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Financial Coach

This dynamic 4 week workshop will take your finances to the next level.
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Financial Coach

At times we all need little coaching to get our financial lives in order. No matter what your situation is, we can advice and help you reach your short-term and long-term goals.
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Can you afford that car?

It's important to know what price range to look in when shopping for a car. Binding yourself to a car payment that you can't afford can have a very negative effect on your finances.
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Events Calendar

Keep up-to-date on the latest events and financial resources available within our community.
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The Financial Capability Network is located at Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families. We maximize the potential of financial education. The Network provides low to moderate income individuals and families a pathway of financial literacy and financial inclusion that leads to financial stability. Implementation of the program expands participants' knowledge and develops the skills necessary to help them understand their financial situation in addition to motivating them to take action.

United Way Worldwide and Wells Fargo teamed up in 2012 to develop a nationwide network to provide financial counseling . Eight United Ways across the nation, including the United Way of Central Iowa, were selected to launch the Network.

Group Workshops

The FCN Financial Fitness BootCamp empowers people to strive for financial freedom through money management skills! This in depth program educates and works with clients on financial planning, money management/budgeting, credit counseling and predatory lending prevention/education.

If you no longer qualify to open a bank account, this program gives you a second chance and it's FREE! The FCN Financial Fitness BootCamp meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm.
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2017 Financial Fitness Bootcamp Sessions:

Session 1/ Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7 & 14
Session 2/ Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session 3/ April 11, 18, 25 & May 2
Session 4/ May 16, 23, 30 & June 6
Session 5/ July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1
Session 6/ Aug. 15, 22, 29 & Sept. 5
Session 7/ Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3 & 10
Session 8/ Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7 & 14
Session 9/ Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 & 19

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We also offer workshops to non-profits throughout the Greater Des Moines area.
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Job Training and Placement

At the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, we're helping families and individuals improve their financial position and connecting them with their work and career goals. From its location in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa, the state's capital city, the Evelyn K. Davis Center is helping many people build their educational and job dreams. This first-of-its-kind center is a resource for those looking for educational, job training and career opportunities by delivering these workforce services. We're preparing many Central Iowans to find their life's calling as successful, working Iowans.
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1 on 1 Coaching

We offer 1 on 1 coaching at the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families. Our services help you get your finances on the right track. We work with you to build a monthly spending plan that is focused on meeting your needs and building a successful financial future. We take an extra step to help you implement your plan. Our 1 on 1 coaching sessions are FREE throughout your ENTIRE process to financial freedom. We know that your financial future is yours - and we want to help to make it brighter.

We help to see you through the following achievable goals.
• Financial Independence
• Repair Credit
• Build savings
• Reduce or eliminate your debt

What is the 1 on 1 Coaching process?

Step 1 - Meet
Our coaching process begins with an introductory meeting. For about 30 minutes, you and your coach will discuss your money situation, future goals, priorities, and more. We will identify areas of concern and improvement. Then, we'll talk about some available options so that you can make the best decision for you.
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Step 2 - Coaching Session 1 – Map
Your first coaching session will last about an hour and requires honesty and open-mindedness with your coach. This session is a mixture of goal setting, money management strategies, and budgeting. By the end of this session you will have created a customized spending plan and strategy for improving your overall financial situation.

Step 3 - Coaching Session 2 - Motivate
This coaching session, about 45 days after the first, is an opportunity to ask questions, adjust plans and stay motivated on your financial path. You and your coach will review and adjust your spending plan as needed and discuss some long-term actions that will help you continue to be financially successful.

We are available for email and phone support for six months following Coaching Session #1.

Financial Literacy

These dynamic, educational video games engage kids while teaching them important money skills. Children love to play games, and these colourful, creative games teach financial skills in a motivational and meaningful way.


Explore your own financial information in greater detail by using these powerful tools for forecasting and assessing your financial choices. During the process, you might discover expenses you can eliminate or more effective ways to manage your money.

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Des Moines Area Community College

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Central Iowa Shelter and Services

Workforce Training Academy

Boy Scouts of America

Girls Scouts of Great Iowa

Iowa Department for the Blind

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Home, Inc.

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Bearance Management

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Bank On Central Iowa

Youth Policy Institute of Iowa


Asset Building Coalition

Goodwill Connection Center

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Childcare Center Coalition

Polk County Health Department


Veridian Credit Union


William Penn University

Iowa Legal Aid

We Have Two Types of Partners

1.       Those with the financial knowledge and expertise for the people who need it most.
2.       Those who have access to the people who need the financial knowledge and expertise.

Our financial education gives people the tools to take control of their money. We will assist your efforts in providing the curriculum and facilitating the workshops. Our curriculum provides vital assistance in areas such as:

Income Building – Financial education helps individuals learn to save money and pursue income-building options such as college degrees and certifications.

Credit Enhancement and Debt Management – Nationally, 40% of the U.S. population has either no credit score or a credit score below the level needed to access credit. Financial and credit counseling services will help individuals improve credit scores and financial stability.

Building/Preservation of Savings and Assets – Nationally, 64% of households with incomes under $25,000 have less than $500 in emergency savings. Access to financial education will help these families learn about savings opportunities such as IDAs, microenterprise development and asset-building opportunities such as home ownership programs.

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