The Financial Empowerment Center provides access to financial resources, promotes business expansion, and aims to create wealth among economically vulnerable populations. We offer Personal Finance Development, Business Development, and Non-Profit Development services and tailor-made financial planning made to fit each individual's needs. All services are free of charge.
We help to see you through the following achievable goals.
• Financial Independence
• Repair Credit
• Build savings
• Reduce or eliminate your debt
• and MUCH MORE!
Business & Non-Profit Development
We can help you manage your business with:
Management and operations
Products and service
Registering your business with the state and federally
Formalizing business entity
Financial Fitness Bootcamp
empowers you 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 Financial Fitness BootCamp meets on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Masters Business BootCamp
This BootCamp reinforces the essential skills necessary to own, manage, grow and operate small businesses.
This six-week program addresses topics that include: funding a business, accounting and cash flow, taxes, legal issues, commercial real estate contracts, marketing, customer service, and entrepreneurship.
Qualified participants will take advantage of the Earn and Learn Program, which subsidizes business owners and active community entrepreneurs for their time away from attending to their business.
The Master's Business BootCamp meets on Mondays from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
This program is an investment in the growth of non-profit organizations in the Greater Des Moines area. In an advanced 5 week BootCamp, non-profits learn from experts on topics ranging from marketing, grant writing, tax and financial planning, alternative funding streams, building and managing a board, and recruiting volunteers. Each organization is eligible for a mini-grant to use for their programming.
The Non-Profit BootCamp meets on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.