Financial Advancement Network Workshops

Posted by Urban Affairs Coalition on June 9, 2020

The Financial Advancement Network (FAN) is an initiative of the Urban Affairs Coalition that is supported by Department of Community & Economic Development (CED). CED’s mission is to bring capital to communities by building bridges between low- and moderate- income areas and mainstream financial institutions. Through the combination of financial education and peer support, the Financial Advancement Network aims to empower individuals to take charge of their financial lives.

FAN Workshop Information
CED currently offers “one touch” FAN workshops that are organized around a specific topic of interest identified by a community partner. These topics are organized around identified interests that would be of value to the participants in attendance. We draw from a pool of financial education specialists to teach free sessions that include topics ranging from, “Understanding and Improving Your Credit”, “How to Plan for Retirement”, “Understanding Investing”, and “How to Budget”. Workshops are typically 45 – 60 minutes, depending on the number of topics intended to cover.

Scheduling a FAN Workshop
Once a local community group, place of employment or school commits to hosting a FAN Workshop at a particular site, the coordinator will reach out to Urban Affairs Coalition with the topic options that they would like their group to receive. Feel free to mix and match topics from different sections! UAC then reaches out to the Speakers’ Bureau to find a leader for the workshop. UAC will confirm the appropriate speaker for the workshop with the requesting group.

For more information contact Meagan Schaefer, Program Coordinator, at or 215-851-1847.

Topics include: 

  • Estate Planning
  • Creating a Financial Plan
  • Effective Financial Goal Setting
  • Spending Plan and Money Management
  • The Process of Homeownership
  • Bankruptcy Education
  • Getting and Understanding Credit
  • Building and Maintaining Credit
  • Using Credit Cards
  • Getting Loans
  • Predatory Lending
  • Identify Theft
  • What You Should Know about Retirement
  • Preventing Foreclosure and Saving
  • And more!

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