midlands created the Financial Stability Partnership in 2006. The Financial Success Program began in 2009 and has an 86% retention rate—one of the highest retention rates in the country for a financial education program.
The program’s curriculum helps LMI families address immediate financial issues and develop decision making skills in areas, such as:
- Tracking expenses
- Saving for emergencies
- Repairing credit reports
This year-long program provides ongoing financial coaching and assists participants in developing personal and easy-to-use money management systems.