Financial Opportunity Center

FOC Financial Literacy Day

Financial Opportunity Center

274 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

The Financial Opportunity Center, which officially opened at New Community Career & Technical Institute in February 2016, aims to help families build wealth. The goal of the FOC is to assist low to moderate income families boost earnings, reduce expenses and make appropriate financial decisions that lead to asset building through an integrated service model approach.

Services offered at the Financial Opportunity Center include:
* Access to income supports
* Credit counseling
* Employment services
* Financial coaching
* Financial literacy
* Job preparation
* Referrals to job training programs at New Community, such as health care, automotive, building trades, culinary arts, etc.

Members of the FOC staff include:
* Financial coach
* Job developer
* Benefits specialist

The Financial Opportunity Center at NCC works in partnership with the New Community Federal Credit Union to help residents gain a firm financial footing that ultimately leads to self-sufficiency. NCFCU is a low income designated and CDFI certified community development credit union specializing in serving populations generally considered the hardest to serve, including low income wage earners, recent immigrants and individuals with disabilities. As a committed partner, NCFCU offers its resources and financial products to all FOC clients and is conveniently located on the same floor as the FOC.

Support for the Financial Opportunity Center is provided in part by a grant from the Nicholson Foundation and support from Greater Newark LISC.