Since 2010, we have reached more than 30,000 individuals throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area with group and one-on-one financial education services. Our primary target population consists of low-income individuals and families in need of basic financial skills to establish and manage their personal budget, build and maintain a strong credit history, overcome reliance on predatory lending, and more.
Our staff works cooperatively with a network of non-profit partners throughout the region to provide clients with financial education training that their staff is not equipped to teach. Non-profit partners, many of which provide a range of workforce development services, family stability support, and more, integrate our educators into their programs to meet clients where they receive services. In addition to working with partners, Prosperity Connection® operates a network of financial education facilities, known Excel Centers™, in an economically distressed sections of St. Louis City and County. Since opening the original Excel Center in 2012, more than 9,000 individuals have attended classes on home and auto buying, budgeting, credit, small business, and more.
Our financial educators work to complement the services that our partners provide. Whether it is workforce training or family stability, Prosperity Connection’s educators sync their outreach with the life situations of the clients they meet. Also, when clients identify different areas of life stress (health issues, lack of financial services, etc.), we connect them with appropriate organizations to ensure that these needs are addressed by experts in that particular arena.